Turning in your PWR RBA or delivering your final PWR 2 oral/multimedia presentation doesn't need to be the final step in your research project. Consider taking your project further by submitting it to a Stanford publication or even a national journal or by applying to present your research at a national conference.
AVICENNA: THE STANFORD JOURNAL ON MUSLIM AFFAIRS
"Avicenna – The Stanford Journal on Muslim Affairs endeavors to reach out to Muslims and non-Muslims alike in creating an academic agora where issues pertaining to Muslim societies and peoples may be explored. This is a student-run annual publication founded in 2011."
COMPARATIVE ADVANTAGE: STANFORD UNDERGRADUATE ECONOMICS JOURNAL
“Comparative Advantage is Stanford University’s undergraduate economics journal. First published in the spring of 2013, the journal now has a multi-disciplinary student staff that receives and curates submissions from universities across the nation to provide you with insightful and topical economic analysis. We publish one issue in the spring of each academic year.””
CONTEXTS: UNDERGRADUATE ANTHROPOLOGY JOURNAL
“Contexts is an annual publication comprised of scholarly articles and reviews (book, film, art, and event reviews) written by Stanford undergraduates in all academic fields. The mission of Contexts is to provide a forum for students to share, discuss, and reflect upon social issues in a manner that demonstrates anthropological thought and modes of inquiry. CONTEXTS is published electronically on the web, with print issues released annually. For current as well as previous issues of undergrad journal, please see Undergrad Journal. For question, comments or to get involved please visit contexts.Stanford.edu or email Stanford.firstname.lastname@example.org”
THE CUTTING EDGE: THE STANFORD UNDERGRADUATE JOURNAL OF EDUCATION RESEARCH
“Cutting Edge is a student-run, peer-edited journal publishing original research by undergraduates on topics in education. Topics may include but are not limited to: PreK-12 education; Higher education; International education; Education policy/economics; Education technology; Education entrepreneurship & leadership; School models; Teachers, teaching, and pedagogy; Learning and child development; Sociology of education (intersections with race, gender, sex, religion, or language); Curriculum and assessment; History, philosophy, and ethics of education.”
THE DULIST: STANFORD'S UNDERGRADUATE PHILOSOPHY JOURNAL
“The Dualist is a national undergraduate philosophy journal published by Stanford University undergraduates. Its purpose is to offer students from all universities an opportunity to participate in a normally inaccessible part of academic life -- the production and publication of papers for general philosophical readership. Established in 1992, The Dualist has since become the most renowned and prestigious undergraduate philosophy journal in the U.S., featuring thoughtful articles authored by undergraduates around the world. ”
FASCINATE: A CLOSER LOOK AT SCIENCE IN OUR WORLD
“Our mission is to highlight the importance of effective science communication, and to provide a regular and interesting source of it, through this website, writing workshops, and speaker events. ”
“This journal is dedicating to preserving and showcasing the best undergraduate work of Stanford University's Department of History, selected through a process of peer review.”
INTERSECT: THE STANFORD JOURNAL OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY
“Intersect is an international Science, Technology, and Society research journal run by undergraduate students at Stanford University and supported by the Program in STS. It welcomes undergraduate, graduate, and PhD submissions at the intersection of history, culture, sociology, art, literature, business, law, health, and design with science and technology. The journal's submissions are not exclusive to Stanford affiliates and generally span several continents. Several students have published revisions of their PWR 1 RBAs in this journal, including Max David Mellin and Cindy Zang Liu. Intersect publishes three times during each academic year at Stanford: at the end of Autumn, Winter, and Spring quarters. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis.”
“Probe is a student-run, peer-edited journal that publishes work at the intersection of biology, art, and technology. Topics may include but are not limited: debates in bioscience, biological breakthroughs, and medical technology.”
STANFORD JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
“The Stanford Journal of Public Health (SJPH) is a biannual student-run publication at Stanford University dedicated to connecting different players in the public health community in a forum for engaged scholarship. The Journal features a multi-faceted approach to public health issues, and is divided into three sections: Investigation: showcases research on salient public health issues and outcomes; Practice: reviews and profiles practice-based approaches to public health; and, Policy: sheds light on broad, systemic policy-based approaches to public health.”
“We welcome topics ranging from art and culture to technology or social justice...we welcome strong, provocative writing backed by insightful analysis, original reporting or personal experience, and pitches can, of course, be inspired by academic work you have done. We are a non-partisan publication, which does not mean that what we publish cannot be ideological, but rather means we welcome perspectives from anywhere on the political spectrum. Stanford Politics aspires to illuminate important issues that people may not be aware of, contribute new and unique ideas to existing discussions or debates and provide thought-provoking challenges to, or critiques of, conventional wisdom.”
THE STANFORD UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH JOURNAL (SURJ)
“Founded in 2001, the Stanford Undergraduate Research Journal (SURJ) is an annual, peer-reviewed publication of research articles from all academic fields. The mission of SURJ is to encourage, recognize, and reward intellectual activity beyond the classroom, while providing a forum for the exchange of research and ideas. Our journal is run entirely by a staff team of Stanford undergraduate students, led by two Editors-in-Chief. SURJ primarily publishes work produced by Stanford undergraduates, but also publishes papers from well-qualified students at other institutions. All submitted papers undergo review by SURJ’s team of editors, who subsequently deliberate and select the best submitted papers for publication.”
STATIC blog and undergrad journal- at Stanford University
“We welcome any and all submissions that reflect our mission of creating a space for progressive-minded Stanford activists to share ideas, stories, and events.”
“The Underground is a digital space for the advancement of the black identity at Stanford University. This is a site where students can submit their written articles, artwork and expressions of self on a collective site. No matter what avenue of the black experience you choose to express, this is a common site to do it unapologetically. We will be continually promoting black photographers, musicians, and other content creators for the world to view. Let’s challenge our peers, our University, and our Nation to see the students who are reflected here, and how through our struggle we continue to thrive in excellence. Check back every Sunday for new student highlights and art collections.”
“Student-organized poetry, prose, essay and illustration review.”
The sites below provide a gateway to multiple journals that might be suitable to writing produced in your PWR class.
COUNCIL ON UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (CUR)
This site provides a comprehensive list of undergraduate journals from various institutions around the country. Note: Some of these journals are open to undergraduate students from any institution while others are institution-specific. Check submission guidelines.
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA'S CRITICAL WRITING PROGRAM: PUBLISHING OPPORTUNITIES
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN LIBRARY: UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH JOURNALS
When considering the different journals below, take note of the discipline/submission requirements and submission timeline (rolling or specific date). Consider sending the editor an email if you have any inquiries and review past issues to get a sense of the range of accepted publications.
THE BUTLER JOURNAL OF UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
“The Butler Journal of Undergraduate Research publishes original, scholarly research undertaken by undergraduates from any college or university. BJUR builds upon and strengthens Butler’s commitment to quality undergraduate research by providing an outlet for the publication of outstanding undergraduate scholarship across the humanities, social and natural sciences.”
THE COLUMBIA UNDERGRADUATE JOURNAL OF HISTORY
“The Columbia Undergraduate Journal of History is a publication of the Undergraduate History Council at Columbia University. To solicit material, the Undergraduate History Council asks professors from history departments across the United States and internationally to nominate the most outstanding undergraduate work from their classes. They post all nominated articles, and then select from among them to be published in the Journal.”
CONSILIENCE, THE JOURNAL OF SUSTAINABILITY DEVELOPMENT- COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
“Consilience is an online journal dedicated to promoting interdisciplinary dialogue on sustainable development. This journal aims to bring students, researchers, professors, and practitioners from a variety of disciplines and geographical regions in direct conversation with each other through an online, academically rigorous medium. Consilience publishes scholarly articles, opinion pieces, field notes, editorial columns and photo essays. By providing a public platform for discussion, we hope to encourage a global community to think more broadly, thoroughly, and analytically about sustainable development. The journal is run by a team of undergraduate and graduate students, under the guidance of faculty from Columbia University in the City of New York.”
CRITICAL THEORY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE JOURNAL OF UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH- OCCIDENTAL COLLEGE
“CTSJ is dedicated to providing a forum for undergraduate students to develop and share critical research and writing on the intersections of "race", "sexuality", and "nationality" as they relate to problems of social justice. The journal seeks to foster exchange of ideas across disciplines and deepen understandings of systems of injustice, and in this way advances the mission of Occidental College: to develop critical, thoughtful, and active participation in an increasingly pluralistic and conflict ridden global culture.”
THE DIALECTICS: UNDERGRADUATE JOURNAL OF LEADERSHIP, POLITICS, AND SOCIETY - PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY
“The Dialectics is an electronic journal devoted to undergraduate scholarship and discourse. The Journal welcomes high quality essays on issues of public importance.”
GLOBAL SPHERES JOURNAL - UC SANTA BARBARA
“Global Societies Journal (GSJ) is a peer-reviewed and open-access journal based in the Global Studies Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara. This interdisciplinary publication explores and analyzes globalization and global-scale issues from a variety of perspectives and disciplines. Our journal is seeking to publish articles that bridge the social science and humanities through a discussion of various global issues through an interdisciplinary approach.”
INQUIRIES JOURNAL: SOCIAL SCIENCES, ARTS, AND HUMANITIES - NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY
“INQUIRIES Journal, formerly Student Pulse, is an open-access academic journal that highlights the work of students at the undergraduate level and above. The journal publishes work across a range of academic disciplines with a particular focus on the social sciences, arts, and humanities.”
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH AND CREATIVE ACTIVITIES- PACIFIC UNIVERSITY
“A peer-reviewed, open-access journal dedicated to the publication of outstanding scholarship by undergraduates and their mentors from academic institutions of higher learning. The Journal accepts submissions of research articles, fiction, poetry, photography, videos, and other creative works from undergraduate students in all academic disciplines.”
JOURNAL OF INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS, INTERGROUP RELATION AND IDENTITY - UNIVERSITE DE MONTREAL
“Created at Université de Montréal, it is an international scientific peer-reviewed journal for undergraduate students. The JIRIRI’s goal is to promote creative and original ideas in social psychology and related fields, produced by undergraduate students worldwide. Undergraduate students are given the opportunity to either publish an empirical or theoretical manuscript, to review scientific manuscripts or to become part of the editorial team. The JIRIRI’s next goal is to diffuse its material to other professors and students that wish to use the peer-review process as a teaching tool.”
JOURNAL OF SINO-AMERICAN AFFAIRS
“The Journal of Sino-American Affairs is a student-led, student-run publication dedicated to broadening understanding of critical issues in the U.S.-China relationship among undergraduates, graduates, and the general public.”
JUR PRESS- COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY
“JUR is a peer-reviewed, undergraduate journal registered with the Library of Congress that accepts submissions of any subject, from any undergraduate institution. We receive hundreds of submissions for publication every year, from institutions ranging from small liberal arts colleges to international institutions. The review process for publication includes peer, graduate, and faculty referees, ensuring that the Journal publishes competitive material that follows the Journal’s standards for academic, creative, and passionate work.”
THE MONITOR JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
“This journal out of William & Mary College publishes "articles with an international focus from many academic disciplines and topics including, but not limited to, international security, anthropology, comparative government, linguistics, environmental issues, literature, development, economics, relations, history, religion, sociology, and warfare."”
PENN BIOETHICS JOURNAL
“The Penn Bioethics Journal (PBJ) is the premier peer-reviewed undergraduate bioethics journal. Established in 2004, the Journal provides a venue for undergraduates to make contributions to the field of bioethics. Embracing the interdisciplinarity of bioethics, PBJ reviews and publishes original work addressing debates in medicine, technology, philosophy, public policy, law, theology, and ethics, among other disciplines.”
RHETTECH UNDERGRADUATE JOURNAL
“ RhetTech showcases exemplary work being done in undergraduate writing, rhetoric, and technical communication courses around the country. This journal is run by young scholars in James Madison University's School of Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication.”
SYNTHESIS: UNDERGRADUATE HISTORY OF SCIENCE JOURNAL - HARVARD UNIVERSITY
“In 2009, Synthesis was launched by a group of Harvard students who endeavored to provide a venue to further the collaboration between undergraduate history of science institutions. Each year the members of Synthesis has worked to expand their readership to students and faculty in programs involving the history of philosophy of science, technology, and medicine.”
UC BERKLEY COMPARATIVE LITERATURE UNDERGRADUATE JOURNAL
“The UC Berkeley Comparative Literature Undergraduate Journal showcases the premier undergraduate research in Comparative Literature across the world. The Journal welcomes submissions working in, around, or critically engaging with topics in Literature from a comparative nature, broadly conceived, such as interdisciplinary research across disciplines within the arts and sciences, research engaging with literary theory and schools of thought or criticism. CLUJ provides undergraduate students around the world the opportunity to publish and share their research with an international audience.”
UNDERGRADUATE JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY ISSUES & MEDIA
" The Undergraduate Journal of Contemporary Issues and Media examines issues that are relevant across global contexts, though they may be uniquely identified and experienced by individuals and groups. The on-line journal publishes a wide range of media/texts showcasing different perspectives and ideas. Each contribution provides a more novel and holistic understanding of an issue that otherwise could not be gained through one medium. Both traditional and nontraditional media will be represented in the form of essays, fiction, poetry, radio/podcasts, art, etc. Our deadline is flexible in that submissions are accepted on a rolling basis. Submissions should be sent to: email@example.com."
VANDERBILT HISTORICAL REVIEW
"Vanderbilt Historical Review is a student-run undergraduate journal of history. The Review strives to provide a forum thta is dedicated to facilitating dialogue on topics relating to history and historiography. Students may submit original research papers, short interest articles, book/movie reviews, interviews, and photographs to us. We are looking for pieces that exhibit originality, clarity, and a strong relevance to history. Book/movie reviews and interviews may cover any topic that directly focuses on the past, or the past as we interpret it today. To learn more about how to submit your research paper, please visit our submissions page."
"Xchanges is an interdisciplinary Technical Communication, Writing/Rhetoric, and Writing Across the Curriculum journal, which publishes two issues annually from its home in the English Department at the University of New Mexico. Our Fall issue each year features undergraduate research. Our Spring issue features graduate-student research. In each undergraduate issue, we publish theses and research projects of upper-level undergraduate students. Our graduate-student issues feature MA- and Ph.D.-level original research from emerging professionals in our focal fields. We receive submissions from students from a wide array of institutions across the country and abroad. Our faculty review board, comprised of TC, Comp/Rhet, and WAC faculty from throughout the U.S., reviews these submissions on a blind basis. We welcome undergraduate and graduate students in these disciplines to submit their work to Xchanges, either as traditional articles or as multimodal webtexts."
YOUNG SCHOLARS IN WRITING
"Young Scholars in Writing: Undergraduate Research in Writing and Rhetoric publishes research and theoretical articles from undergraduates on writing, writers, rhetoric, discourse, language, and related topics."
The sites below detail undergraduate research conferences, where students can share their research with a broader audience outside of their PWR class
National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)
The National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) promotes undergraduate research and scholarship through its annual, spring conference. It welcomes presenters from across the curriculum, and its goal is to foster inter-campus collaborations to promote undergraduate scholarship.
Stanford Undergraduate Research Association Conference (SRC)
The Stanford Undergraduate Research Association (SURA) hosts an annual conference for undergraduates from all over the country to present their research on Stanford's campus. The conference's goal is to encourage students to exchange feedback on each other's ideas and generate an exchange of intellectual ideas. The conference typically occurs in the spring.
List of journals compiled primarily by Jennifer Johnson, with additional contributions by Meg Formato, Donna Hunter, Zandra Jordan, Allison Mickel, and Christine Alfano.