Publishing Your Research

in Undergraduate Research Journals







On Campus

Scientific Terrapin is a bi-annual peer-reviewed journal which publishes articles in the fields of life sciences (biology, chemistry, biochemistry, and ecology), applied sciences (engineering, mathematics, computer science, physics, and goelogy), and social sciences (economics, government and politics, psychology, business, and sociology). Articles must be 5-6 pages single spaced (up till 10 pages including tables/figures), formatted in 12 pt Times New Roman font with 1 in. margins in .doc(x) or .pdf files.

Honors Online Journal will showcase stellar student work from students in its five living-learning programs: Digital Cultures and Creativity, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Gemstone, Honors Humanities, and University Honors. The journal will be a mix of scholarly and personal essays, creative writing, art, links to online movies/videos/music, reviews, cartoons, interviews, and dialogues between members of our community.


Interpolations is a refereed online journal showcasing superior student writing from the English Department's First Year Writing Program. These essays represent the finest work--a combination of compelling ideas and outstanding writing--being produced by our academic community's newest members. This journal is an effort to foster our students' voices in the University of Maryland's ongoing academic discourse. In addition to the thought provoking essays that appear in the journal, there will eventually be forums for the entire university community to respond to these papers so that a real visible dialogue can occur in this space.


Janus is the history journal created in the fall of 2000 by a group of undergraduate history students at the University of Maryland and features writing relevant to the study of history. The journal seeks to grant students a voice in the academic world by providing a chance to publish their work and participate formally in scholarly debate.

The Paper Shell Review is the University of Maryland's undergraduate journal of essays on literary topics and book reviews. It accepts essays of no more than twenty pages and book reviews of no more than two pages.  Essays and reviews must be double-spaced, in Times New Roman font, numbered, and formatted with one inch margins. Use MLA style. Submissions are accepted from August 30th to January 31st. The journal is published in print on April 18th and on-line May 20th. Send submissions as MS Word attachments to

Stylus is a journal of literature and art consists of art, prose, poetry and multilingual pieces submitted by University of Maryland undergraduate and graduate students. Their reading period is from September to February, and our final deadline is January 31st. Students are encouraged to submit early in the year in order to receive detailed feedback on their work. The journal accepts up to five pieces per genre, though some students may be invited to submit more. The work is put through a rigorous, anonymous review process.

Trace is an annual journal of the architecture department, serving as a record and commentary on issues in architecture education and practice.  Recent student work is presented alongside interviews with leading architects and academics in an effort to document the conversations that take place in architecture.

Off Campus

The following journals accept submissions from any undergraduate student, regardless of his/her institutional affiliation.


All Disciplines

Science and Engineering

Humanities and the Arts

Social Sciences


All Disciplines

  • Stanford Undergraduate Research Journal (an annual peer-reviewed publication of research articles written primarily by Stanford undergraduates, but also well-qualified students at other institutions, from all academic fields) 
  • Student Pulse (all disciplines)
  • Pittsburgh Undergraduate Review (PUR showcases the best available undergraduate research. This is achieved by publishing indiscriminately with regards to location and discipline; the PUR is a multidisciplinary journal that accepts papers from around the world.)

Humanities and the Arts















  • Aporia (Dartmouth College)
  • The Dualist (Stanford University)
  • Episteme (Denison University)
  • The Interlocutor (University of the South)
  • Prologema (University of British Columbia)
  • The Yale Philosophy Review (an annual journal that showcases the best and most original of philosophic thought by undergraduate students, worldwide, on a broad range of philosophic topics, as well as book reviews and interviews of philosophic content)




Creative Writing and Rhetoric

Science and Engineering





Agriculture and Life Sciences










  • BIOS (Beta Beta Beta, National Biological Honor Society for members only)













  • Journal of Undergraduate Research in Physics (a peer-reviewed, online journal of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) and Sigma Pi Sigma, the physics honor society. JURP is devoted to archiving research conducted by undergraduate students in physics and its related fields, and is a vehicle for the exchange of ideas and information by undergraduate students. Papers in experimental physics, theoretical physics, or educational research in physics are welcome.)

Social Sciences





  • Scientific Terrapin (UMD- a bi-annual peer-reviewed journal which publishes articles in the fields of life sciences such as biology, chemistry, biochemistry, and ecology; applied sciences such as engineering, mathematics, computer science, physics, and goelogy; and social sciences such as economics, government and politics, psychology, business, and sociology)
  • Intersections (University of Washington, Seattle)









Politics, Culture, Society