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Undergraduate Research: Publishing and Presenting: Share

How to share your research

Publishing and sharing undergraduate research is a great way to find out what new scholars are questioning, discovering, and creating.  It can be a measure of new trends in a subject area or an introduction to a new way of thinking about an old idea.  There are a number of great scholarly, peer-reviewed undergraduate journals to showcase your research. Using the links below, carefully read the submission guidelines and "about" sections on the websites to decide which would best fit your topic and your desired . 

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Undergraduate Research Collections

Undergraduate Research Commons - A portal showcasing outstanding published works authored by thousands of undergraduate students. The portal was built to provide greater visibility to the exemplary student works that universities and colleges are publishing. The URC is also an index of undergraduate publishing outlets. Aspiring undergraduate authors can use this tool to find peer-reviewed journals and conferences in their fields of research.

JournalQuest - An academic database providing free, full-text access to university published student journals from around the world. The purpose of JournalQuest is to increase dissemination of student scholarship by improving the visibility and availability of student work on the web.

Professional Associations

American Political Science Association  Founded in 1903, the American Political Science Association is the leading professional organization for the study of political science.

Organization of American Historians Founded in 1907, the Organization of American Historians (OAH) is the largest professional society dedicated to the teaching and study of American history. The mission of the organization is to promote excellence in the scholarship, teaching, and presentation of American history, and to encourage wide discussion of historical questions and the equitable treatment of all practitioners of history.

Council on Undergraduate Research  The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) and its affiliated colleges, universities, and individuals share a focus on providing undergraduate research opportunities for faculty and students at all institutions serving undergraduate students. 

American Economics Association Established in 1885, the AEA is a non-profit, non-partisan, scholarly association dedicated to the discussion and publication of economics research. The Association supports established and prospective economists with a set of career-enhancing programs and services.

Conferences/Events

Posters on the Hill  An evening poster session and reception where students will have the opportunity to speak directly to members of Congress and demonstrate how they have been impacted by the research and education programs they fund.

National Conference on Undergraduate Research Showcasing the best in undergraduate research and the creative and performing arts.

Research Experiences for Undergraduates Symposium  This conference will feature presentations by students from REU programs in all disciplines, sessions for REU administrators and faculty, and opportunities to meet with representatives from the National Science Foundation and other government agencies.

National Collegiate Honors Council  a community of educational institutions, professionals, and students that are passionate about advancing honors education.

National Conference for College Women Student Leaders  As America’s premier conference for college women, NCCWSL provides a transformative experience for attendees and prepares them to be the next generation of leaders.

Ask local High Schools to allow you to present to a relevant class.

Present to regional chapters or national associations.