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Undergraduate Research Journals for Business and Economics
Berkeley Economic Review
"We publish undergraduate research papers and honors theses in the field of economics. We also accept academic term papers and class essays, as well as op-eds on our world’s current political economy. All students currently enrolled in an accredited four-year college or university are welcome to submit content for review." Published each fall and spring.
"We accept submissions of academic papers from the fields of Economics, Finance, Political Economy, Mathematics, and Public Policy authored or co-authored by current undergraduate students or recent graduates (less than 12 months from graduation date) from any appropriately-accredited institution." Published annually. Submission deadline: January 16.
Issues in Political Economy
"Issues in Political Economy is committed to supporting and encouraging quality undergraduate research in all areas of economics. The only requirements for submission are that the article pertains to some aspect of economics, that it was written during undergraduate study, and that it be submitted through a faculty sponsor. Though submissions on all topics in economics will receive consideration, papers should be analytical and seek to add new understanding to the topic." Published in May and October. Submission deadline: January 31.
Journal for Global Business and Community
The Journal for Global Business and Community publishes undergraduate work on a wide range of international business topics. Suggested genres include opinion pieces, firm/industry reports, and current events. Published in December and April. Submissions are accepted year-round.
Michigan Journal of Business
"The Michigan Journal of Business aims to publish distinguished theses, empirical research, case studies, and theories relating to the areas of accounting, economics, econometrics, finance, marketing, management, operations management, information systems, business law, corporate ethics, and public policy." Submissions are accepted year-round.
"Opus 1 makes cutting-edge economic theory and up-to-date applications of economic concepts accessible to undergraduate economics majors/minors and general readers.Opus 1 thinks that economic concepts can best be tested by applying them to real-world case studies. Opus 1provides an incentive for such undergraduate research in two formats. The award papers format covers 30-page double-spaced papers such as senior seminar papers and honor theses. Authors of accepted papers in this format will receive a prize of $100 each. The 500-word 'economic encounters' format covers personal stories that creatively apply economic concepts. Authors of accepted 'encounters' will receive an Opus 1 T-shirt or $10."
**Note: Still accepting submissions, but has not published in a few years due to lack of quality articles.**
SS-AAEA Journal of Agricultural Economics
"The SS-AAEA Journal of Agricultural Economics is an annual online publication of the Student Section of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association. The journal consists of agricultural economics articles written and submitted by undergraduate students to the annual AAEA undergraduate paper competition." Submission deadline: June 30.
Undergraduate Economic Review
"The Undergraduate Economic Review (UER) is an online journal that promotes high quality original undergraduate economic research by publishing student authored research from around the world." Submissions are accepted year-round.