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Tips for Writers
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected scholars all over the world, leading to changes in research timelines and journal publishing. Fear not! Many of the journals on this guide accept undergraduate manuscripts up to a year after graduation.
Academic publishing requires attention to detail. Ask yourself these questions before submitting a paper to an academic journal.
- Does my paper fit within the journal's subject area?
- Is my paper correctly formatted?
- Is it within the journal's word limit or page limit?
- Are my sources properly cited in the journal's required style? (For example, APA stye)
- Have I included all the materials the journal wants me to submit? (For example, a cover letter, title page, or abstract)
- Am I submitting my paper before the publication deadline? (Most journals in this list do not have deadlines, but some do)
- Have I had a professor, colleague, friend, etc. proofread my paper so there are no errors?
Undergraduate Research Journals for Business and Economics
These journal listings are for information purposes only. UNL librarians cannot tell you what journals to submit your paper to. It is the writer's responsibility to check the journals' websites for the most up-to-date information.
This page was last updated in May 2021.
Berkeley Economic Review
Description: "We publish undergraduate research papers, term papers, and honors theses in the field of economics, political science, public policy, business, statistics, and related fields. All undergraduate students currently enrolled in an accredited college or university are welcome to submit content for review."
Published by: University of California, Berkeley
Submission deadline: September 25 for Fall issue. Submissions received after the deadline will be considered for the Spring issue.
Description: "Our mission is to publish exemplary undergraduate research in the fields of Economics, Mathematics, Political Economy, Finance, and Public Policy while fostering a culture of undergraduate academic research."
Published by: University of Texas at Austin
Submission guidelines: Up to 25 pages.
Submission deadline: January 3, 2021
Issues in Political Economy
Description: "Committed to supporting and encouraging quality undergraduate research in all areas of economics."
Published by: Elon University / University of Mary Washington
Submission deadline: January 31, 2021
Journal for Global Business and Community
Description: "Dedicated to examining the role of business in the global economy as well as related issues of community and economic development."
Published by: Florida International University Miami
Submission guidelines: Recommends 5-15 pages; may accept longer articles.
Michigan Journal of Business
Description: "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."
Published by: University of Michigan
Submission guidelines: Up to 50 pages.
Description: "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."
Published by: University of Memphis
Submission guidelines: Longer submissions such as senior seminar papers and honor theses - up to 20 pages. "Economic Encounters" - 500 words.
**Note: Still accepting submissions, but has not published in a few years due to lack of quality articles.**
The Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Review
Description: "Welcomes submissions from current or recent undergraduate students in philosophy, politics, economics and related fields worldwide."
Published by: Virginia Tech
Submission guidelines: 5000-8000 words.
Pursue: Undergraduate Research Journal
Description: "Provides undergraduates an avenue to publish their original research articles in the following areas: (but not limited to) psychology, sociology, biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, computer science, mathematics, humanities, agriculture, architecture, business, and education."
Published by: Prairie View A&M University
Submission deadline: October 10 for the Fall issue and March 10 for the Spring issue.
SS-AAEA Journal of Agricultural Economics
Description: "The journal consists of agricultural economics articles written and submitted by undergraduate students to the annual AAEA undergraduate paper competition. However, papers may be submitted directly to the Journal if the student cannot attend the AAEA annual meetings."
Published by: Agricultural & Applied Economics Association
Submission guidelines: Up to 20 pages.
Submission deadline: May 31.
Undergraduate Economic Review
Description: "An online journal that promotes high quality original undergraduate economic research by publishing student authored research from around the world."
Published by: Illinois Wesleyan University
Submission guidelines: Around 15-30 pages.
Submission deadline: No deadline; submitted papers are reviewed between September and April.