There are many journals specific to undergraduate economics students who accept publications. These are a great way to begin your career in research, and/or receive additional feedback on your work.
We encourage you to work with a Economics Professor on an Independent Study project, possibly exploring a concept within one of their classes, or a topic of interest.
The below is a compiling of journals and publications students may consider.
The University of Texas at Austin's undergraduate economics journal, The Developing Economist, seeks submissions from undergraduate students for upcoming editions. Writings should be economic in nature. However, interpretation of that criterion may be related to other academic fields, and students whose focus is in political economy, finance, or mathematics should not hesitate to submit their senior theses or other undergraduate work. Please visit http://developingeconomist.com for submission guidelines and further information.
UC Berkeley's Premier Undergraduate Economics Journal
\Berkeley Economic Review is the University of California at Berkeley’s premier undergraduate, peer-reviewed, academic economics journal. Established by the Undergraduate Economics Association at UC Berkeley, we are a 100% student-run and student-produced nonprofit publication.
We publish undergraduate research papers and honors theses in the field of economics, political science, public policy, business, statistics, and related fields. We also accept academic term papers, class essays, policy briefs, and op-eds. All undergraduate students currently enrolled in an accredited four-year college or university are welcome to submit content for review.
The Stanford Economic Review is Stanford’s only undergraduate economics publication. For almost a decade, we have published incredible empirical research papers from undergraduate students across the globe, serving as a medium to amplify the voices of some of the world’s brightest minds. Since 2021, our publication has also been accepting qualitative pieces about modern economic issues for the commentary section of our website
We are currently accepting submissions for the Winter 2022-2023 issue of our research journal - the application deadline is December 15, 2022. As for commentary submissions, we will review these pieces on a rolling basis throughout the year, so feel free to submit at any time! Commentaries may take the form of either “short-form” (500-1000 words) or “long-form” (1800-7500 words) articles. Please see the “Submit” section of our website for more details about the submission requirements, and please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any thoughts, comments, questions, or concerns. We look forward to reviewing your work!
Issues in Political Economy is the leading undergraduate research journal in economics. It is co-edited by undergraduates at Elon University and the University of Mary Washington, and is indexed in Cabell’s Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Economics and Finance.
The Journal of Undergraduate Research, Opus 1 makes cutting-edge economic theory and up-to-date applications of economic concepts accessible to undergraduate economics majors/minors and general readers.
The Penn Journal of Economics (PJE) is a semi-annual, peer-reviewed publication for undergraduates. Students engage in research within a variety of contexts, from honors theses to research assistantships, from independent study to term papers. Broadly, we solicit work that aids in in our academic understanding of social systems and human behavior. After careful review by our referees and discussion among the editorial staff, we publish the work that we find particularly well-executed, interesting, and innovative. Besides being available online, physical copies will be sent to accepted authors and a limited number of interested students.
Founded in 1987, the Student Economic Review (SER) is one of the oldest undergraduate journals in the world. With a reputation for academic excellence, the Review provides a platform to showcase the exceptional work being undertaken by Trinity’s Economics students who seek to explore and challenge conventional economic wisdom and to apply economic theories in new ways and to new areas. Every year the SER has featured many outstanding essays and today former committee members and contributors are leading figures and innovators in the fields of business, finance, research and academia globally.
The Visible Hand is a peer-reviewed academic research journal for undergraduates founded at Cornell University. Our mission is to promote undergraduate economic research by publishing and distributing substantive and valuable articles. We hope that you can join us in our mission either by submitting an article or assisting with the review process.