Many undergraduate researchers have the opportunity to be a co-author on a professional journal article. You should ask your research mentor if this is a possibility for you.  If not, there are other opportunities for you to get published. Look at the links below.

It is your responsibility to be aware of the ethics involved in publishing research. A useful guide about plagiarism that is applicable to all students is the The Code of Academic Conduct, https://www.ua.edu/catalogs/catalog10/500509.html. Ignorance of the rules is no excuse so take the time to familiarize yourself with this.

Publishing & Presentation Opportunities

  • Journal of Science and Health at the University of Alabama – This student-produced interdisciplinary journal is written, edited, and published by undergraduates at the University of Alabama.  JOSHUA is published once a year and features articles covering a wide range of topics, including but not limited to biology, chemistry, physics, psychology, and mathematics. 
  • Undergraduate Journals and Conferences Directory – The UJCD lists journals, electronic and paper, and conferences, that will consider undergraduate student essays, research papers, poetry, short fiction, photography, cartoons, art, etc., for publication.