Discipline: Psychology; Multidisciplinary

“The JOURNAL OF YOUNG INVESTIGATORS is dedicated to representing undergraduate research in biological/biomedical sciences, physical sciences, mathematics and engineering, psychology and social sciences.”

Accepts submissions from undergraduate students

Fine Focus [JOURNAL]


Announcing a new undergraduate research journal in microbiology, entitled Fine Focus. As the first microbiology research journal for undergraduates, Fine Focus has an international Editorial Board comprised of experts in all subdisciplines of microbiology, and targets undergraduates who are performing research, and their mentors. Submitted manuscripts will go through a double-blind review process and, if accepted, articles will appear both in print and online, with the inaugural issue scheduled for summer 2014 (June/July). Mission Statement: Fine Focus is a web and print journal dedicated to showcasing the research of undergraduate students, internationally, in all fields of microbiology. Fine Focus is managed entirely by undergraduate students from production to print yet maintains an external Editorial Board of experts internationally who will perform the manuscript reviews. Scope: Fine Focus publishes original research by undergraduate students in microbiology. This includes works in all microbiological specialties including microbiology education. Research in other biology disciplines will not be accepted unless the main emphasis of the work centers on microorganism(s).

Accepts submissions from undergraduate students


Berkeley Scientific


Started in 1996, Berkeley Scientific Journal (BSJ) is the official and oldest undergraduate science journal of the University of California, Berkeley. Each semester, BSJ publishes features articles, interviews with faculty, and peer reviewed independent research articles spanning diverse scientific disciplines.

Accepts submissions from undergraduates.


2016 American Association for the Advancement of Science Student Poster Competition


Type: Poster competition

Location: Washington, DC

Submission Deadline: October 22, 2015

Applicants: Undergraduate and graduate students

Subjects: Cellular and Molecular Biology, Developmental Biology, Physiology, Immunology, Brain and Behavior, Education, Medicine, Public Health, Environment and Ecology, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, Science in Society, Technology, Engineering and Math

Description: “The AAAS Annual Meeting is interdisciplinary and inclusive. Each year, thousands of leading scientists, engineers, educators, policymakers, and journalists gather together to discuss recent developments in science and technology.”

Link: AAAS Student Poster Abstracts

2016 Virginia Academy of Science Meeting



Type: Conference and Award

Dates: May 17-20, 2016

Location: University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA

Submission Deadline: TBA; Simultaneous submission to award and conference

Applicants: Undergraduates

Subjects: All science disciplines

Description:  “The purpose of this organization shall be to establish and maintain in Virginia for scientific and educational purposes an association of persons and organizations interested in science and scientific research in all of its branches; to solicit financial and other support; to cooperate with educational institutions, industries, and state agencies in fostering an interest in scientific matters, in promoting scientific investigations and in spreading knowledge of the sciences; to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of papers on scientific subjects and facilities for their publication; to provide opportunities for the cooperation and fellowship among its members; and generally, in doing these things, to benefit not only its own members, but to promote the civic, agricultural, academic, industrial, and commercial welfare of the people of Virginia.”

Links: Virginia Academy of Science Meetings; Best Student Paper Award