Why present or publish?
There are many reasons to present and/or publish your research. It helps prepare you for future research at the graduate level or in a professional career. It demonstrates a serious commitment to advancing your field. It enables you to not only hone writing and public speaking skills, but opens you up to a network of potential colleagues. Plus, it is one of the best opportunities to be recognized for your work and to share ideas and findings with others. In order for society and yourself, to reap the benefits of your research make sure it is disseminated widely.
Select the links below to find UAB-specific journals and conferences, in addition to lists of undergraduate research journals and conferences at other universities. These provide excellent opportunities to distribute the results of your research. Make sure you take advantage of the opportunities!
INQUIRO is a journal for undergraduates, produced by undergraduates. Any student who has conducted scientific research at UAB is eligible to submit their work for publication. UAB students who have done research elsewhere are also eligible. The journal is an annual publication and accepts science papers only at this time.
The Vulcan Historical Review is an award winning annual student published Historical journal sponsored by UAB's Chi Omicron chapter of the Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society and the UAB Department of History. Submissions of articles, book reviews, and film reviews on historical topics are welcome from any UAB undergraduate or graduate student, as well as Alumni.
Aura Literary Arts Review is a student literary arts journal produced by students at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. The journal offers quality poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, and visual artwork.
Other Undergraduate Research Journals
Journal of Young Investigators - an exciting, student-led initiative to broaden the scope of the undergraduate scientific experience. JYI provides opportunities for students to participate in the scientific review and publication processes, primarily through the operation of its peer-reviewed journal for undergraduates.
CUR Undergraduate Journals The preceding link from the Council on Undergraduate Research provides a comprehensive list of undergraduate journals across the nation.
The University of Maryland provides the following categorical lists of Undergraduate Journals:
University of Maryland - this link provides a list of undergraduate research journals.
Undergraduate Research Conferences
The 9th Annual University of Alabama System Honors Research Conference - On April 16, 2010, UAH will host three campuses (The University of Alabama, the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham) to provide students in Honors programs at all an opportunity to present their research in a professional forum to peers and faculty from all three institutions. Please see flyer and information sheet for more details.