Promoting student learning and scholarship through undergraduate research journals

Mack Mariani, Fiona Buckley, Theresa Reidy, Richard Witmer

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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Previous research indicates that undergraduate research activities promote student-faculty collaborations and have a positive impact on students, faculty, and institutions. A review of 13 active undergraduate political science journals indicates that these publications take a variety of approaches in format, frequency, and submission requirements. Further, a survey of undergraduate political science journal editors shows that the role of students and faculty and the sources of support for journal publication vary considerably. Finally, case studies of the undergraduate journal experience at three different institutions suggest that political science journals promote student engagement and student-faculty collaboration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)830-835
Number of pages6
JournalPS - Political Science and Politics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Sociology and Political Science


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