Congratulations! You are officially a researcher.
This page offers resources to help you navigate the process of transforming your poster into an article for publication. Many of the resources we share focus on publishing in undergraduate journals, but much of the information is relevant for other academic journals.
This box includes key steps in the process. While numbered, you may not necessarily complete them in the order listed. The exception is speaking with your mentor. Always speak with your mentor first. Be prepared to revisit some steps.
Unsure about publishing your research? This video from Elon University features students who have published their undergraduate research talking about working with their mentors to identify what they would published, where, and how.
Consult with your mentor before submitting anything for publication.
Questions to ask your mentor:
There are many publishing opportunities for undergraduate researchers. Below are links to both specific journals and sites that maintain lists of undergraduate journals.
Visit a journal's website to learn more about:
Author guidelines vary from journal to journal. They may also be called submission guidelines or something similar.
Read the guidelines closely for journals you are interested in publishing in. If you do not understand the guidelines, speak to your mentor, a librarian, or the Writing Center.
Author guidelines may include:
Writing an article does not have to be daunting. Below are links to sites explaining how to write a journal article.