Undergraduate journals

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What are FASS Undergraduate Journals?

FASS Undergraduate Journals are student-run publications which feature student work such as academic essays, poetry, reviews, translations, travelogues, and more. All SFU Undergraduate students are invited to submit their work to the six active undergraduate journals in FASS. There are also opportunities to volunteer on a FASS Journal editorial team to gain experience in publishing, reviewing, and more.

Why should you get involved with FASS Undergraduate Journals?

Submitting your work to a FASS Undergraduate journal is a great way to gain experience in publishing and to share your work with others. Having published work is also beneficial on a resume, especially if you are thinking about graduate school. Likewise, volunteering on a FASS Journal team is an opportunity to interact with new ideas, meet like-minded peers, and encounter the wide range of ideas and research taking place within your department.

How do I  get involved? 

There are several ways to get involved, but the best place to start is to follow the FASS Undergraduate Journals you’re interested in on social media. Here, journal teams share information about when they are hiring or accepting submissions.

Don’t be afraid to submit to an undergraduate journal -- your work does not have to be perfect! You will receive helpful feedback and work with trained editing teams after submitting to make any changes as needed. 

For more information, reach out to our FASS Journal teams below or email fassepa@sfu.ca.

FASS Student Journals

Canadian Undergraduate Journal of Cognitive Science
Congnitive Science

The Canadian Undergraduate Journal of Cognitive Science (CUJCS) is an electronic and print journal published by the Cognitive Science Student Society (CS³). Our aim is to provide a forum for students to share work among peers and gain valuable experience in the process of getting an academic paper published. As a publication, CUJCS provides a unique reference for students, showcases research by undergraduate students, improves  the contact and exchange of ideas between Canadian students and cognitive scientists alike, and illustrates the interdisciplinary work that is the hallmark of cognitive science. Although preference is given to Canadian students, contributions from students elsewhere are strongly encouraged.The journal accepts papers based in cognitive science, psychology, linguistics, philosophy, and computer science.

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The Lyre
World Languages and Literatures

The Lyre magazine publishes work by undergraduate writers and artists and SFU graduates. Non-undergraduate students who are not SFU students may also submit; priority will be given to undergrads. We accept short stories, essays, travelogues, translations, poetry, short-form graphic novels, plays and monologues, and other written genres, as well as photography and visual artwork. Read The Lyre.

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Gadfly
Political Science

Gadfly is an open-access academic journal, fostering research opportunities for undergraduate students in Political Science and its sub-fields. Undergraduate students are the inheritors of a long scholarly tradition that requires them to participate in the academic discourse through publication. Gadfly, as a medium for scholarly discourse, demands the utmost diligence from contributing students. Read Gadfly.

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Confluence
International Studies

Confluence is the official open-access journal of SFU’s International Studies Department, supported by the International Studies Student Association (ISSA). As an interdisciplinary study, ISSA's Confluence welcomes submissions from a variety of academic fields related to International Studies. Confluence features the views and opinions of undergraduate and graduate students as they explore regional, national and international topics related to race, class, environment, power, politics and more. Confluence aims to connect students across departments to start important conversations relating to global issues. Read Confluence.

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Undergraduate Journal of Psychology
Psychology

The SFUψUJP is an annual, student-run, and peer-reviewed publication that allows students to share their original research, meta-analyses, and critical essays with our broader academic community. We hope to allow fellow students to a) meaningfully apply research, statistics, and analytical writing skills; and b) gain valuable first-hand experience with the process of editing, publishing, and peer-review. Join the conversation! We are open to submissions from students writing on any topic related to the scientific study of brain, mind, or behavior. Read the Undergraduate Journal of Psychology.

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Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy
Philosophy

The Philosophy Student Union is accepting journal submissions for the Simon Fraser Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy! If you have a piece of scholarly writing you would like to share with others, now is the time to have your work immortalized alongside other brilliant SFU philosophy students in a collection dedicated to capture a passion for writing and philosophical engagement. Submitting to the journal is a valuable experience for those interested in pursuing future endeavours involving academic writing, and it’s an opportunity to share your unique philosophical thoughts with the rest of the community.

The Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Read the Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy 

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inter/tidal
Humanities

The Humanities Student Union publishes inter/tidal., an academic interdisciplinary journal which showcases poetic and prosaic pieces, visual art, as well as short critical essays. Read inter/tidal .

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FASS Student Journals: General timelines

The Lyre
Call for submissions: January - March
Hire of editorial team: February
Publication: September

Gadfly
Call for submissions: January - May
Publication: September - October

Confluence
Call for submissions: February - March
Hire of editorial team: January - February
Publication: September

Undergraduate Journal of Psychology
Call for submissions: January - May
Publication: Spring semester

Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy
Call for submissions: January - February
Publication: August

The Canadian Undergraduate Journal of Cognitive Science
Call for submissions: March - August
Publication: November - December

If you’re interested in starting a FASS Undergraduate Student Journal, check out these resources available from the SFU Library. You can also email fassepa@sfu.ca with any questions or for support.