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PSYC 498: Honors Seminar

Research Guide for Honors Seminar

American Psychological Association Advice

Publish Your Thesishow to edit and prepare your thesis for publication

The Art of Acceptance: Insights on the publication process

Scaling Mount PublicationIt can take years to get your study finished and accepted by a peer-reviewed journal. Here's advice on how to persevere from some of psychology's most productive researchers. 

Get PublishedAttaining that first manuscript acceptance takes patience and a thick skin.

Identifying Journals in your Research Area

Some journals and conferences are open to including undergraduate work:

Some databases used in Psychology identify journals in their list of search hits that publish in your research areas (as indicated by your search words):

  • PsycINFOPsycARTICLES: Click on Publication under the Refine Results sidebar to the right of your list of search hits
  • ScienceDirect: Click on Publication title under the Refine filters sidebar to the right of your list of search hits 
  • SpringerLink: Click on Published In under the  Refine Your Search sidebar to the right of your list of search hits

Journals That Publish Undergraduate Psychology Research

Finding Journal Impact Factors

Journal Citation Reports: provides information about journals in Psychology, including their impact factors.

  • Choose JCR Social Sciences Edition from the Journal Citation Reports homepage
  • On the Subject Category Selection page, choose one or more of the Psychology categories

Identifying Predatory Publishers and Journals

See the library's Avoiding Predatory Journal Publications guide for information about what predatory journals are and how to avoid them.

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