New PNW Undergraduate Journal (Submissions welcome!)

A new open access, peer-reviewed journal is available through Pacific University Library’s repository, CommonKnowledge.  The journal is a partnership between Pacific University and Central Washington University.  Please feel free to share information about this journal with faculty at your institutions – we hope this will be a great opportunity for undergraduates to have their work published/shared more broadly.  Information about the journal is below:

The Pacific Northwest Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities is a peer-reviewed, open access journal dedicated to the publication of outstanding scholarship by undergraduates and their mentors from academic institutions of higher learning in the Pacific Northwest. The Journal accepts submissions of research articles, fiction, poetry, photography, videos, and other creative works from undergraduate students in all academic disciplines. Each submission must be the original work of at least one undergraduate student with at least one faculty mentor, although the work may be submitted shortly after the student(s) has graduated.

Additionally, the Journal provides an opportunity for undergraduates to gain valuable experience with the peer-review process. Faculty and students at institutions of higher learning in the Pacific Northwest review every submission. Whenever possible, reviews are done by student-faculty pairs so that student reviewers can be mentored through the process.

Thus, the purpose of the Journal is:

  • To encourage and showcase scholarly work in all disciplines.
  • To provide a beneficial learning experience for undergraduate students.
  • To provide a setting for dissemination of research, ideas and creative concepts.

Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis and will be published on the Journal website after successful review. Our goal is to have submissions reviewed within 8 – 12 weeks. However, the process may take longer depending on the availability of reviewers.

If you are interested in assisting with the Journal or serving as a peer reviewer, please contact the Co-managing Editors, Dr. James Butler ( and Dr. Natalie Lupton (

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