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Open Access Publications from the University of California

Aims & Scope

Established in 1987, the Berkeley Undergraduate Journal is a publication of exceptional undergraduate academic papers from the social sciences and humanities. Run by and for students, we operate from the Office of Undergraduate Research and publish for a general undergraduate readership.

The Berkeley Undergraduate Journal offers undergraduates the chance to express their ideas to a broader university-wide audience. By publishing scholarly work from a variety of disciplines and by collaborating with university faculty, administration, and student authors, the journal integrates into discussion the diverse discourses of our university's intellectual community. It seeks to demonstrate the strength of undergraduate scholarship at UC Berkeley. The journal serves undergraduates in yet another dimension by enabling student editors to hone their skills in reviewing, editing, and publishing articles under their own direction.