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Journals

  • Paper Margins

    The Paper Margins anthology was created in 2021 by medical students at Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine and contributed to by authors and artists who are medical students and residents across Canada.

  • McMaster Brain Research Society

    We are a group of students studying at McMaster University who are passionate about brain research: neuroscience, cognitive psychology, and everything in between.

    Our goal is to build a welcoming community for undergraduate students at McMaster University who are interested in collaborative learning regarding neuroscience research. We aim to inspire and nurture undergraduate neuroscience interest and offer opportunities to explore that interest through networking events and discussions. Additionally, we strive to support neuroscience-related research through active fundraising.

    If you find yourself intrigued by brain research, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn for opportunities, events, and updates. For inquiries, visit our contact page.

    Do you want to be a part of McMaster Brain Research Society? Visit macbrs.org for more information and to register as a General Member 

  • Catalyst: Facets of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences

    Catalyst is an open-access peer-reviewed journal hosted by the Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences and managed by students in the Biochemistry Graduate Program and Medical Sciences Graduate Program. The journal has two annual issues (January and June) that reports on cutting-edge advances in the life sciences at McMaster University and showcases research from undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows.

    We publish the following categories of articles:

    • Papers - Original Research: studies of the highest quality that report on novel findings. We also accept new and innovative protocol papers in this category.
    • Papers - Review Articles: we accept reviews covering mechanisms of disease as well as reviews focusing solely on molecular/cellular mechanisms with no disease focus.
    • Perspectives: concise, targeted opinion pieces that provide commentary on an important and current issue in the life sciences or associated disciplines.
    • Multimedia: we welcome a variety of multimedia formats and submissions. Please send us a presubmission inquiry prior to making your submission. 

     

  • Aletheia

    Aletheia was founded in 2020 by four Arts & Science students who wanted to highlight the amazing work produced in the program and provide Arts & Science students with valuable experience as either Peer Reviewers or published Authors.

     

  • Esurio: Journal of Hunger and Poverty

    Esurio is a student refereed academic journal published by the Ontario Association of Food Banks (www.oafb.ca) in collaboration with Meal Exchange (www.mealexchange.com). Esurio publishes articles on issues of hunger, poverty and food security in Ontario through a youth lens. The journal features articles written and reviewed by graduate and undergraduate students and is published twice annually.
  • Access Conference 2018

    Welcome to the submission and review portal for Access Conference 2018 in Hamilton, Ontario!

  • The iScientist

    WELCOME.

    The iScientist is McMaster University's undergraduate interdisciplinary research journal. We function as a public repository of work done by students in the School of Interdisciplinary Sciences (SIS) at McMaster University, showcasing their accomplishments and providing a means to share their work and research with the public. The iScientist is published on an annual basis by a student-led team of volunteers. All submissions are peer-reviewed.

    Before submitting to The iScientist, please have a look at our Guidelines for Authors. Click here for the submission template. Once you are ready to submit, you can do so here. Please note we are not presently accepting submissions.

    For more information about The iScientist, how to get involved, or how to submit an original piece, feel free to contact our Editorial Board at iscijournal@gmail.com.

  • McMaster Journal of Engineering Physics

    The McMaster Journal of Engineering Physics is a repository for undergraduate research and writing, showcasing student accomplishments and providing a means to share work and research with the public. MJEP is published on a semster basis by the department of Engineering Physics, under the supervision of Professor Ayse Turak. All submissions are peer-reviewed.

    Please direct inquiries to Dr. Turak: turaka@mcmaster.ca

  • Compass


    ABOUT THE JOURNAL


    McMaster University’s School of Geography and Earth Sciences is delighted to announce the launch of a new student-led initiative: CompassCompass is an undergraduate journal of geography published by students in the School of Geography and Earth Sciences. Compass is an interdisciplinary journal showcasing the research and writing achievements of students working across human geography, earth science, environmental science, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Compass is a peer-reviewed journal published by a team of volunteers that includes undergraduate student reviewers, graduate student reviewers, and faculty advisors. Look out for our first publication in June 2017!

    SUBMIT AN ARTICLE FOR PUBLICATION

    Are you especially proud of an essay or a project you completed for a course? Why not submit it to Compass for the opportunity to share your ideas with the wider academic community and receive recognition for your hard work?

    Compass welcomes submissions from undergraduate students currently enrolled in a minor or major in any discipline within the SGES. For article guidelines and submission instructions, visit the Submissions page (go to About > Submissions > Online Submissions). 

  • Global Health: Annual Review

    A publication for global health students, by global health students. At GHAR, we Read, Write, Research, and Inspire. 

  • The McMaster Journal of Communication

    The McMaster Journal of Communication is an international undergraduate and graduate student journal that investigates the evolving relationships between communication theory, professional communication, and new communication technologies.

  • McMaster Undergraduate Journal of Law and Politics

    The McMaster Undergraduate Journal for Law and Politics, is a dynamic platform that explores the intersection of two critical disciplines. The journal showcases the latest research and analysis conducted by talented undergraduate scholars, providing valuable insights into the multifaceted relationship between law and politics. Through thought-provoking articles, we examine key issues such as legal frameworks, policymaking, constitutional law, human rights, and international relations. By fostering dialogue and critical thinking, our journal contributes to the academic discourse surrounding law and politics, empowering readers to engage with and understand the complex forces shaping our legal systems and political landscapes. Join us as we delve into the captivating world of law and politics, inspiring a new generation of thinkers and changemakers. 

  • McMaster University Medical Journal

    MUMJ is a peer-reviewed student-run publication that was created to share advances in medicine, highlight social issues impacting individual and population health, discuss ethical and legal issues in medicine, and showcase student and faculty research.

     

     

  • The Meducator

    The Meducator is McMaster University’s undergraduate Health Sciences Journal. It is a unique student publication in that it publishes pieces that critically address current issues with a high degree of scientific rigor, but are also accessible to a broad audience. We publish articles from a wide range of fields within the Health Sciences discipline. This includes, but is not limited to:

    • Biochemistry and Biomedical Research
    • Health Policy
    • Global Health
    • Population Health
    • Clinical Research
    • Health Ethics

    Through biannual magazine publications, a regularly updated blog, and a Facebook and Twitter page, we aim to provide an opportunity for undergraduate students to publish their work, perspectives, and insight regarding contemporary topics in the Health Sciences and share this information with their peers. Our protocol also strives to maintain a high standard of academic integrity by having each article edited by a postgraduate in the relevant field, as well as by The Meducator student editorial board.

    For the most current updates on The Meducator, please visit: http://meducator.org/

  • Night Float

    Night Float strives to capture the physician experience through art that depicts the unique perspectives of McMaster medical students, residents and staff.

  • McMaster University Journal of Public Health

    The McMaster University Journal of Public Health (MUJPH) is a collaborative effort launched by Masters of Public Health students and undergraduate students at McMaster. With a focus on public health and practice, health policy, and other facets of the field, MUJPH aims to empower our audience and contributors to discover, discuss, and disseminate pertinent public health content and issues through an open-access, peer-reviewed bi-annual publication. 

     

    Learn more about our history, scope, and mission here.

    Learn more about the accepted submission types, author guidelines, and copyright notices here.

    Learn more about how you can join us here!

  • NEXUS: The Canadian Student Journal of Anthropology

    We are in the process of relaunching and not currently accepting submissions. Please check back soon!

    Nexus is a graduate student-run publication from the Department of Anthropology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. For nearly thirty years Nexus has provided a forum for quality four-field student work in anthropology from Canadian and international colleges and universities. Nexus attempts to present a cross section of current student work from any area of anthropology, and to advance scholarship through anonymous peer review. We believe that each sub-field interacts and informs the others and actively encourage submissions from any area of the discipline of anthropology. Submissions consist of original ongoing research and/or reviews of current anthropological issues. Critical reviews of current publications of anthropological interest are also included. As an online journal, Nexus is not constrained to physical printing limitations and encourages the use of technology and multi-media projects that may not be suited for traditional print materials. GIS, 3D modeling and audio/video media files are welcomed.

     

  • Sciential - McMaster Undergraduate Science Journal

    Sciential, affiliated with the School of Interdisciplinary Science (SIS) at McMaster University, aims at integrating various aspects of science into one platform and promoting effective science communication. The Editorial Board is formed by all McMaster Univeristy students and all undergraduate students are able to publish their work, granted it matches the scope of the journal. This is an exceptional opportunity for students to build and market their scientific knowledge, transferable skills, and undergo the peer review process.

  • Perceptia

    Welcome to Perceptia, a new undergraduate philosophy journal hosted by the McMaster University Philosopher’s Society. Feel free to familiarize yourself with the journal’s policies and submission requirements through the links on the left.

    The Society aspires to publish Perceptia online every year, with each volume including between three to ten articles. Articles are now being accepted for publication in the 2011 issue. The deadline for submission is February 15, 2011. The journal's title is based on the Romanian word for "perception".

  • SciWise

    SciWise is a platform for creative works with a scientific theme. We will present the reader with stories, interviews, poems, opinion pieces, news reports, comics, and community project proposals complimented by creative works designed by our authors or creative team. 

  • Spectrum

    Spectrum aims to shine a spotlight on short stories, poetry, essays, and think pieces that push boundaries or give viewpoints from communities that are less likely to find their words in print. The editors are dedicated to finding "own voices" content to publish and highlight in an effort to draw attention to the works of a wide range of students. Spectrum is a journal based in showcasing the views of everyone. Spectrum welcomes submissions from all students, but focuses specifically on ideas and interests aligned with those of McMaster's English and Cultural Studies Department. We maintain the right to decline any and all pieces that contain hate speech of any kind. 

  • Psynapse: McMaster Undergraduate Journal of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour

    The Psynapse provides undergraduate McMaster students with an avenue to showcase research pertaining to the fields of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Behaviour.