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Student Publishing

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If you have completed a major research project — through an honors program, through the summer research program, or on your own — you should consider finding a publication outlet as a way to complete the research cycle and share your work. 

Where to Publish?

There are many opportunities to publish your research, on campus and elsewhere. The best place to start is with your advisor, who might know of relevant journals in the field. However, not all journals will accept undergraduate publications. Check the sites below for journals that are open to undergraduate submissions.

National and International Journals

Council on Undergraduate Research Undergraduate Journals
A site maintained by the Council on Undergraduate Research, which promotes undergraduate research across the country. Journals are listed in alphabetic order and include a description.

Directory of Open Access Journals
Not undergraduate journals exclusively, but you may find journals here that publish undergraduate work.

Mellon Initiative Undergraduate Research Journals
Mellon’s site is listed chiefly by the institution that maintains the journal.

Undergraduate Research Commons
A thorough, searchable site, which showcases student publications at other institutions and conference presentations that can identify relevant undergraduate research conferences.

Holy Cross Academic Publications and Journals

fósforo, a bilingual journal of literature, art and ideas, addresses poetry, narrative, drama, and essay, as well as photography, painting, and visual arts, which reflect an interest in Spanish and the range of Hispanic and Latino cultures. Submissions are accepted in both Spanish and English from all members of the campus community, including students, faculty and staff.

Interfaces is a bilingual illustrated journal focusing on the dividing line — the “interface” — between language and the image, two means of expression different and yet inseparable. This interface was displaced when the cinema made the image move, then speak, thus making time its medium and creating a new type of discourse. But the old interface between language and the static image still remains and its power is enhanced by modern technology.

The Holy Cross Journal of Law and Public Policy
The Holy Cross Journal of Law and Public Policy is published annually by undergraduate students with an interest in law, in conjunction with law students from across the country. Holy Cross may be the only strictly undergraduate institution that publishes a law journal on record. Students solicit law papers that they edit, condense, cite check and layout in journal form.

The Purple 
The Purple is a literary magazine written, edited and published by Holy Cross students to provide a showcase for critical and creative writing. The magazine is published once or twice a year and is comprised of poetry, short stories, critical essays, photographs and artwork.

Student Publication Assistance

Another resource for publication assistance is the Holy Cross Libraries’  Resource Guide. Here you will find specific guidelines related to copyright, author’s rights, and how to evaluate and select a journal.

Also be sure to check out Research Guides for information on copyright, authors’ rights and predatory publishers

Student Work 

Holy Cross students publish in a variety of journals every year. Take a look at the what our students have been producing recently. 

Parnassus is an undergraduate journal published by the College of the Holy Cross in conjunction with the Classics Department. Parnassus' mission is to share the passion of Holy Cross students for the ancient world. All pieces aim to be generally understandable, allowing the field to be more accessible to non-specialists in the community.

My project explores the history of the Polish-American community of Worcester, Massachusetts centered on the parish of Our Lady of Czestochowa and how its members responded to the forces of Americanization. Like many ethnic groups new to America, Polish-Americans and Polish immigrants in the twentieth century had to adapt in a world that demanded conformity in exchange for social mobility and departure from tradition and community. Over ei

Costa Rica is one of the few developed countries in the world to be completely demilitarized. In the first chapter, this thesis explores why the country decided to demilitarize and how effective their demilitarization has been. Further statistical analysis is applied in Chapter 2 to determine the effect military spending has on growth in Latin America. With Costa Rica experiencing great stability and growth following their demilitarization

This thesis examines some of the processes involved in advertising, as well as its function in context, by asking the following questions: What is advertising and how does it exist in a cultural context? How do both consumers and advertising executives interact with advertisements in the context of culture? In what ways does advertising interact with gender? Why is Mad Men, an American period drama television series, an impor

Raha Maalin’s Extending Title IX to Transgender Students offers a legalistic approach to the application of Title IX on the transgender community and its historical significance. Maalin analyzes the differing legal interpretations of “sex” and “gender” in the Gavin Grimm’s case, and in North Carolina’s House Bill II Law. Lastly, this article argues for the extension of Title IX based on the historical development and medical

View all examples of student work

Submit to CrossWorks

Once you have published, you should also consider submitting your research to CrossWorks, Holy Cross’ online institutional repository. This may be independent of or in conjunction with journal publications. The collection of student work represents a wide array of academic disciplines and includes:

By submitting your work to CrossWorks, you get a permanent URL which you can use to share your work with colleagues, friends, and future employers. CrossWorks also enables your work to be found through online sources, which can significantly increase the impact of your work. CrossWorks items are read around the world, and help our students, faculty, and alumni connect with interested researchers. 

The digital scholarship librarian can advise you about copyright implications and access options for your article, such as posting only an abstract or embargoing the article until a certain date, if for some reason it cannot immediately be made publicly available.

If you are interested in submitting your work for publication in CrossWorks, contact

Report Your Publication

Has your research been accepted for publication in a journal, monograph or other resource? Please use the form below to share details.


Full Name:
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