About the Journal

Founded in 2019 and housed in the Department of African American and Diaspora Studies at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, the AADS Journal of Undergraduate Research is an undergraduate, graduate & faculty-run endeavor. Our mission is to publish outstanding undergraduate research, scholarly articles, and creative works to make them widely available to the reading public as well as connect the community of undergraduates. The AADS Journal of Undergraduate Research will be published annually and is open to students at Vanderbilt University.

Our peer-review process involves engaging specialists to read and comment on the submissions in order to validate the quality of the work. The AADS Undergraduate Journal also works alongside professionals, faculty members, and legal counsel to set up standards for the best practices on errors, retractions, and ethical matters.

The AADS Undergraduate Research Journal‘s primary mission is to make more visible the rich and diverse scholarship conducted by Vanderbilt University undergraduates. All undergraduate students at Vanderbilt University are strongly encouraged to submit their research for publication in AADSJUR.

The Journal is freely available to the public online. It is not indexed, and we do not use DOIs.

Journal submissions are accepted year-round for online publication each fall.  We encourage students to work with a faculty mentor to assist with improving their work prior to submission