Browse Journals and Peer-Reviewed Series

Student publications have long been a part of the culture undergraduate research and student life at Illinois Wesleyan. The journals below are built on a strong foundation of student-edited journals and other student-sponsored publications. Student newspapers going back in the 1800s can be read online.

These titles and others are available in the University's Tate Archives & Special Collections. Today's journals are sponsored by academic departments and honor societies, hosted by The Ames Library, and are authored and edited by students at Illinois Wesleyan University. Several are open access, ensuring that the reach of students' work extends beyond our campus.

Constructing the Past (History Department)

A publication of the Nu Gamma chapter of Phi Alpha Theta and the Department of History at Illinois Wesleyan University

CrissCross (Student Life & Culture)

Crisscross features the work submitted for Illinois Wesleyan University's Phi Beta Kappa Liberal Arts Scholar Award.

Res Publica - Journal of Undergraduate Research (Political Science Department)

Res Publica - Journal of Undergraduate Research is a publication of Pi Sigma Alpha, the Political Science Honorary Society. It is funded by the Illinois Wesleyan University Student Senate.

The Delta (English)

The Delta is the English Department’s annual academic journal. Published every spring, an editorial board made up of English majors and minors selects high quality papers from the previous calendar year.

Recent volumes are available in print in RG 8-1/7/10 of the University Archives. If you need assistance locating this material, contact for details.

The Intellectual Standard

The Intellectual Standard was an interdisciplinary student-run academic journal. With philosophy as its fundamental base, it covered a myriad of topics, including the social sciences, the natural sciences, current events, culture, and art. Its goal was to bring intellectual thought into the mainstream environment of Illinois Wesleyan University, and thereby set an intellectual standard for students, professors, and publications alike

The Park Place Economist (Economics Department)

The Park Place Economist is one of just a handful of undergraduate journals of economics in the world. The journal publishes scholarly research articles in economics by Illinois Wesleyan University undergraduates. Articles range from basic topical explorations to focused senior research.

Tributaries (Student Life & Culture)

Tributaries, Illinois Wesleyan University’s creative arts journal, celebrates the strongest and most original work created by IWU students and was established in 2001. The organization also hosts student readings and guest writers for the campus community.

This journal was first published in 2001 with irregular publication intervals, usually semiannually and always in print, through 2019. All print copies are available in the University Archives. As of fall 2016, we know this collection lacks issues for 2002 and Fall 2009 but it is unclear if issues were published in those years. If you have information about this please contact the archives.

Undergraduate Economic Review (Economics Department)

The UER is a peer-reviewed journal aimed at promoting high quality undergraduate research. It is supported by the Department of Economics and The Ames Library at Illinois Wesleyan University.

Submissions for volume 19 are now closed and the UER will be focusing on reviewing for the rest of the year. If you have any questions, please and we will respond as soon as we can. For more information about the journal, please see our Journal FAQ for more information about the journal.

Undergraduate Review (Student Life & Culture)

The Undergraduate Review was a joint project of Phi Kappa Phi honorary society, the Dean of the University, and Student Senate. It was published between 1986 and 2003 and accepted submissions from students of any class and any discipline except creative writing. For more information about this publications, contact or visit Tate Archives and Special Collections for details.

University Avenue Undergraduate Journal of Economics (Economics Department)

The University Avenue Undergraduate Journal of Economics (UAUJE) was a collaborative peer reviewed, born-digital, open access undergraduate research journal sponsored by the Departments of Economics at Illinois State University and Illinois Wesleyan University in Central Illinois.

The journal, funded by a generous grant from the Calvin J. Kazanjian Economics Foundation, published high-quality research in several fields within economics from 1997 to 2004. At the time it was active, it was one of only two journals in economics for which undergraduate students took on significant roles as editors and peer reviewers (Park Place Economist, 2002). In 2004, the journal published its final issue, but its existence paved the way for Illinois Wesleyan University’s Undergraduate Economic Review. Many thanks to the faculty and students of both departments, as well as to The Ames Library at Illinois Wesleyan University and Milner Library at Illinois State University, for supporting the archiving of the UAUJE.