About the Journal

Focus and Scope

UJOP welcomes, reviews, and publishes manuscripts about topics in Psychology and Psychology-related fields. Interdisciplinary research is highly valued and encouraged, but should retain a close connection to Psychology.

Manuscripts may fall into one of three categories with specific submission guidelines for each: Empirical Research, Literature Review, Hot Topics. Preference is given to empirical work.

Peer Review Process

Once uploaded to the Open Journal System, submitted articles will typically go through a three step process from submission to publication: Receive, Review, Revise*. Two reviewers for each manuscript are selected primarily by research interests: one peer reviewer and another expert reviewer. We aim for the entire 3 R's Review Process to be completed within 90 days.

*If a manuscript requires revision, it is the sole responsibility of the author(s) to make the specified changes and resubmit to UJOP within 60 days. Revisions should be made as quickly as possible, as lengthy revision timelines may result in publishing delays. Special permission from the Editor is required for revisions taking longer than 60 days.

Resubmitting Revised Manuscripts

Please resubmit revised manuscripts through the UJOP submission portal. Please review our Tips for Submitting Revised Manuscripts for detailed instructions. Authors typically have 30 days to submit revisions.



Publication Frequency

UJOP is published biannually, with Winter and Summer volumes. Special Issues may be published, as well.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Sources of Support


Journal History

With nearly 30 volumes published since 1987, the Undergraduate Journal of Psychology (UJOP) is the oldest scholarly-reviewed undergraduate journal of Psychology in the U.S.

UJOP is a refereed, open-access journal, open to undergraduate students across the U.S. and around the globe. The journal is dedicated to publishing exceptional, original, student-authored manuscripts. Empirical studies and integrative literature reviews on timely topics in Psychology or Psychology-related fields, including interdisciplinary research, may be accepted.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact UJOP Editor, Dr. Sara Levens at slevens@uncc.edu or the Journal Coordinator, Abagail Higgins at ahiggi27@uncc.edu. Please be sure to reference UJOP in the subject line.