Published by the School of Communications, Elon University

The World of Journals

Welcome to the nation's only journal devoted to undergraduate research in communications.

The website of the Council on Undergraduate Research lists about 120 undergraduate research journals nationwide ( Some of these focus on a discipline (e.g., Journal of Undergraduate Research in Physics). Others are university-based and multidisciplinary (e.g., MIT Undergraduate Research Journal).

The Elon Journal is the only one with a focus on undergraduate research in journalism, media and communications.

The School of Communications at Elon University is the creator and publisher of the online journal. The first issue was published in Spring 2010. The journal is published twice a year, with spring and fall issues, under the editorship of Dr. Byung Lee, associate professor in the School of Communications.

The three purposes of the journal are:

  1. To publish the best undergraduate research in Elon’s School of Communications each term,
  2. To serve as a repository for quality work to benefit future students seeking models for how to do undergraduate research well, and
  3. To advance the university’s priority to emphasize undergraduate student research.

Articles and other materials in the journal may be freely downloaded, reproduced and redistributed without permission as long as the author and source are properly cited. Student authors retain copyright ownership of their works.