Hey guys, I was wondering if it is at all possible for an undergrad student to do research on their own, without any academic affiliation. By this I mean searching the internet for scholarly articles and compiling all the information relevant to my topic into a research paper and explaining the results of my search. I'm not going to be doing any actual lab work as I don't think it is necessary for the topic I'm researching. So, is it possible for me to do this and send the finished copy to a peer reviewed journal for them to possibly publish it or is their a more rigid process to do this. If this were the case would I be the "first author" as I am the only author?