Student Journals & Publishing

Check out these Calls for Papers and get your work published!

A Priori: The Brown Journal of Philosophy

A Priori: The Brown Journal of Philosophy is an undergraduate-run journal from Brown University now accepting submissions in all areas and traditions of philosophy.

The finest essays in all branches of philosophy, both traditional and non-traditional, share a common potential—to make their readers reconsider the scope and applicability of philosophical thinking. To achieve this ideal, today’s philosophy must embrace an inclusive and diverse array of world-views and topics. At A Priori, we firmly believe that philosophy papers of all backgrounds and traditions can take up this challenge, so we are accepting submissions of all kinds that approach pressing questions philosophically. We strongly encourage students who come from backgrounds that are underrepresented in the field of philosophy to submit their work.

Please send your best essays to a-priori@brown.edu by January 17th to be considered. Multiple submissions from the same author are acceptable. Submissions guidelines are as follows:

  • Between 5-20 pages double-spaced in 12-point Times New Roman font
  • Begin with a short abstract of five sentences or less. Include your full name, university, major and graduation year.
  • Follow with a Chicago style bibliography and corresponding footnotes.

Almagest: Troronto's Undergraduate Philosophy Journal

Almagest, the University of Toronto's History and Philosophy of Science (HPS) Undergraduate Journal is accepting papers for the 2019-2020 issue. Past issues have included papers on Galenic medicine, philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of ecology, privacy and Big Data, historiography, and causality in quantum mechanics, among others. Almgest continues to feature interviews with prominent academics, such as Freeman Dyson, Ian Hacking, and Peter Galison.

Paper Guidelines: Original work by a current undergraduate student on any HPS topic, prepared for blind review, limited to 5000 words, and cited using the Chicago Manual of Style. For more information and to read past issues, please visit: almagestjournal.com

Submit to: almagestjournal@gmail.com
Deadline: January 27, 2019

Dianoia

Dianoia, Boston College’s peer-reviewed Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy, is currently accepting submissions – until January 15, 2020 – for its Spring issue.

We’re looking for thoughtful and original papers on any topic pertaining to philosophy.  The mission of our journal is to foster open, interdisciplinary philosophical discussion and writing among undergraduate students at institutions around the world. 

Important Guidelines: While we have no maximum or minimum page length, we do request that all submissions comply with Chicago Style citations (footnotes and a complete Bibliography), and that submissions are accessible to an undergraduate audience.  Manuscripts should be submitted in Microsoft Word format. Double submissions are allowed, but we do not accept works that have been published elsewhere.

You can submit your paper online (include your name, paper title, and university in the submission form, but exclude any identifying information from the document).

We encourage you to browse our website for past editions of Dianoia as well as for other important information pertaining to our journal.

Duke Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Journal

The Duke Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Journal (Sponsored by Duke PPE Certificate Program) is a new publication which is about to start its first year, and they aim to publish original peer-reviewed works of philosophy, politics, and economics from undergraduate and graduate students.

Any student wishing to submit their work to the Duke JPPE should follow these criteria:

  • Submissions are sent through our website submission page
  • All submissions should be delivered in Microsoft Word format and include a formal bibliography. 
  • Submissions should aim to be at least 20 pages in length (double-spaced), though there is no maximum number of pages that need to be submitted. 
  • Those papers selected will go under an extensive peer review process, involving significant communication between the Editorial Board, Advisory Board, and author.

The Hemlock Papers

The Hemlock from the University of Idaho is in search of original philosophical papers authored by current undergraduates. Selected papers will appear in the journal’s second volume. The Hemlock’s call for papers is on topics philosophical in nature that deeply engage with principles, ideas, and concepts from the core of this field. They aim to publish essays that can be read and understood by a general educated audience. Papers must be philosophical in nature and self standing. All submissions will be peer-reviewed in anonymity. Acceptance for publication will be based on the following criteria: creativity, originality, pertinence, quality, and depth. The Hemlock would appreciate that only one paper be submitted per applicant.

Submission Procedures:

  • Word count: 750-3000
  • Any Citations are in a standard format, Ex. Chicago, MLA, etc. (only if applicable)
  • Strongly suggest footnotes or end notes
  • Papers should be double spaced, in Times New Roman, Ariel, or Calibri, and in font size 12
  • Papers will be peer-reviewed anonymously (submit manuscripts with a title page including affiliation, email, and title. Please remove any identifiers from the main text of the paper that would suggest its author.)
  • Papers should be sent as an attachment to fren1305@vandals.uidaho.edu in a Microsoft Word (.doc/.docx) or Adobe PDF format
  • Any questions or concerns can be addressed to fren1305@vandals.uidaho.edu (Emma French, Editor-in-chief)

Deadline: January 7, 2020

Sapere Aude

Sapere Aude ("Dare to know") is the undergraduate philosophy journal at the College of Wooster. Visit their website for more information about the journal, past issues, and upcoming calls for papers.

Undergraduate Philosophy Journals

  • Areté - An undergraduate journal of philosophy at Rutgers University.
     
  • Aporia – An undergraduate journal of philosophy at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Bi-annual
     
  • The Dualist – Stanford's national undergraduate philosophy journal.
     
  • Ephemeris – Union College is an undergraduate journal of philosophy offered by Union College.
     
  • Episteme – A student-run journal out of Denison University that aims to recognize and encourage excellence in undergraduate philosophy by providing examples of some of the best work currently being done in undergraduate philosophy programs. 
  • Eudaimonia - UMass Amherst's Undergraduate Philosophy journal.
  • Prometheus – A journal covering all philosophical topics and hails from Johns Hopkins University.