Undergraduate Philosophy Journals
There are many journals that publish articles, short notices, and book reviews by undergraduate philosophy majors. Visit their web sites (by clicking on the icons) and discuss possible submissions with your faculty mentors. Get famous (and help your future applications for graduate school)!
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Agora is a refereed research journal sponsored by the Center for Humanities Research at Texas A&M University. It is published twice a year online, and each issue features papers and book reviews written by undergraduates and reviewed by professors.
Aporia is published twice yearly, in the fall and in the spring. The fall issue is exclusively online; the spring issue appears in both print and electronic forms. The deadline for submissions for the fall issue is in mid September and for the spring issue in late January or early February.
The Canadian Undergraduate Journal of Cognitive Science is an electronic journal published by the Cognitive Science Student Association at Simon Fraser University. Its aim is to provide a forum for students to share work amongst peers and gain valuable experience in the process of getting an academic paper published. As a publication, CUJCS provides a unique reference for students, showcasing quality research by other undergraduate students, improving the contact and exchange of ideas among cognitive science students, and illustrating the interdisciplinary work that is the hallmark of cognitive science everywhere.
The Carleton University Student Journal of Philosophy is a refereed journal containing articles written by graduate and undergraduate students studying at any university. The journal was published for many years in paper format and has now turned to exclusively electronic publication. The Editors expect to publish three issues a year on line.
Cyberphilosophy Journal seeks to provide an electronic forum for university students to exchange ideas, arguments and information related to the new field of cyberphilosophy. Submissions in relevant areas including metaphysics (e.g., the nature of the online self, the development of virtual communities, technology versus nature), gender issues, artificial intelligence, computer ethics and socio-political philosophy (e.g., online democracy, universal access, creation of global village) are highly encouraged.
The Dialectic The Dialectic is the annual University of New Hampshire's undergraduate philosophy journal. Founded in 1969 under the title "The Monad" and known in later years as "Dasein"('89) and "Zeitgeist"('92), the journal has traditionally published papers, poetry, artwork, and photographs. Submissions have usually been accepted in April, selected by voting by several student editors and staff, and published in early May.
The Dualist was created by students at Stanford University in 1994 and has since featured submissions from undergraduates around the world. The journal is published each spring and is distributed to philosophy departments across the nation. The Dualist accepts submissions every January and prints the journal during the late summer. Archived copies are available online.
Ephemeris is an undergraduate journal of philosophy published out of Union College. 2002-2003 is its fourth year of publication. Ephemeris is available free of charge throughout the Union College community, and at many academic institutions in the area. Contributions are solicited in all areas of the philosophical discipline. Such subjects include, but are not limited to, political theory, metaphysics, ethics, epistemology, religion, feminist philosophy, philosophy of race, Eastern philosophy, and the philosophy of mind. Contributions should take the form of essay, article, or short note. Responses to previously published articles are also welcome.
Episteme Episteme: A Journal of Undergraduate Philosophy is an entirely student-run publication that aims to recognize and encourage excellence in undergraduate philosophy by providing both students and faculty with the best examples of work currently being done in undergraduate philosophy programs. Episteme will consider papers written by undergraduate students in any area of philosophy.
An irregularly published journal of philosophy and pop-culture, Hermenaut has been described as "a zine that gives voice to indie intellectual thought," "a scholarly journal minus the university," and "a sounding board for thinking folk who operate outside the ivory tower."
The Interlocutor: The Sewanee Undergraduate Philosophical Review. The Interlocutor, published at Sewanee - The University of the South, solicits submissions from undergraduate philosophers around the country and seeks to publish undergraduate work of high-quality.
Meteorite is a new undergraduate journal of philosophy from the University of Michigan. Meteorite is currently seeking submissions for forthcoming issues. Papers on any topic within the field of philosophy will be considered for publication. Submissions from all active or recent students without a doctorate are eligible for review, but Meteorite is committed to providing a forum for undergraduate work in each issue.
This is the first international undergraduate bioethics journal in the world. Sponsored by Princeton University, it is part of a larger site, Bioethics Forum, which includes an online discussion board.
Prolegomena is an online philosophy journal for undergraduate students published at the University of British Columbia. The first issue was published in June 2000. Papers selected cover a wide range of philosophical topics; reflected in the name Prolegomena is the notion that papers submitted will be prologues to future careers in philosophy.
Prometheus is published at Johns Hopkins University. Its mission is "to challenge academic boundaries, and to publish student work on controversial and unconventional ideas in the realm of philosophy." They especially encourage potential authors to submit works that use a research-based approach.
Stoa: The International Undergraduate Journal
of Philosophy is primarily intended to: 1. Encourage and reward excellent undergraduate work in philosophy; 2. Provide a much needed educational tool to assist faculty in teaching undergraduates on how to write both philosophical and critical analysis papers; and 3. Support and nurture the traditional and educationally significant mentor relationship between professor and student.