Undergraduate Journals

An undergraduate journal of philosophy at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, Aporia is published twice yearly: an online edition in the fall, and a print edition in the spring. Papers must be original, unpublished work and must have been written during the course of undergraduate study. Submission deadlines in March and October.

Columbia University
The Journal of Politics & Society is the United States’ premier interdisciplinary journal of undergraduate scholarship in the social sciences, published by the Helvidius Group of Columbia University. Founded in 1989, the Journal provides a forum for young scholars to contribute to the global dialogue on a diverse range of issues pertinent to the social sciences. Call for Paper (Spring 2021)

“Dialogue is the official journal of Phi Sigma Tau, the International National Honor Society in Philosophy. Dialogue accepts for publications articles, discussions, and reviews in all areas of contemporary philosophical research. It appears twice each academic year: a single issue in October, and a double issue in April. Contributors are not required to be members of Phi Sigma Tau. Manuscripts are accepted from undergraduate and graduate students, but not from those holding a terminal or teaching degree in philosophy.”

Dianoia: The Undergraduate Philosophy Journal of Boston College “seeks to publish thoughtful, original, and creative essay-style papers on any philosophical idea or topic. Papers must be accessible to a general undergraduate audience…Topics may include but are not limited to: bioethics, philosophy in literature, philosophy of economics, philosophical theology, philosophy of biology, business ethics, etc.”

The Dualist is a national undergraduate philosophy journal published by Stanford University undergraduates, featuring thoughtful articles authored by undergraduates around the world. The Dualist accepts papers on all topics of philosophical interest. Essays written for classes, honors theses, and independent work are welcome, and multiple submissions are allowed.

“Episteme is a student-run journal 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. Episteme will consider papers written by undergraduate students in any area of philosophy.” Submission deadline December 19.

Logos is a refereed journal at Cornell University that publishes undergraduate work in all branches and traditions of philosophy. “An entirely student-run journal, Logos publishes undergraduate work in all branches and traditions of philosophy. Undergraduates from around the globe are invited to submit papers annually for peer-review. Accepted papers are published in
the current year’s edition of Logos, and the authors of the top three submissions are awarded cash prizes.” Submission deadline March 25.

“Stance: An International Undergraduate Philosophy Journal is produced and edited entirely by undergraduate students. We aim to enrich student learning by providing an opportunity for undergraduate students to have their original scholarly work reviewed by or published in a peer-reviewed academic journal. Stance is published annually in April. The deadline for submission is in mid-December. All papers are carefully considered by multiple blind reviewers. Notification of initial decision is early February. All authors receive constructive feedback concerning submissions.”

Vassar College Journal of Philosophy
The Vassar College Journal of Philosophy is a student-run publication supported by the Philosophy Department of Vassar College. Dedicated to both quality and accessibility, it seeks to give undergraduate students from all disciplines a platform to express and discuss philosophical ideas. The Journal is published each spring. Submission deadline November 1.