Calls for Papers

Epistemai, a student-run journal at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, is seeking submissions of short, original philosophical work from undergraduates for our Spring 2023 edition.

We’re looking for excellent undergraduate papers from any philosophical tradition and discipline.  Selections will be made based on originality, engagement with the source material, depth of argument, maturity of vocabulary, clarity, conciseness, and accessibility of thoughts and language.  We welcome submissions from diverse philosophical backgrounds and on a broad variety of topics. 

Submission criteria and process:

Must be written by an undergraduate.

Max length of 15 pages or 3,000 words.

Include a 100-200 word abstract summarizing your paper and page numbers.

Chicago style citations are preferred for submissions, and will be required for publishing.

Cannot be published elsewhere.

Include a cover page with all personal information (do not include name anywhere else in the paper):  your name, your email, and your undergraduate institution name. 

Submit your paper electronically by February 1st, 2023 by uploading a .docx or .docs file (must be editable) to this form, or by email to toens022@umn.edu.

Papers will be selected by early spring.  Authors will be notified of our decision at that time. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Lauren Toensing at toens022@umn.edu. We look forward to receiving your submissions!

Journals

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.

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 is published under the auspices of Denison University’s Department of Philosophy. We publish a journal in print each Spring. We are proud to announce the twenty-seventh volume of Episteme, which you can download from Episteme’s website. Specially requested print editions have been shipped. This year’s submissions spanned a diverse body of philosophical literature from philosophy of feminism to Kripke’s philosophy of language, and they included authors as far-flung from as the Kyoto University. We hope that an even broader host of students are encouraged to participate in the next volume.

Discussions is an undergraduate run, peer-reviewed research journal that publishes undergraduate research in all fields of study. Discussions publishes several times every year.

Lex Modestum is a student run undergraduate philosophy journal dedicated to providing opportunities to aspiring philosophers. We accept original philosophical works from undergraduate students in both Analytic and Continental strains of thought. Along with the traditional essay format, we are also interested in presenting unique philosophical ideas via original modes of presentation (e.g. dialogues, poems, artwork, and short stories).

The Philosophy Club at University of California, Irvine is proud to announce the commencement of Falsafa ([n.] ‘Philosophy’ in Urdu), our biannual undergraduate philosophy journal. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to get involved in formal, academic philosophical discourse. For those looking to do graduate-level work in philosophy or simply pursue academia, submitting to Falsafa will be an exciting and beneficial opportunity. Moreover, Falsafa aims to highlight philosophical ideas and research in marginalized/underrepresented sub-disciplines, and aims to encourage work by undergraduates within the same.

Falsafa welcomes submissions on topics pertaining to all areas of philosophy and encourages undergraduates from all universities, majors, and backgrounds to submit creative works. The following is a non-exhaustive list of potential paper topics:

  • Analytic Philosophy
  • Continental Philosophy
  • Epistemology
  • Ethics
  • Logic
  • Metaphysics

Authors retain full control and ownership over their work.