Undergraduate Philosophy Journals

Below is an alphabetical listing of philosophy journals that specialize in or encourage submissions from undergraduates.

  • Aporia is 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. The staff of Aporia consists of philosophy students at Brigham Young University.
  • 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. Currently the journal publishes philosophical essays on all topics, and as of the 2009 edition has moved to an exclusively online publication.
  • Dialectic: An Online Philosophy Journal is the journal of the University of York Philosophy Society. It is produced by University of York students for an undergraduate audience, but features essays by undergraduates, postgraduates and academics from various institutions.
  • The Dualist is a national undergraduate philosophy journal published by Stanford University undergraduates. Its purpose is to offer students an opportunity to participate in a normally inaccessible part of academic life — the production and publication of papers for general philosophical readership.
  • Ephemeris (Union College) is an undergraduate journal of philosophy, student-run and dedicated to harvesting exceptional undergraduate writing grounded in the distinct value and interest of the philosophical endeavor.
  • 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.
  • Geist (Vanderbilt): The purpose of Geist is to offer undergraduate students a unique opportunity to engage in a normally exclusive dimension of academia – the production and publication of scholarly literature. Geist seeks to foster rigorous philosophical research as well as providing a forum for academic critique and discussion.
  • GNOSIS is a journal of philosophy published by graduate students under the auspices of the Department of Philosophy at Concordia University located in Montreal Quebec. Gnosis was founded in 1973, and has provided students with an opportunity to gain exposure of their work in the public sphere. Most submissions to our journal are usually by graduate students, but exceptional undergraduate work is also welcomed.
  • The Interlocutor: As a part of their Senior Seminar, the seniors in the Philosophy Department function as the editorial board for The Interlocutor: The Sewanee Undergraduate Philosophical Review. The Interlocutor solicits submissions from undergraduate philosophers around the world and seeks to publish undergraduate work of high-quality.
  • The Midwest Journal of Undergraduate Research invites undergraduate students at ACM institutions to submit manuscripts in any discipline for consideration for publication in the second issue of its journal. Papers must be sponsored by a faculty member familiar with the work being submitted. Deadline is Jan. 31.
  • The Princeton Journal of Bioethics is an undergraduate publication written and edited by undergraduate students from universities across the country. Working with our Technical Review board comprised of leaders in the fields of education, medicine, science, and ethics, the Journal strives to provide a broad view of current issues in bioethics including genetic engineering, reproductive rights, stem cell research, and euthanasia. The primary goal of the Journal is to represent the work of undergraduate students in the field of Bioethics.
  • Prometheus is a journal published by Johns Hopkins University students. Prometheus publishes a print journal annually and an online journal seasonally. Prometheus accepts papers on all philosophical topics from undergraduates all over the world.
  • The Reed, run through St. Olaf's Howard Hong Kierkegaard Library, functions as a forum for Existential themes at the undergraduate level throughout the United States and abroad. The undergraduate editors of this journal are committed to considering submissions by Existentialist thinkers struggling with the alienation that comes with the freedom and learning of college. Our hope is to create both a textual and visual space where Existentialism can be explored through various mediums. As an interdisciplinary journal, we aim to include varied interpretations of existentialism; essays, as well as poetry, short fiction, literary criticism, religious discourse, psychological analysis, and visual art. Because this is an undergraduate journal, we attempt to offer selections hitting on various levels of the broad theme of Existentialism while maintaining a cohesive intellectual rigor present throughout the discipline. We also seek to include a range of understanding of Existentialism, from the novice to the relative expert, from the artistic, to the critical.
  • Stance: An International Undergraduate Philosophy Journal (Ball State) 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.
  • The Twin Cities Review of Political Philosophy is seeking quality undergraduate papers in political philosophy for publication in its Summer 2012 issue. The journal is published as a freely available electronic interactive magazine. Undergraduates, with or without faculty support, are encouraged to submit research work. The Twin Cities Review of Political Philosophy is interested in diverse subject matter.  As a policy, we prefer scholarly work that: (1) clarifies an unclear or challenging concept, passage, or author in political thought; (2) publicizes a lesser-known argument that merits greater attention; or (3) offers new insight into existing works’ arguments or methods.
  • 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 once a year, in the spring, both in print and online. Questions about The Vassar College Journal of Philosophy can be directed to philosophyjournal@vassar.edu.
  • The Yale Philosophy Review is an annual journal that showcases the best and most original of philosophic thought by undergraduate students, worldwide. The goal of the Review is to promote philosophic discourse of the highest standard, and to bring together a community of young philosophers in both the United States and abroad. Each issue contains a selection of essays on a broad range of philosophic topics, as well as book reviews and interviews of philosophic content.