Undergraduate Journals of Philosophy


Aporia is a national philosophy journal published biannually by Dartmouth undergraduates. We release issues every fall and spring; the spring issue will feature papers that have been selected to be read at the Dartmouth Conference. A primary goal of Aporia is to showcase high quality undergraduate work in philosophy and act as a catalyst for engaging students in the puzzles inherent in the world around us.

Aporia accepts submissions from students at any college or university. Issues tend to center on a common theme that varies from publication to publication, but thoughtful submissions on any philosophical topic are welcome.

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) andZeitgeist (’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. The Dialectic accepts and encourages submissions from any university, and it is the journal’s goal to promote an international philosophical dialogue amongst undergraduates.

Submissions, inquires and any thoughts or comments on the current issue’s essays should be sent to unh.dialectic@gmail.com. We are also developing an email list so please let us know if you would like to be added.

Dialectic: Journal of The University of York Philosophy Society

Dialectic 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. There are two volumes a year, one in the first and third academic terms of the University of York.

Since the magazine’s inception in 2007, Dialectic has gained considerable momentum. Beginning as a solely online entity publishing essays by University of York students, Dialectic is now both online and in print and has received submissions and published work by students of the University of Warwick, U.C.L., the University of Bristol, the University of Essex, Durham University, the University of Birmingham, King’s College London, L.S.E., the University of Edinburgh and the university of Oxford. Dialectic is an important part of York Philosophy Society’s endeavour to encourage interaction between philosophy students at different institutions.

If you are interested in writing for Dialectic, please e-mail the editor at dialecticsubmissions@googlemail.com. Refer to the posts on ‘Call for papers’ and ‘Submission guidelines’ for more details.

Dianoia: The Undergraduate Philosophy Journal of Boston College

Dianoia fosters open philosophical discussion and writing among undergraduate students. The journal is committed to providing the opportunity for intellectual reflection, which bridges the academic disciplines in pursuit of holistic understanding. 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.

If you are interested in writing for Dianoia, please contact dianoia@bc.edu. The deadline for 2020 is January 15th.

The Dualist

The Dualist is a national undergraduate philosophy journal published by Stanford University undergraduates. Its purpose is to offer students from all universities an opportunity to participate in a normally inaccessible part of academic life — the production and publication of papers for general philosophical readership. Established in 1993, The Dualist has since become the most renowned and prestigious undergraduate philosophy journal in the U.S., featuring thoughtful articles authored by undergraduates around the world.

Each year, The Dualist publishes quality undergraduate papers in philosophy. We accept submissions every January and print the journal during the late summer. The Dualist is distributed to philosophy departments across the nation, and archived copies of recent issues are also available online.

In addition, The Dualist works closely with the Undergraduate Philosophy Association to plan various undergraduate events, including our annual spring conference. If you are a student at Stanford and are interested in further involving yourself with the UPA, please attend any of our informal luncheons, faculty talks, or meetings.

For more information, please see the most recent volume of The DualistThe Dualist’s website (our old website will be replaced soon) or contact the editors.


Ephemeris is an undergraduate journal of philosophy originated by Union College’s philosophy club, student-run and dedicated to harvesting exceptional undergraduate writing grounded in the distinct value and interest of the philosophical endeavor.


Epistemeis 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. Although we students have a faculty advisor, our advisor’s job is to let the students run the show but be there for periodic managerial consultation. The Editors and executive board recruit philosophy students to be readers and invest time into the organization. The students work to distribute copies of submissions, fill-out review sheets, attend periodic meetings to discuss the papers and year’s progress, and place the journal into our Publisher software.


The open campus, peer reviewed philosophy journal of Vanderbilt University.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.

    The journal was founded in Fall 2008 at Vanderbilt University, and continues to be housed and published at the university with the assistance of the Department of Philosophy (although many other administrators and academic departments function as collaborators). It is, at the moment, an annual publication with both an online and a hardcopy version. GEIST is an open-campus journal, and invites submissions from undergraduate students all over the english-speaking world.


GNOSIS is a journal of philosophy published by graduate students at Concordia University, under the auspices of the Department of Philosophy. Although most authors are graduate students, submissions by undergraduates are welcome. GNOSIS, founded in 1973, enables students from Canada and elsewhere to get exposure for their work. Please click here for more information and for previous issues of GNOSIS.

The Interlocuter

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 Mecca: Howard University Student Journal of Philosophy

The Howard University Student Journal of Philosophy was established to address the lack of platforms for the publication of exceptional undergraduate philosophy and critical theory from Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Reemerging from a hiatus, The Howard University Student Journal of Philosophy has a long history in the production of philosophical knowledge by undergraduate students. The goal of the journal is to produce an annual issue of accessible, scholarly writing that spans a variety of academic disciplines and demonstrates the breadth of philosophical interpretations of current topics.

The Midwest Journal of Undergraduate Research

The Midwest Journal of Undergraduate Research aims to promote high quality research by undergraduates at colleges affiliated with the Associated Colleges of the Midwest. It is produced by students and faculty of Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois.

The Midwest Journal of Undergraduate Research would like to invite undergraduate students from any Midwest institution to submit manuscripts for our 2014 issue.

Works may be submitted to: mjursub@monmouthcollege.edu.

Princeton Journal of Bioethics

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. For this reason, we can only accept submissions from undergraduates. Please submit papers to pjb@princeton.edu.

The Reed

The Reed, run through St. Olaf’s Edna and 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. For excerpts from past issues and other resources, see the Archives.

Stance: An International Undergraduate Philosophy Journal

Stance: An International Undergraduate Philosophy Journal has received, among others, the APA award for Excellence and Innovation. We have worked with students from over thirty-five nations. Stance publishes only essays that make an original contribution to the field. All papers are anonymously reviewed by multiple reviewers and all authors receive constructive feedback on their work. Stance is published annually in April. The deadline for submissions is in mid-December.

Inquiries should be directed to ballstatestance@gmail.com.

The Twin Cities Review of Political Philosophy

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

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

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.

Undergraduate Philosophy Journal of Australasia (UPJA)

Founded in 2019, the Undergraduate Philosophy Journal of Australasia (UPJA) is the first undergraduate philosophy journal run by students from the Australasian region. We welcome submissions on any philosophical topic from current undergraduates and those who have recently graduated from any university worldwide. With the generous support of the Australasian Association of Philosophy, we offer two cash prizes for standout submissions. For more information, see www.upja.online. You can also find us on Facebook.