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Undergraduate Research Publications: Philosophy & Political Science

Philosophy & Political Science


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  Papers must be original, unpublished work and must have been written during the course of undergraduate study.

The Dialectic is the annual University of New Hampshire's undergraduate philosophy journal. 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.

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.

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. They 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.

Ephemeris 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. Contributions are solicited in all areas of the philosophical discipline, political theory, metaphysics, ethics, epistemology, religion, feminist philosophy, philosophy of race, eastern philosophy, philosophy of mind, and so on.

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.

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.

LOGOS is a refereed journal at Cornell University that publishes undergraduate work in all branches and traditions of philosophy. Entirely student-run, undergraduates from around the world 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.

The Lyceum is a journal of philosophy concentrating in traditional problems in metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and the history of philosophy. The Lyceum publishes professional articles accessible to both professional and undergraduate audiences, as well as a small number of articles by undergraduates per issue.

Philomathia is a student run philosophy journal featuring the scholarly work of undergraduate students.  Each issue provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to produce and submit essays, book reviews, or interviews with current philosophers. Philomathia accepts submissions on any philosophical topic from undergraduate students around the world.

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.

Yale Philosophy Review
A bi-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. The Review awards a prize of $100 to the author of the paper judged to be of the highest quality in terms of rigor and originality.

Political Science:

Critique provides a forum for graduate and undergraduate students of politics to express and exchange diverse ideas and to imagine new possibilities for democracy and justice. The electronic format of Critique provides an alternative venue that expands political debate by creating space for the emergence of new ideas. Critique welcomes submissions year round from undergraduate as well as graduate students. The Journal encourages articles about politics that take seriously the growing opportunities for social change and new possibilities for enacting policy nationally and internationally.

Michigan Journal of Political Science
Accepts submissions from undergraduate students attending accredited universities worldwide. (The Journal does accept submissions from graduate students; however, these papers must have been written as an undergraduate). The Journal publishes high-quality submissions in the disciplines of Political Science, History, and/or Political Economy, including those focusing on statistical analysis.

Pi Sigma Alpha Undergraduate Journal of Politics
The Journal welcomes submissions from undergraduates of any class or major; submissions from Pi Sigma Alpha members are especially encouraged. The Journal publishes manuscripts of the highest quality in all areas of political science. Two issues of the Journal are published every year (in the Spring and in the Fall). The deadline for submitting manuscripts for Fall 2010 is September 30, 2010. Any manuscripts received after the deadline will be considered for the next issue of the Journal.