On April 12-14, 2021, the Department of Philosophy will hold its annual Undergraduate Philosophy Research Conference on Zoom. There will be 10-12 spaces available for undergraduate students to present their research. Presentations will each be 25-30 minutes long, followed by 20 minutes of Q&A. This is an open call to all University of Toronto students, from all campuses.
We are seeking novel and clearly executed papers that can be made into interesting 25-30 minute presentations. Suitable papers will be around, but not over, 3000 words in length. Anonymize your paper and email it as a PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59pm EST on Friday, February 26. Please include a word count at the beginning of your paper. To ensure you have properly anonymized your paper, please review the document included below (courtesy of Noēsis). Given the limited number of spaces available, and the fact that last year’s applicants are being encouraged to re-submit as a result of last year’s conference having been cancelled out of concern for public safety, we will only be accepting one submission per applicant this year.
A few notes:
· If you do not have a completed paper but do have a suitably presentable work in progress in which all relevant ideas are resolved, feel free to send us an abstract or thorough outline.
· If you have an interdisciplinary paper that you think has substantial philosophical content, you are more than welcome to submit it. You may include a brief note at the top
of your submission if you would like to make a case for your paper’s philosophical merit, but this is not necessary.
As well as submissions, please send any questions to email@example.com. The account will be monitored closely in the weeks leading up the deadline.
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. Beginning in 2011, the journal is also being published at https://digitalcommons.denison.edu/episteme/, using a Creative Commons license.
This coming edition of Episteme will be our 32nd volume and we are looking for especially exceptional papers to publish. The editors would like to encourage all undergraduate students to submit a paper in any area of philosophy. Papers are evaluated according to the following criteria: quality of research, depth of philosophic inquiry, creativity, original insight and clarity. Submissions to be considered for the 32nd volume (May 2021) should adhere to the following stipulations:
1. Be a maximum of 5,000 words, a minimum of 2,000 words.
2. Combine research and original insight.
3. Include a cover sheet that provides the following information: author’s name, mailing address (current and permanent), email address, telephone number, college or university name, title of submission and word count.
4. Include a “Works Cited” page in the Chicago Manual of Style format. Please use endnotes rather than footnotes.
5. To allow for a blind review process, the author’s name should not appear on the submission itself.
6. Submissions should be sent electronically, formatted for Microsoft Word. 7. More than one article per author will not be accepted for review.
8. Please be courteous; submit each paper to only one journal.
Submissions to be considered for May 2021 publication must be received by midnight, Friday, March 5th, 2021.
Pensées Canadiennes, Canada’s national undergraduate journal of philosophy, is now accepting submissions for its upcoming volume, which will be published by the summer of 2021 and distributed across Canada. The journal is not restricted to any particular philosophical discipline, historical period, or methodology. We look for papers on any philosophical topic that demonstrate precision, excellent scholarship, and originality. Pensées accepts submissions in either French or English. A national editing team will select the papers by anonymous peer review process. Submissions are accepted from any undergraduate student currently enrolled in a philosophy program or any related discipline at a Canadian university.
Papers submitted for consideration must:
The failure to comply with any of these requirements will work strongly against the applicant. Papers most likely to be selected for publishing are those that present and defend rigorously original arguments, though especially insightful exegetical work will be accepted.
In addition to this, on a separate cover page, please include:
Successful applicants will be provided with a copy of reviewer comments and suggested revisions, at which point publication of the accepted paper will be contingent upon timely acceptance of a revised draft.
Submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to February 8th, 2021. We look forward to reading your papers.
The University of British Columbia's undergraduate Journal of Philosophical Enquiries (JPE) is now accepting submissions. The JPE seeks to provide a platform for the highest calibre of undergraduate research and writing in the fields of philosophy, literary criticism, critical theory, and intellectual history.
If you are a passionate undergraduate who would like the opportunity to publish your work we highly encourage you to submit to us at email@example.com. For further guidelines please refer to our website: https://ubcjpe.wixsite.com/mysite/publication-requirements.
Noesis, the University of Toronto's Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy, is delighted to extend a call for submissions, for the 22nd volume of the journal, for publication in the spring of 2021. Papers selected for publication in Noesis will demonstrate exceptional undergraduate scholarship in both their precision and originality. Submissions in all areas of philosophy are welcome. Especially insightful exegetical works and cross-disciplinary papers are welcome so long as the philosophical content included in the paper is substantial.
Papers submitted for consideration must:
Have received an A-range grade (although it is strongly recommended that even such papers be revised and expanded prior to submission).
Be no more than 5,000 words in length.
Be prepared for blind review (i.e., no author-identifying information or notes in the body of the paper - visit our website for further instruction on how to prepare for blind review).
Be submitted as a .pdf, .doc, or .docx file.
Be written in or translated to English.
In addition, please include the following information on a separate cover page:
The author's full name
The title of the submitted paper
The word count of the paper
The author's academic institution, program, and year of study
The author's email address
Successful applicants will work with two Noesis senior editors over the course of three months to make changes, revisions, and additions to their paper, prior to publication. Papers should be submitted at www.noesisjournal.com or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday, November 29th, 2020 at 11:59 PM, EDT.