STANCE: Call for papers


an international undergraduate philosophy journal


Stance seeks original philosophical papers authored by current undergraduates.

Submission Guidelines:

Stance welcomes papers concerning any philosophical topic. Current undergraduates may submit a paper between 1500 and 3500 words in length (footnotes may extend the word limit 500 words at most). Stance asks that each undergraduate only submit one paper for the journal per year. Papers should avoid unnecessary technicality and strive to be accessible to the widest possible audience without sacrificing clarity or rigor. They are evaluated on the following criteria: depth of inquiry, quality of research/academic rigor, creativity, lucidity, struggle, significance, and, most importantly, originality.

Submission Procedures:

This year, Stance is utilizing a new system to better manage paper submissions and correspondence with authors. As such, we have updated our submission procedures. Instructions for submitting your paper can be found at under “Call for Papers.”


Deadline: December 14, 2018

Puget Sound UG philosophy conference

Puget Sound
Undergraduate Philosophy Conference
January 31 – February 1, 2019
University of Puget Sound
Tacoma, WA
Keynote address by Professor Manuel Vargas
(Department of Philosophy, University of California, San Diego)
Call for Papers
We welcome papers from undergraduate students on any topic of
philosophy. Selection criteria will include both overall quality
as well as diversity of theme and thesis. Submissions should be
approximately 3000 words and should include a brief abstract
(no more than 250 words.) Longer papers will be considered but
presenters will have 30 minutes to present their work.
Submission deadline: September 30th, 2018.
Send submissions (prepared for anonymous review, in
Microsoft Word format) as an email attachment to
In the body of the email include the author’s name, college
affiliation, contact information, and title of the paper. Include
no identifying information in the file with the paper.
Decisions will be made by late October.
For more information, check the conference website:
or email with any questions.

Call for Reviewers (Stance)


Stance: An International Undergraduate Philosophy Journal seeks undergraduate philosophy students to serve as manuscript reviewers.

Stance reviewers hone their writing, researching, and analysis skills by evaluating original papers by some of the world’s most talented undergraduate scholars. Reviewers must have advanced undergraduate experience in philosophy, strengths in writing and editing, and the self-motivation necessary to complete work by given deadlines. A letter of recommendation from a professor who is familiar with the student’s philosophical abilities is required.

 Stance has two types of manuscript reviewers. “External Reviewers” evaluate two or three manuscripts, typically in late January or early February. “Assistant Editorial Board Members” serve on our major review teams. Assistant Editorial Board Members consider approximately 20 -30 papers in December. All reviewers receive training material that explains what is expected in the formal review and are guided by an experienced Stance staff member. Reviewers are credited in both the print and electronic versions of the journal.

To apply, please visit and follow the instructions provided on the Call for Reviewers.

Please contact us at with any questions you may have.

Deadline: October 19, 2018