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 discuss and express philosophical ideas.
All those interested in contributing an essay to the Spring 2020 edition of the Journal are invited to review the submission guidelines listed below. While the Journal has in previous years been unified under a cohesive theme, this year we have made the decision to open submissions to any and all philosophically-relevant essays. We always welcome essays written on traditional topics within philosophy as well as essays generated within other disciplines and departments. So long as an essay engages a specific philosophical problem or idea, the Journal’s staff will be excited to review and potentially publish relevant writings on literature, history, political science, sociology and anthropology, cognitive science, and psychology.
Format: 12 point Times New Roman font, 5000 word maximum for the essay, 100 word maximum for the abstract. There is no minimum word count, provided that the topic of the essay is suitably addressed. Essays should not include your name or other identifying information. Please provide your essay title, name, email, and major in a separate attachment.
Citation Format: Chicago Citation (Endnotes) Style.
Topic: Our upcoming issue will have no theme and is open to any undergraduate works on philosophically-relevant content.
Deadline: All materials must be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than November 1, 2019.
Originality: We accept only original work. Do not submit already published material. If you have submitted or plan on submitting your paper to publications other than The Vassar College Journal of Philosophy, please notify us.
We cannot accept submissions failing to meet these guidelines. Any further inquiries should be directed to email@example.com.