Acta Cogitata Undergraduate Journal

Acta Cogitata is a journal dedicated to disseminating and celebrating the work of undergraduate students in the discipline of philosophy. 

  • Issues

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    The journal is listed with the Library of Congress, ISSN 2330-5118.

    The journal is published once a year, typically late in the fall semester. It features peer reviewed articles, authored by philosophers working on their undergraduate degree in philosophy (see below). The journal also publishes several of the best papers from Eastern Michigan University's Undergraduate Conference in Philosophy.

    The journal accepts submissions year round.

  • Submission Requirements

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    • All submissions must be set for blind review; remove all identifying marks from all but the title page.
    • All submissions should be in a standard 11- or 12-point font, double spaced, with one inch margins.
    • All submissions must include a 200–400 word abstract.
    • All submissions should be page numbered, excluding the title page and works cited page.
    • All submissions should use an accepted style for citations.
    • No submission should be longer than 4,000 words.
    • A standard footnote (not endnote) style should be used throughout the paper.
    • Title pages should include the author's name, college or university and year in school.
    • All title pages should include the following statement (and it should be true), "I (the author of this paper) represent that this is my own novel work, I am working on (or have recently completed) an undergraduate degree (with a major or minor in philosophy) and am not enrolled in, nor have I ever been enrolled in, a graduate program in philosophy."
  • Mission

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    Acta Cogitata is dedicated to providing a venue for undergraduate authors of original philosophical papers to have their work reviewed and, possibly, published. Publication acknowledges the work of outstanding undergraduate authors, rewards their efforts and provides a home for some thought-provoking projects. Acta Cogitata's authors retain the copyright so that they may continue to develop their projects. The journal does not publish work that has previously been published elsewhere.

    The journal accepts papers from all areas of philosophy and seeks to promote philosophical discourse in any area where such discourse may be illuminating.

Questions regarding Acta Cogitata can be sent to the journal's email address or to Professor John Koolage.

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