About the Journal

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 has been awarded the American Philosophical Association/Philosophy Documentation Center Prize for Excellence and Innovation in Philosophy Programs, the American Scholastic Press Association Award for Best University Journal, and the Ball State University Immersive Learning Award.

What makes Stance interesting?

Stance’s anonymous, multiple peer-review process provides contributors with a professional learning experience. The undergraduate students who compose the editorial board of Stance are trained in specific editorial skills including line editing, content evaluation, professional communication, and independent research. Several reviewers examine each contributed paper, and every paper that is published will have met exacting “Revise and Resubmit” requirements. The author of each paper is given constructive feedback, even the authors of papers that are rejected. We accept essays on a wide variety of topics to not only give students a chance to display their work but also to give them an opportunity to see work that may be surprisingly different from their own.

What makes Stance different?

Stance has quickly become the leading undergraduate philosophy journal in the world, having worked with reviewers and authors from countries including South Korea, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Australia, Canada, Iran, and Hungary. Stance is the only undergraduate philosophy journal to receive the American Philosophical Association Prize for Excellence and Innovation. High-quality print versions are available for a small fee (contact: dwconcepcion@bsu.edu).