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Expanding Understanding: Exploring Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Philosophy

Aims & Scope

The goal of this journal is to provide a platform for interdisciplinary philosophical exploration. By showcasing both traditional and non-traditional philosophical works we hope to increase interest in philosophy and aid in the flourishing of the university. We are excited for the opportunity to present a publication which shows how students live out their freedom of inquiry, into any discipline--be it in the Arts, Humanities, Sciences, or Professional Studies--through the sharing of their conclusions, discoveries, and meaningful expressions.

Philosophical content can be found in almost every endeavor. Expanding Understanding: Exploring Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Philosophy aims to be a platform in which this can be seen! We are seeking submissions that are philosophical in nature as we hope to showcase original undergraduate explorations into philosophical themes through critical and creative means. We encourage the philosophically inclined from all disciplines to submit their work (Yes, that means you!).

So, what are you exploring?

Type-specific Submission Guidelines

Submissions are due Friday, February 15, 2019. All Submissions are to be sent from an @humboldt.edu email address, attached as a Word or PDF document, and emailed to expanding-journal@humboldt.edu with “expanding understanding submission” in the subject line. Please note in the body of your email if your piece is currently under review for publication elsewhere or if you plan for your piece to be reviewed elsewhere during the review period for Expanding Understanding: Exploring Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Philosophy.

Critical Essay:

The main text of your submission is to be no more than 3000 words. An accompanying abstract should also be submitted at no more than 300 words. Include a title page indicating your name, year of study, department or program of study, and the title of your project. If citations are needed Chicago Style is preferred, but any consistent citation style is acceptable. Your submission should be compiled as one document in the following order (semicolon identifies new page): blank page; title page; abstract; main text; citations.

Creative Writing:

To broadly include: poetry, speculative fiction, creative nonfiction, fiction, creative essay or other. The main text of your submission is to be no more than 3000 words. An accompanying statement concerning the intent of your piece should also be submitted at no more than 500 words. Include a title page indicating your name, year of study, department or program of study, and the title of your project. If citations are needed Chicago Style is preferred, but any consistent citation style will be acceptable. Your submission should be compiled as one document in the following order (semicolon identifies new page): blank page; title page; intent; main text; citations (if needed).

Visual Art:

Digital submissions to include: photographs, paintings, drawing, mixed media, sculpture, or other. All submissions must be able to be digitally rendered and compressible into PDF. An accompanying statement of intent should also be submitted at no more than 500 words. Include a title page indicating your name, year of study, department or program of study, and the title of your project. Your submission should be compiled as one document in the following order (semicolon identifies new page): blank page; title page; intent; main work.

It is ultimately the responsibility of the author(s) or artist(s) to produce an electronic version of their piece as a high-quality PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format) file, or a Microsoft Word, WordPerfect or RTF file that can be converted to a PDF file.