Episteme is a student-run journal that aims to recognize and encourage excellence in undergraduate philosophy by providing examples of some of the best work currently being done in undergraduate philosophy programs. Episteme is distinguished as being the oldest undergraduate philosophy publication of its kind. Funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to the Five Colleges of Ohio (Next Steps in the Next Generation Library: Integrating Digital Collections into the Liberal Arts Curriculum, 2010).

Episteme is published each spring. And while we are no longer accepting submissions for spring 2021 (volume 32), we will be open for submissions again in the fall for the spring 2022 edition (volume 33). Please adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. Submission must be a maximum of 5,000 words, a minimum of 2,000 words.
  2. Submission must combine research and original insight.
  3. Include a cover sheet that provides the following information: author’s name, mailing address (current and permanent), email address, telephone number, college or university name, title of submission and word count.
  4. Include a “Works Cited” page in the Chicago Manual of Style format. Please use endnotes rather than footnotes.
  5. To allow for a blind review process, the author’s name should not appear on the submission itself.
  6. Submissions should be sent electronically, formatted for Microsoft Word.
  7. More than one article per author will not be accepted for review.
  8. Please be courteous; submit each paper to only one journal.
    1. To submit papers for inclusion, please email the paper and a cover sheet to episteme@denison.edu.

Current Volume: Volume 30 (2019)

Front Matter


Faculty Advisor

Sam Cowling