There are a number of philosophy journals that specialize in publishing articles by undergraduate students. If you have a paper that you really like, submitting it can give you a good opportunity to polish a piece of your work, and (if it gets accepted) something nice to put on your resume/post-grad applications, as well as ego gratification.
We've found three journals that specialize in undergraduate articles. They are:
- The Dualist, put out yearly by the philosophy dept. at Stanford.
- Yale Philosophy Review, an annual journal that “showcases the best and most original of philosophic thought by undergraduate students, worldwide”.
- Sophia, an undergraduate journal put out by the University of Victoria.
- Gadfly, an undergraduate philosophy magazine from Columbia University.
More journals specializing in student publications, both graduate and undergraduate, can be found at Episteme Links.
There is a much more extensive listing of undergraduate journals, conferences, and essay contests at Earlham College, but much of the information is outdated, or the links are broken.
Many of the journals ask that you use the MLA (Modern Language Association) Citation Format. A summary of that format can be found here.
Feel free to see any of us in the philosophy discipline if you'd like to talk about submitting a paper to one of these journals, or if you're wondering whether something you've written might be suitable.