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Janua Sophia Journal


Janua Sophia is published once yearly by the Philosophy Department at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and is dedicated to recognizing exemplary philosophical work at the undergraduate level. Essays submitted are blind refereed. There are at least two referees for each submission, in some cases including a graduate student or advanced undergraduate student.

Managing Editor: Dr. Frank Hoffman
Consulting Editor: Shannon Fera

The top awarded undergraduate student paper at each year's annual Philosophy & Religious Studies Conference will be given serious consideration for being published in Janua Sophia. If the author of the top prize-winning paper properly submits his/her paper to Janua, the paper will skip the normal blind refereeing process and be evaluated directly by the journal editors. (Editor, Janua Sophia)

Submission Guidelines

Essays should be typed and double-spaced, no more than 12 pp. in length and conform to MLA style (citation guidelines here.) Paper submissions should be formatted for Microsoft Word and may be submitted electronically via email attachment, or send three hard copies and a disk containing the formatted essay. Submissions should be the original work of the author and may address any topic in Western or Eastern philosophy. Authors should avoid the use of first-person pronouns such as "I" or "my" in papers submitted to us. Special consideration will be given to essays which deal with Eastern thought and the relationship between Eastern and Western thought.

The author's name should appear on a separate title page and nowhere else in the submitted essay. Also, include an abstract of the essay, 300 words maximum. Be sure to include your name and current mailing address in your cover letter. Multiple submissions are permitted. Normally, the submission deadline for consideration in the next issue of Janua Sophia is March 1 of the prior spring. Essays submitted after that deadline can only be considered for subsequent year's issues.

Submissions and inquiries should be sent to:

email: fhoffman@wcupa.edu


Janua Sophia
c/o Dr Frank Hoffman
Philosophy Department
West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383

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Updated 22 Jun 2013