The Department of Philosophy is proud to be involved in a variety of independent and university publications, and would also like to share the published work of our talented peers and affiliates in the BU community.
Arché: Student-Led Journal of Philosophy at Boston University
Arché is a student-run journal of philosophical writing. We especially endeavor to highlight exceptional undergraduate scholarship, providing undergraduates with a rare opportunity to publish their work for a general philosophical readership. The journal is produced by the Undergraduate Philosophy Association at BU. All submissions are reviewed by the editorial board using a blind-review procedure. Selected submissions are then forwarded to a graduate student or faculty referee. Besides philosophical writing by undergraduates, the editors invite submissions from early-career philosophers and independent scholars and feature content such as interviews, reviews, and letters.
The BU BookLab is a workshop and services bureau for books and journal projects. Staffed by undergraduates and advised by faculty and literary professionals, BookLab holds annual events and supports the thriving publication and literary interests of students.
ACT LAB Magazine
Developed by graduate student Federica Bocchi and her Summer 2021 PH160 class, the first iteration of ACT LAB Magazine addresses topics such as Covid and Misinformation, Data and Oppression, and addressing the question, “Why Trust Science?”
Other BU Publications
These publications are affiliated with Boston University; some of them accept submissions from members of the BU community only, while others accept submissions without restriction. Click on the links to learn more about each publication.
A magazine of contemporary creative writing.
A satire news publication for the BU community.
A venue for experimental creative writing, published annually.
a student lifestyle magazine.
The Emerald Review
published by the Environmental Student Organization, formerly The Earth & Environment Review.
The Journal of the Core Curriculum
An annual anthology of creative and academic writing.
The Daily Free Press
Boston University’s independent student newspaper.
Culture Shock Magazine
A collaborative blog of ideas, trends, and open dialogue, sponsored by the Howard Thurman Center.
The Boston Political Review
A student-run platform for scholars of all political persuasions, backgrounds, and ideas.
an intersectional feminist media project.