Stance welcomes papers concerning any philosophical topic. Current undergraduates may submit a paper between 1,500 and 3,500 words in length. (Footnotes may extend the word limit 500 words at most.) Stance asks that each undergraduate only submit one paper for the journal per year. Papers should avoid unnecessary technicality and strive to be accessible to the widest possible audience without sacrificing clarity or rigor.
Manuscripts are evaluated on the following criteria: structure, organization, clarity, concision, balance of depth and breadth, coherence, academic rigor, strength of argumentation, appropriate tone, intellectual struggle, significance of conclusion, and, most of all, originality.
Please review the Evaluation Criteria for all Stance submissions.
Manuscripts should be in Microsoft Word (.doc) format. Manuscripts should not be submitted in .pdf format.
Manuscripts should be double-spaced (including quotations, excerpts, and footnotes). The right margin should not be justified.
Papers, including footnotes, should have no other identifying markers. Footnotes should follow Chicago Manual of Style. A style sheet with examples is available on our website here.
Please use American spellings and punctuation, except when directly quoting a source that has followed British style.