Acta Cogitata

Acta Cogitata

EMU's Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy

Acta Cogitata is Eastern Michigan University's undergraduate journal of philosophy. The journal is dedicated to disseminating ideas and serious work in the discipline, and celebrating the work and contribution to the field of students without advanced training in philosophy. Several papers from the conference are published in this journal each year. The journal also accepts regular submissions throughout the year.


Acta Cogitata is dedicated to providing a venue for undergraduate authors of original philosophical papers to have their work reviewed and, possibly, published. Publication acknowledges the work of outstanding undergraduate authors, rewards their efforts, and provides a home for some thought-provoking projects. Acta Cogitata's authors retain the copyright so that they may continue to develop their projects. The journal does not publish work that has previously been published elsewhere.

The journal accepts papers from all areas of philosophy and seeks to promote philosophical discourse in any area where such discourse may be illuminating.

The journal is published annually, in late October or early November.

Journal Editor: Dr. W. John Koolage

Questions regarding Acta Cogitata can be sent to the journal's email address (ActaCogitata@gmail.com) or to Dr. W. John Koolage (wkoolage@emich.edu).

Now Accepting Papers!

We are currently accepting papers for the 2023 UCiP.

The deadline for submissions is Thursday, September 7th, 2023!

Make sure to review the submission guidelines in our Call for Papers (CFP) – then submit your paper!