After submission

If selected, you will be notified of our editorial decision in due course.

If not selected, you will not hear from us directly. Due to the volume of submissions, we are unable to offer feedback on unsuccessful essays.


An essay demonstrating intellectual courage and ingenuity will be awarded a distinction. You are encouraged to delve deep into your chosen topic, displaying original thought and critical thinking. The Magna distinction is no longer awarded quarterly. Students who have authored outstanding essays in the previous academic year are recognized in September.

Revise and Resubmit

In some cases, we may feel that your essay has partially met the selection criteria and ask for revision. A revise and resubmit decision is preferable to a rejection. It indicates that your manuscript has potential and could be deemed publishable with suggested changes. Consider it an opportunity to enhance your writing skills and improve your essay. Editorial comments and revision timelines vary per manuscript. Only those that have successfully fulfilled the revision requests are ultimately published.


The journal is usually published in the first week of each issue month: March, June, September, and December. Journals and disciplinary collections in the archives are accessible to subscribers. Authors are provided with digital copies of their published essays to facilitate scholarly sharing and to verify publication. The official author’s copy issued by the journal is characterized by distinct front and back covers to deter tampering.

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