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 provide feedback on unsuccessful essays.



An exceptional essay will be awarded magna. Selection is absolute evaluation: a given issue may not include a magna essay or may include multiple magna essays.


The best of magna essays published in the previous academic year (September through June) will be awarded summa. The summa essay is announced and published in the September issue. To award the annual prize, at least two magna essays must have been published in the previous academic year.

Revise and Resubmit

In some cases, we may feel that your essay has partially met the selection criteria and ask for revision. 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, disciplinary collections, and magna collection in the archives are accessible to subscribers. Authors receive digital copies of their essays published in the journal.

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