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About Us

Ethica, an initiative of the Lancaster University Philosophy Society, is a peer-reviewed undergraduate journal managed by Lancaster University students. We seek original and creative contributions in all areas of philosophy and publish up to 12 exceptional papers in one edition annually. Contributions may take the form of a paper or review. Please see our ‘Submissions’ section for further guidance.


All papers will receive valuable and constructive feedback regardless of their submission status, making submissions worthwhile. Some entries may be requested to reexamine areas of their work and resubmit following extensive feedback from our editing team. Please find sample work under 'Past Publications' to demonstrate the quality of work that we are expecting to publish.


How Does it Work?

Submissions open annually on the 1st December and the deadline is the 1st February. All papers will receive quality feedback from our team of editors within 2 weeks of 1st February. Every essay is assessed anonymously and by a minimum of 2 editors to ensure that the papers are fairly and thoroughly read. We may request certain entries to adhere to our feedback and resubmit. The deadline for resubmission is 1st March. Any papers accepted to Ethica will be published on 1st April, and can be found on our website in the 'Past Publications' section. All authors who are successfully published in the journal will be able to get their hands on a paper copy of the journal at a discounted price.

Meet the Team 

Previous Teams

2020/21: Zacharie, Co-Editor-in-Chief; Holden, Co-Editor-in-Chief; Rhian, Marketing Manager and Editor; Sophie, Communications Manager; Lucy, Secretary; George, Submissions Manager; Nathaniel, Editor; Ifti, Editor; Francesca, Editor.

2021/22: Lucy, Editor-in-Chief; Ellie, Deputy Editor-in-Chief and Communications and Welfare Officer; Ilana, Deputy Editor-in-Chief and Advertisement Officer; Emma, Social Media, Website and Blog Manager; Crawford, Finance Officer and Typesetting Editor; Emily, Socials Officer and Editor; Meg, Editor; Simi, Editor; Abby, Editor; Will R, Editor; Ella, Editor; Izzi, Junior Editor; Will O, Junior Editor; Haaris, Junior Editor; Jamie, Junior Editor.

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