Submitting a Paper

We encourage submissions from all current graduate students working in philosophy, both domestic and international. Core information about submitting to the conference can be found in our Call for Papers.

General Information

Any current graduate student working in philosophy can submit one paper. Papers can be on any topic in academic philosophy. We are particularly looking for papers that are accessible to a general philosophical audience. Our aim is to represent a broad range of topics and traditions in our final selection.

We are willing to consider submissions of students who are not currently in a graduate program under certain circumstances, e.g., if the submitter has very recently finished her or his Ph.D. and has not yet accepted an academic position. Decisions are made on a case-by-case basis. Please get in touch with us if you think that your paper should be considered for our conference, even if you are not currently enrolled in a graduate program.


Submission deadline is on Tuesday, the 20th August 2013.

Formal Requirements

Papers should be around 4000 words long, and we will reject papers that are substantially longer than that. The word count should exclude the abstract and bibliography, but include all footnotes, appendices etc.

Please format your paper in .doc(x), .rtf, or .pdf format.

To submit, send the following two documents to gradconf[at]philosophy[dot]ox[dot]ac[dot]uk:

  1. a cover letter which should contain (a) the author's name, (b) institutional affiliation, (c) contact information, (d) the title of the paper, (e) a word count, and (f) the area(s) of philosophy the paper deals with;
  2. the paper itself, including the title and a short abstract (less than 200 words).

The paper should be marked for double blind peer review. It should not contain any information which identifies the author or the author's institutional affiliation.

Further Questions

We are happy to answer all further questions which might arise. Please email us at gradconf[at]philosophy[dot]ox[dot]ac[dot]uk.