About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Sophia is a non-profit journal, first published in 1998, intended to provide a forum for undergraduate students to exhibit the toils of their undergraduate years.

Published by students at the University of Victoria, Sophia provides the opportunity for students at UVic, as well as universities and colleges aroudn the world, to present philosophical thought, aiming at fostering an environment encouraging philosophical discourse, debate, and contemplation.

Peer Review Process

Submitted essays are subject to a blind review by the Sophia editorial board. Essays are chosen to be included on the basis of consensus, and final decicions are made by the editors in chief. Editors judge submitted essays on writing quality and general philosophical merit: quality of argument, novel approach to the subject at hand, etc. 

Publication Frequency

Sophia is published annually by the Philosophy Students' Union at the University of Victoria.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Sources of Support

Journal History

Sophia has had a tumultous history since its inception in 1998.

Our latest edition (2023-2024), Volume XVII, will be Sophia's awaited return after pandemic-induced interruptions.