Journal History, Focus and Scope

Aporia is an established undergraduate Philosophy journal that has been published by the University of St Andrews Philosophy Society since 2007. We publish top-quality work in analytic philosophy written by undergraduates from across the world. 

Journal Sponsorship


The University of St Andrews Philosophy Society


The University of St Andrews Philosophy Society is affiliated to the University of St Andrews Students' Association, a registered Scottish charity (SCO19833).

Sources of Support

Aporia is funded by the Student Union of the University of St Andrews, the Philosophy Society, the Philosophy Department of the University of St Andrews, and by independent benefactors.

Peer-Review Process

Papers that are relevant to a philosophy journal are selected and reviewed by an Editorial Team. Submissions are read blindly and refereed anonymously.

Publication Frequency

Aporia is usually published once or twice a year. 

Open Access Policy

Unless otherwise noted all content published by Aporia is published under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence (CC BY 4.0), which allows liberal reuse of the final published work as long as appropriate attribution is made. For more information please follow this link:

Copyright Notice

Authors retain copyright, but give their consent to Aporia to publish their work.

Registered Users

Users who register with this journal, including authors and peer reviewers where applicable, consent to having their personal information stored in the University’s journal hosting platform (OJS) and processed by the platform and journal editorial teams. Authors published in this journal are also responsible for the human subject data that figures in the research reported in the journal.

Those involved in editing this journal seek to be compliant with industry standards for data privacy, including the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provision for “data subject rights” that include (a) breach notification; (b) right of access; (c) the right to be forgotten; (d) data portability; and (e) privacy by design. The GDPR also allows for the recognition of “the public interest in the availability of the data,” which has a particular saliency for those involved in maintaining, with the greatest integrity possible, the public record of scholarly publishing.

All users whose details are stored in the University’s OJS installation can exercise their rights of the individual, as they are detailed in the GDPR.

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