Ipso Facto: The Carleton Journal of Interdisciplinary Humanities is a student-run undergraduate journal initiated in 2021. Our aim is to publish papers written by undergraduate students on an annual basis.

Students are encouraged to submit papers on a wide variety of topics in the interdisciplinary humanities. Papers may either be particular to one field or draw on interdisciplinary approaches to make an argument.

The main goal of the journal is to publish articles and letters that take an original stance on a topic or question.

Electronic Version

Ipso Facto is published both in traditional paper format and online. You can find the electronic version here.


We are now accepting submissions for the 2024 academic year.

To submit, please read the guidelines below and fill out this form. The submission deadline is February 3rd, 2024 at 11:59 pm EST.

*We have now removed the current abstract and citation style requirement, given that upon acceptance students must be responsible for these during the editorial process.**

Who can Submit?

Undergraduate students majoring or minoring in the Bachelor of Humanities, Philosophy, Greek and Roman Studies, Religion, and other humanities related programs can submit as well as recent graduates, as long as they submit papers written while they were doing their undergraduate degree. We are currently limiting submissions to two per person.

Essays that Qualify for Publication:

  1. Papers written in a class (if responding to an assigned prompt, the paper must make an original argument with a unique approach to the question)
  2. Papers written for a directed research course with a faculty supervisor
  3. Papers written independent of any course work or credit.

Submission Guidelines:

  1. Use 12 pt. Font, Times New Roman, Double Spaced
  2. Remove identifying information about the author
  3. Be relevant to the field of humanities
  4. Follow The Chicago Manual of Style (17th edition) for citations and bibliography
  5. Use Footnotes (Not Endnotes)
  6. If written for a class, the paper must have received at least an A- as the final grade
  7. Please include a 150-200 word abstract at the start of the paper

The Selection Process:

The selection process will be conducted through blind peer-review. In certain circumstances, authors may be contacted and requested to provide verification of grade, or in the case of independently written essays, a qualified faculty member may be requested to evaluate the paper.

All papers will undergo a final editing prior to publication. Authors will be consulted for final approval prior to publication.

If you have questions, please send us an email at IpsoFacto.Humanities@outlook.com.

Finally, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram @hums.ipsofacto for more details and events!


Editor-in-Chief: Marina Nekrasova

Bridget Le Donne 3rd Year Editor

Gabrielle Huston 3rd Year Editor

Julia Dolansky 2nd Year Editor

Nina Zajac 2nd Year Editor

Julianna Bodin Communications and Editor