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Coming Soon: BU Well

BU Well is an open-access multimedia journal that was founded by the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (COPHS) in 2014. This scientific journal will be published annually in 1-2 volumes. Each volume has a different theme relative to healthcare or wellness, and students, residents and healthcare practitioners are welcome to submit articles for consideration--provided that they fit the theme of the volume. The unique feature of BU Well is that it will be edited in full, and written in part by Butler University students, similar to the law review model at schools of law. Articles will also be presented in multimedia formats. Our first volume will be published in summer 2015. For inquires and information, please email us at:


Booth was founded in 2008 as an offshoot of the Butler University MFA program and currently publishes fresh literature every Friday on its website. In addition, Booth offers up two quality paperback issues a year that are visually arresting. Booth embraces great storytelling, distinctive voices, both classic and inventive forms, gravity + comedy, grim reapers and grand weepers, and anything carried by a rich sense of story and heart.

Butler Journal of Undergraduate Research

The Butler Journal of Undergraduate Research publishes original, scholarly research undertaken by undergraduates from any college or university. BJUR builds upon and strengthens Butler’s commitment to quality undergraduate research by providing an outlet for the publication of outstanding undergraduate scholarship across the humanities, social and natural sciences.

Submission of original, scholarly research articles is open to undergraduates from any accredited college and university. For further information, see the Mission Statement.

Submissions are currently being accepted for Volume 2 (2016). First consideration for papers received by May 10, 2015; second round of review for papers received through September 30, 2015; and a third round for consideration, space permitting, for papers received by December 15, 2015. Any papers after that date will be considered for Volume 3 (2017). Further details about the guidelines for authors may be found on the Policies page.


Butler University Botanical Studies

The Butler University Botanical Studies journal was published by the Botany Department of Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana, from 1929 to 1964. The scientific journal featured original papers primarily on plant ecology, taxonomy, and microbiology. For more information, visit To view the related Friesner Herbarium Image Collection, please see this link.

Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies

ISSN 2164-6279

The Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies is an annual scholarly journal published at the University of Notre Dame, and is the official publication of the Society for Hindu-Christian Studies. The internet edition is provided by Butler University. For more on the aims and scope of the journal, see About this Journal.

Back issues are available for free download. The most recent two volumes are embargoed and available here only to subscribers (click here to subscribe). Subscribing institutions can get access for those on their network by supplying their institution's IP range. Individuals living and working in India can request a password for free access to the embargoed volumes by contacting the Internet Edition Editor, .


Manuscripts—or The MSS, as it was called in the beginning—published its first volume in the fall of 1933. The then quarterly magazine which featured almost entirely written work with a few woodblock prints, sold for 15 cents a copy.

Since the first issue, Manuscripts has published over a hundred issues and has evolved into the free, annual, and award-winning magazine that publishes the work of Butler students each year. Starting the fall of 2014, Manuscripts is accepting submissions from any Indiana undergraduate students.


Word Ways

Word Ways is dedicated to word play of all kinds: puzzles, novel poems, palindromes, games, magic, unusual lists, etc. Since 1968 Word Ways has published original articles (non-fiction, fiction or poetry) relating to recreational logology.

Note: Access to the current two years of Word Ways is by subscription only.