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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.

BUHealth (Undergraduate Scholarship)

BU Health is Butler University’s open-access, multimedia, healthcare journal created by students in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Every year, one volume is published with content related to health, wellness, and life sciences. Each volume includes several unique, evidence-based, peer-reviewed articles as well as a variety of multimedia pieces made available to our campus community and beyond. BU Health is student-driven, designed to offer pharmacy and health science students the opportunity to write, edit, and publish articles as well as develop multimedia including infographics, podcasts, and videos.

Butler Journal of Undergraduate Research (Undergraduate Scholarship)

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 will be accepted for Volume 11 (2025) in Summer 2024. First consideration for papers received by June 3, 2024. Papers will continue to be accepted for review through December 1, 2024. Any papers after that date will be considered for Volume 12 (2026). Further details about the guidelines for authors may be found on the Author Guidelines 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.

BU Well (Undergraduate Scholarship)

BU Well is Butler University's open-access, multimedia, student-driven healthcare journal.

BU Well has ceased publication as of spring 2022. Articles previously published in BU Well will remain archived and fully searchable via Butler University's internet repository.

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, .

Journal of the Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences

ISSN 1937-7770

JIASS is a peer-reviewed journal of the Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences It is in its 20th year and is published annually. Since 2010, the Journal publishes both in print and online. JIASS is committed to publishing the highest quality social science theory and research. Papers may be submitted throughout the year although the editorial office encourages submissions from November 1st through May 1st for a timely review process for the next volume that is usually out in October.

Manuscripts (Undergraduate Scholarship)

Manuscripts—or 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.

On Earth As It Is

On Earth As It Is was an online journal of prayer narratives, or dramatic monologues addressed to God, from writers of different faiths. From 2010-2012, the journal featured writers such as Melanie Rae Thon, Erin McGraw, Melissa Pritchard, Ken Baumann, and others.

The Mall (Undergraduate Scholarship)

The Mall publishes writing from Butler University's First Year Seminar students and shares exemplary work produced in FYS courses. We aim to empower students' understanding of writing. We hope that this resource serves as a learning tool in classrooms and in the community at large.

See the Aims and Scope for a complete coverage of the journal.

The North Meridian Review

ISSN 2769-5115

Meridian, noun. 1.) A great circle on the Earth, passing from north to south, used to designate connection and continuity.  2.) Any of the pathways which energy flows through the human body.

Housed in Northeast Alabama, this independent journal’s mission is to bring together multiple academic fields and non-traditional voices in a place of sustained reflection and debate.

The North Meridian Review is an interdisciplinary journal of scholarship, culture, and the arts. Each issue is comprised of four broad sections. 1.) Peer reviewed scholarship in the fields of history, social sciences, and the humanities. 2.) Prose. 3.) Poetry. 4.) Book reviews.

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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.

As of November 2020, Word Ways has ceased publication. Articles previously published in Word Ways will remain archived and fully searchable via Butler University's internet repository.