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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.

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 will be accepted for Volume 6 (2020) in Summer 2019. First consideration for papers received by June 5, 2019. Papers will continue to be accepted for review through December 1, 2019. Any papers after that date will be considered for Volume 7 (2021). 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

BU Well is Butler University's open-access, multimedia, student-driven healthcare journal. Every year, one volume is published relating to health, wellness, and life sciences. After launching a successful Volume 1, 2 and 3, we are looking forward to Volume 4.

Article submissions are now being accepted for consideration in the publication of the fifth volume of BU Well. Articles submitted after October 31, 2019 will be considered for Volume 5 (to be published spring 2020). Further details about the guidelines for authors may be found on the Policies page.

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.

The Mall

The Mall publishes writing from Butler University’s Freshman Year Seminar (FYS) program and shares exemplary work produced in FYS courses. We aim to empower students’ understanding of the purpose and power of writing. We hope that this resource serves as a learning tool in classrooms and the larger community.

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

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.