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About Essex Student Journal

The Essex Student Journal is an online multi-disciplinary academic journal, run by and for University of Essex students. The journal is dedicated to the publication of high-quality undergraduate and postgraduate writing and is committed to creating accessible and engaging content for a non-specialist readership. The Essex Student Journal encourages and celebrates student research by offering valuable early experience of academic publishing and the peer review process.


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Call for papers!

Hannah Pyman on 2020-11-30

The Essex Student Journal is looking for papers! If you are a current student at Essex and you have an essay, research paper, or case study that you would like to be published now is your chance. Having your work published is a great experience of academia for any student, and an impressive addition to your CV.   We are looking for submissions from any discipline, on any [...]

Training for potential peer reviewers

Hannah Pyman on 2020-11-30

Are you considering volunteering as a peer reviewer for the Essex Student Journal? If so, why not come along to our one hour online training session on 7th December at 11am to learn more about what being a peer reviewer involves, along with some invaluable tips. This two part session is being delivered as part of PGR Week. In the first half, we will introduce the Essex Student Journal and explain [...]

All your questions about peer reviewing for Essex Student Journal Answered

Katrine Sundsbø on 2020-10-13

After re-launching the Essex Student Journal we've had a lot of interest in how to get involved, and we've also had a lot of questions! We've decided to collect the most asked questions here:What does a peer reviewer role involve?  Being a peer reviewer is a common part of academia, as you'll become experts in your own fields. When you are registered as a peer reviewer, you'll be sent [...]

We're looking for peer reviewers!

Hannah Pyman on 2020-10-08

Volunteering as a peer reviewer with the Essex Student Journal is a great opportunity to gain experience in the peer review process, a key aspect of an academic career. The Essex Student Journal operates a double blind peer review, meaning both the reviewer and the author remain anonymous throughout. This means you can feel confident in your judgements about the paper, and won’t have to [...]

The Essex Student Journal is relaunching!

Hannah Pyman on 2020-10-02

After months of anticipation, the Essex Student Journal (previously ESTRO) is launching! We can’t wait to read some new submissions to the journal, and are welcoming essays, research papers, and case studies from any discipline at the University of Essex. Please head to our submission page for more information.  To celebrate the launch of the new format of the Essex Student Journal, [...]


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