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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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Top 5 tips for submitting your paper

Hannah Pyman on 2021-03-25

IntroductionSince we put out our first call for papers on our newly launched publishing platform, we’ve seen a great range of content being submitted. We want to keep this going, so we’re sharing some top tips for when you’re preparing to submit to the Essex Student Journal.  Tip 1: Read the submission guidelinesOur submissions guidelines page has a whole range of information to help [...]

International Women's Day

Sara Sheriff on 2021-03-06

What is International Women’s Day?International Women’s Day (IWD) is a key day to commemorate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of all women. It is a global event and is celebrated on March 8th. Each year, different countries and organizations use distinct themes to celebrate IWD; one theme for this year  is #ChooseToChallenge. Click here to find out [...]

Call to the Arts!

Sara Sheriff on 2021-02-10

We have exciting news! The Essex Student Journal, in collaboration with Diego Chocano, the Assistant Curator at Essex Collection of Art from Latin America, is currently welcoming submissions that engage with the arts. The journal aims to promote critical exploration, dialogue, and new perspectives on works of art. Articles written about themes or artworks in the University’s art collections are [...]

Meet the editor!

Sara Sheriff on 2021-01-20

Hello! My name is Sara Sheriff, and I am the new Student Journal Editor. I hold a Bachelor of Laws in Law and Human Rights and I am currently completing a Master's degree in Human Rights and Cultural Diversity. Both of my degrees are from the University of Essex. I am particularly interested in culture, religion, and psychosocial perspectives on human rights. I also really like cats.As I have [...]

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 [...]

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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