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Open Access Week 2022

Posted by Aisyah Shamshun on 2022-10-10

This year, the theme for the Open Access Week 2022 which will take place from October 24th to 30th is “Open for Climate Justice”.  Open Access Week pageWhat is Open Access?  The term "open access" refers to the availability of research papers for free and without restrictions. As such, anyone can read open access articles articles online, without having to pay any [...]

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Introducing the new student editor!

Posted by Aisyah Shamshun on 2022-10-06

Hi there, my name is Aisyah Shamshun and I am the new Essex Student Journal Editor for 2022/2023. I am very pleased and excited to be part of the student journal team to learn, experience, and contribute in many different areas of publication such as open access and peer-review.    A little bit about myself. I am a second-year Ph.D. student in Psychology. My research topic is [...]

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Making research accessible to all!

Posted by Dafni Kalatzi Pantera on 2022-09-14

One of my main tasks throughout this year was the digitalization of the ESTRO’s archive. The ESTRO journal was rebranded in 2020 and it was named Essex Student Journal. Although the ESJ is an online multi-disciplinary journal, ESTRO did not have an online presence; hence many published papers did not have a doi (digital object identifier) and there were not easily accessible to the [...]

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Diamond Open Access – YERUN Event!

Posted by Dafni Kalatzi Pantera on 2022-06-30

A couple of weeks ago I attended the Diamond Open Access Event organized by YERUN as part of the Essex Student Journal team. The event was dedicated to the benefits of diamond open access(OA) techniques (as the title mentions).  For those of you who wonder what YERUN is, I’ll make things a bit clearer by explaining what the acronym means. YERUN stands for Young European Research [...]

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Open Research Week!

Posted by Dafni Kalatzi Pantera on 2022-04-27

The Essex Student Journal was part of the Open Research Week 2022 which was organized by the University of Liverpool, Edge Hill University, and Liverpool John Moores University. There were eight events over four days, covering many aspects of Open Research, including open journals. If you want to have a look on the webpage of the event, and get more information about it, you can visit this [...]

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Celebrating International Women’s Day!

Posted by Dafni Kalatzi Pantera on 2022-03-08

International Women’s Day is a day to commemorate the cultural, political, and socioeconomic achievements of women. It is also a focal point in the women’s rights movement, bringing attention to issues such as gender equality, reproductive rights, and violence and abuse against women. The earliest reported Women’s Day observance, called “National Woman’s Day” was held on February 1909 in [...]

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Two ways to make your work visible to a wider audience!

Posted by Dafni Kalatzi Pantera on 2022-02-09

Google Scholar: It is one of the most famous online outlets that researchers use for finding journal articles. It is a widely used, free academic search engine, that is easily accessible and includes the largest number of publications of any academic database. Hence, inclusion in Google Scholar can help expand the discoverability, reach, and consequently, the impact of the articles you [...]

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Papers Available to All!

Posted by Dafni Kalatzi Pantera on 2021-12-14

In an effort to increase the number of articles available online, the Essex Student Journal has started editing old volumes of the former ESTRO Journal. ESTRO, which stood for Essex Student Research Online, was the previous name for the Essex Student Journal before we relaunched in 2020 on our new publishing platform. We are currently working on papers that were published in ESTRO by adding them [...]

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5 Reasons to Submit your Paper to the Essex Student Journal!

Posted by Dafni Kalatzi Pantera on 2021-11-12

     1. Strengthen your CV Publishing a paper can provide a level of professionalisation to your résumé. Your CV will be your first contact with prospective employers, and you need to give a good first impression. Having your work published on the Essex Student Journal boosts your CV, by highlighting the experiences and skills you [...]

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We're looking for peer reviewers!

Posted by Dafni Kalatzi Pantera on 2021-10-26

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 worry [...]

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Why Does Black History Month Matter?

Posted by Dafni Kalatzi Pantera on 2021-10-19

In 1926, Carter G. Woodson, the “Father of Black History”, sent out a press release to mark the first Black History Week in the US. After 1970 the event was expanded, and since 1976 every US president has officially designated February as Black History Month in the US. This particular month was chosen on purpose because it coincides with the births of former President Abraham Lincoln and [...]

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Meet the new editor!

Posted by Dafni Kalatzi Pantera on 2021-10-04

Hello! My name is Dafni Kalatzi-Pantera and I am the new Student Journal Editor. I am a second year PhD student in the Department of Government, and I am particularly interested in environmental politics, public opinion, and political behaviour. I also hold a Bachelor of Political Science and History and a Master’s degree in International Management. Except from my love for research, I like [...]

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Top 5 tips for submitting your paper

Posted by Hannah Crago 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 [...]

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International Women's Day

Posted by 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 [...]

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Call to the Arts!

Posted by 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 [...]

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