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Our first Creative Writing publications!

Posted by Thomas William O'Toole-Mills on 2024-03-07

We are pleased to announce the publication of our first creative writing publications since launching our pilot scheme last term!The Place of the Setting Sun, a short story by Moonie Ammar, and Letter to Myself, a poem by Nasima Rahman, are great examples of our students' creative expression. The Place of the Setting Sun is a story inspired by Middle Eastern mythology, and follows an elder [...]

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Announcing the first Essex Student Journal Conference!

Posted by Thomas William O'Toole-Mills on 2024-02-15

We're pleased to announce the first ever Essex Student Journal Conference!This is an opportunity for the whole ESJ community to come together and celebrate the talents of our authors, reviewers, and editors.Our current editor, Kimia, and Frontrunner, Luke, have shared their thoughts and the experiences of our author presenters in our announcement blog. Give it a read to find out more and book [...]

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What’s on with the Essex Student Journal in 2024

Posted by Tom O'Toole-Mills & Kimia Aghasoleimani on 2024-01-29

Intro to the ESJ Looking to get your work published? Want to boost your writing or reviewing skills? Find out more in this blog post introducing the Essex Student Journal, sharing what we got up to last term, and inviting you to the first Essex Student Journal Conference! The Essex Student Journal (ESJ) is an open access journal that gives Undergraduate and Masters students here at [...]

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We’re launching a creative writing pilot!

Posted by Hannah Crago on 2023-11-02

Starting from November 2023, we’re launching a creative writing pilot for the Essex Student Journal!Until now at the Essex Student Journal, we’ve been publishing our students’ fantastic essays, case studies, academic blog posts, and research articles. However, we want to expand the breadth of our publications by inviting submissions of creative writing to go alongside our non-fiction [...]

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Introducing the new editor - Kimia Aghasoleimani

Posted by Thomas William O'Toole-Mills on 2023-10-17

Hi everyone! My name is Kimia, and I am the new Student Journal Editor for the 2023/24 academic year. I am a PhD student at the School of Life Sciences and have been researching protein-based therapies for neurodegenerative diseases. I also have a passion for writing and being involved in publication processes, so I have now joined the Essex Student Journal (ESJ) to support fellow students [...]

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Essex Student Journal Special Issue on “Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion”

Posted by Aisyah Shamshun on 2022-12-19

Theme: Equality, Diversity, and InclusionThis academic year, the Essex Student Journal is launching a special issue on Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) alongside our general multi-disciplinary volume. To date, we have published more than 100 articles from Essex students across different departments around various topics such as civilisation, racism, gender gap, stereotypes, and social [...]

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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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