Under Construction @ Keele

An interdisciplinary postgraduate journal for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Science at Keele University. It is a platform for postgraduate students, at any stage of their research, to showcase their work through a peer-reviewed process and format. The journal is bi-annual. We welcome submissions from students from all disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.

Under Construction @ Keele  was created in order to provide a space that is designed for postgraduate students to disseminate their research that can be accessed both internally and externally to the university. We also want to facilitate a network between students across different, as well as neighbouring disciplines, promoting Keele’s positive interdisciplinary approach to research.  

As the title of the journal suggests, we want to encourage submissions of work that range from early development of ideas through to students in the final stages of their research. Under Construction @ Keele also aims to provide a platform that can offer students who have not published their work, an insight into the formal procedures and the different requirements and timescales that can be involved in this. Ultimately, we want the journal to reflect the high level of academic research that is taking place here at Keele.

Under Construction @ Keele is calling for submissions from Keele postgraduate students in any discipline across the humanities and social sciences. We are looking to publish articles of 3,000 words in length by PhD and Masters students. We encourage submissions from postgraduates at any stage of their research and hope to reflect the interdisciplinary approach and high standard of academic study that Keele promotes and maintains.

We want to showcase postgraduate research from across a broad range of disciplines, bringing together the wide variety of approaches and subject areas. We encourage articles that focus on and discuss individual research, the development of ideas and approaches, as well as articles that respond to certain theoretical and/or conceptual questions. We also welcome material that is perhaps not a product of your research but that offers a discussion or critical analysis of certain ideas or theoretical standpoints, reviews of published work, and/or broader critical reflections on the postgraduate experience.

Listed below is the necessary information regarding the submission of academic work to this journal. Please refer to the information provided before making a submission.

Under Construction @ Keele also has a supporting blog: https://underconstructionkeele.wordpress.com.

If you have any queries or you have content that you would like to feature on the blog then please direct these to the following email address: underconstruction@keele.ac.uk

The journal was created for students, by students. The editorial team behind Under Construction @ Keele is comprised of current postgraduates from a range of different disciplines across the humanities and social sciences:

Co-editor in Chief: Cathy Clarke
Co-editor in Chief: Rebecca Dawson
Comms Officer/Editor: Emily Lawton
Social Media Officer/Peer Reviewer: Ali Sharman
Finance Officer/Peer Reviewer/Editor: Jo Yates
Designer/Editor: Shiyuan Yang
Editor/Peer Reviewer: Chiadikaobi Ihuoma
Editor: Karen Willis
Peer Reviewer: Carina Williams
Peer Reviewer: Jackie Kamusiime
Peer Reviewer: Joe Kelly
Peer Reviewer: Hannah Smith
Peer Reviewer:  Stephen Meachem
Peer Reviewer: Steve Rooney

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