eSharp is an international online journal for postgraduate research in the arts, humanities, social sciences and education. Based at the University of Glasgow and run entirely by graduate students, it aims to provide a critical but supportive entry into the realm of academic publishing for emerging academics, including postgraduates and recent postdoctoral students.

One of our aims is to encourage the publication of high quality postgraduate research; therefore all submitted articles are anonymously double-blind peer reviewed as part of the acceptance and feedback process. This rigorous and constructive process is designed to enhance the worth of postgraduate and postdoctoral work. eSharp also engages in training postgraduate students in the various tasks that running an academic journal requires. Enhancing both employability and the graduate experience is a key aspect of its aims and objectives.

We are always looking for enthusiastic postgraduate students to join our team. If you are interested becoming involved with eSharp or The Kelvingrove Review then please contact us at

Current Issue

Current Issue

Issue 25 - ‘Rise and Fall’

In a year noted for loss, conflict, antagonism and resistance, the theme for the twenty-fifth issue of eSharp is ‘Rise and Fall’. We invite applicants to explore themes around rising above, an arising, falling behind, falling under and positions of stasis amidst surges and declines. Subjects for papers might consider the following: the rise and/or fall of an idea, figure, narrative or structure; the rise and/or fall of right and/or left wing politics; the rise of extremism; the rise of barriers (physical, technological, linguistic or otherwise); the fall of ideologies, states, cities or social models; the destruction of cultural heritage; artistic arisings; or the poetics of rise and fall.

Topics may include, but need not be limited to:

  •  Grassroots activism
  •  Empire history
  •  Oppression/resistance
  •  Feminism
  •  Welfare system/human rights
  •  Climate change/ecology
  •  Subaltern voices
  •  Political, religious and intellectual movements
  •  Decadence
  •  Antagonism/dissidence
  •  Apocalypse/utopia narratives


All articles should adhere to the word limit (4,000-6,000 words) and be submitted with a bibliography listing all works cited (not works consulted). These should be made in Word document or RTF format. In addition, please include a 250-300 word abstract of your argument, and a list of 3-5 keywords to indicate the subject area of your article. You should include a short sentence detailing your year of study and research interests. Successful candidates will be notified by Monday 23 January, and may be asked to make the relevant editorial changes in order to qualify for publication within a specific time-frame.

A full list of guidelines and our style sheet is available at

Deadline for Abstracts: Monday 09 January 2017

Deadline for Full Paper: Monday 27 February 2017

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