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

Call for papers

Issue 26 (June 2018) – (Re)Creation
Submissions and enquiries should be sent to
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 12 January 2018

Postgraduate students are invited to submit an article for possible inclusion in the eSharp journal on the theme of ‘(Re)creation’.


Our development as a species is a constant process of creation and recreation. Frequently, we turn to metaphors in order to present our past,  as well as to envision what the future could be. This has been particularly evident in recent technological, social, political, economic, and scientific discourses. These metaphors can be manipulated and presented as truth, in the conflation of expertise and opinion. With human past, present, and future in mind, as an extension of ‘creation’ and ‘recreation’ we welcome articles which focus on themes of birth and rebirth, development and transformation, origins and endings.

We particularly encourage contributors to take an interdisciplinary approach to their topic. This involves a method of cutting across fields of research, mediums and genres. Ideas for topics might include, but are not limited to:

  • Ancient myths and contemporary adaptations
  • Theological and evolutionary narratives
  • Truth/Post-truth
  • Postmodern approaches to cultural texts
  • The consolidation and transformation of national identities
  • Epistemological shifts and terminations
  • Redefinitions and adaptations of genres/disciplines


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 Wednesday 31st 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 here

Deadline for Abstracts: Friday 12 January 2018

Deadline for Full Paper: Wednesday 28 February 2018