Call for Papers

Call for Papers

The editors of Esharp invite expressions of interest from postgraduate students and post-doctoral researchers within the first year of gaining their PhD to become peer reviewers for the upcoming issue on the theme of ‘(Re)Creation’.

What is eSharp?

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 postgraduate 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. As part of this process, we offer authors the opportunity to be blind-reviewed by two of their peers.

Why should you be a peer reviewer?

Peer reviewing is a crucial part of the academic publishing process and an important task which will be expected from everyone at some point during a career in academia. Reviewing for eSharp is an excellent way to gain the skills necessary to complete an academic review. It is also an excellent addition to your cv if you are considering a job outside of academia, such as within the publishing industry. All peer reviewers will be invited to our launch event in June 2018 where you will not only receive a goody bag to thank you for your contribution to the journal, but where you can win a hard copy of the issue you helped make a reality.

Why is peer reviewing so important?

All submissions to eSharp are subject to a thorough peer review process, both to ensure the quality of the publication and to help students develop their research and writing skills. Acceptance of all submissions to eSharp is conditional upon the comments of our reviewers, and each submission is subject to multiple reviews to ensure this peer review element is as robust as possible. Peer reviewing is crucial to the success of eSharp - without our peer reviewers, continuing to publish issues which showcase only the best in postgraduate research would be impossible.

Who can be a peer reviewer?

Any postgraduate student in the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences or Education as well as post-doctoral researchers within the first year of gaining their PhD are welcome to review for eSharp. For this issue we are especially in need of peer reviewers with expertise in the fields of theology, philosophy, ethnography, anthropology, theatre studies, art history, sound art, theatre studies, and literary theory and criticism.


For the 26th issue of eSharp we invited papers on the topic 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, we welcomed articles focusing on themes of birth and rebirth, development and transformation, origins and endings. Suggested topics included:

  • 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

We particularly encouraged our contributors to take an interdisciplinary approach to their papers.

What should you do next?

All those interested should email us with a short introduction detailing their research area and interests. Peer reviewers should be prepared to provide informed, supportive criticism, to ensure that eSharp publishes only excellent research and that authors benefit from this experience. Once a paper has been allocated to you, you will be expected to review it within a specified timeframe (usually 2 or 3 weeks), adhering to our guidelines for peer reviewers.

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

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We will allocate papers from Wednesday 28th of February 2018.

Kind Regards,

The Editors