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Submission and Review Process

  1. Check the eligibility criteria for submissions to the Journal:

    • Manuscripts must be of excellent quality.
    • Manuscripts must contain novel research findings or critical appraisal.
    • The manuscript must describe work carried out while the author was an undergraduate or taught masters student.
    • The author must be able to obtain authorization for submission from their project supervisor or senior academic member of staff.
    • More information about the Journal's policies can be found in our Instructions for Authors.

  2. Format the manuscript according to our style guide, based on the type of manuscript being submitted (research article or review).

  3. Obtain authorisation for submission from the project supervisor or a senior academic member of staff.

  4. Submit the manuscript and supporting documents to the Journal.

  5. The manuscript will be reviewed by the Editor-in-Chief who will decide whether to accept the manuscript for review. If accepted, the manuscript will be assigned to an Editor who will obtain reviews from two subject experts.

  6. The author will be contacted by the Editorial Office within 6-10 weeks of submission with a decision. The decision will be one of the following:

    • Accept in current form.
    • Accept with minor revisions.
    • Accept with major revisions.
    • Reject, but encourage resubmission of new manuscript.
    • Reject.

  7. The author will receive detailed feedback on the manuscript from the editors and reviewers.

  8. If necessary, revisions will be made to the manuscript. Manuscripts accepted for publication will be published online as soon as possible.
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