What Is Kaleidoscope?
Kaleidoscope is an interdisciplinary, online, open-access, peer-reviewed journal edited by postgraduates at Durham University. The journal is intended to benefit all postgraduate students in the United Kingdom and Internationally. Developed under the auspices of the Institute of Advanced Study, Kaleidoscope is designed to foster communication between postgraduates in different disciplines, to promote excellence in interdisciplinary research, and to raise the profile of the IAS within the postgraduate community. Each volume reflects the annual theme of the IAS, and is intended to reflect the latest trends in research across disciplines.
Who Can Write for Kaleidoscope?
Kaleidoscope welcomes papers from postgraduate students (Masters, PhD or equivalent) both in the United Kingdom and internationally, and we also accept submissions from postdoctoral academics. All papers must be written in the English language.
What Can I Write for Kaleidoscope?
Each volume of Kaleidoscope reflects the broad annual theme of the Institute of Advanced Study; the Call for Papers gives more details about this. We encourage submissions upon the nature of interdisciplinary work, though we allow discipline-specific papers, provided they are accessible to those from fields other than the author’s own. There is a section devoted to book reviews.
For more information on submitting to the journal, please see our Submission Guidelines page.
Why Should I Publish in Kaleidoscope?
A central aim of the Institute of Advanced Study is to catalyse "frontier knowledge" generated through research across the disciplines. The Kaleidoscope journal fosters papers of a high quality, but which nevertheless reflect the leading edge of research, and papers which welcome feedback from, and engagement with, the postgraduate and wider academic community. With this in mind, here are five reasons why the Kaleidoscope journal is a positive place to publish your work:
- Kaleidoscope is a partner publication to Insights, which publishes new ideas from world class scholars who hold Fellowships at the Durham Institute of Advanced Study. Kaleidoscope may, on occasion, also feature an interview with a current IAS Fellow. As as result, this ensures greater prestige is attached to the journal, and hence increased visibility for your article.
- By following the IAS theme, each volume of the journal reflects the trends of cutting-edge, international research as conducted at the IAS.
- Kaleidoscope works with a professional academic publisher, Gylphi, to ensure that the journal is typeset to a high standard. This also gives authors an insight into the full process of publication, from peer review to copy editing through to checking typeset proofs.
- By being affiliated to Durham University (though editorially independent), the journal ranks highly in internet search engines.
- Through our comprehensive peer-review process you will receive feedback on your work from the postgraduate community,
Can I Publish My Article Elsewhere?
We recognise that articles will often derive from doctoral work, and that scholars will often seek to republish material in monographs or edited collections at a later date. If you publish in Kaleidoscope, the Author's Copyright Agreement that you must sign ensures that you will be free to publish material elsewhere, subject to our legal framework.
You may not submit an article to Kaleidoscope whilst it is under consideration by another journal.
Who Edits Kaleidoscope?
Kaleidoscope is edited and maintained by an editorial board, working under the auspices of Durham's Institute of Advanced Study. It is overseen by an advisory board of academics. Members of the postgraduate group act as managing editors for submissions, and call on a wider group of postgraduates to peer-review work.