Submissions are encouraged from postgraduate students and post-doctoral scholars (Masters, PhD or equivalent) from the Arts and Humanities and the Natural and Social Sciences, at any institution from the UK or internationally. Kaleidoscope is intended to represent the diverse range of postgraduate and early-career scholar research activity. As a result, the editors welcome submissions in a variety of formats, including:
- Full length articles (7000 to 10 000 words)
- Short and accessible articles describing recent work in your discipline (1000 words)
- Review essays (4000 words)
- Book reviews (1000 words)
- Interviews with contemporary academics or authors
- Discussions of contemporary issues relevant to the development of interdisciplinary studies and methodologies
Submissions with an interdisciplinary prospect are encouraged. However we allow discipline-specific papers, provided they are accessible to those from fields other than the author's own. Kaleidoscope is affiliated to Durham University's Institute of Advanced Study. The Institute chooses a new theme for each year to act as a platform and direction for work, and submissions are particularly encouraged relating to the theme.
If you have an idea for a submission and are not sure it fits with the journal's theme and format, or if you want to review a recent book pertinent to the theme, please contact the the editors (email@example.com) to discuss your intentions.
Submission and Style Instructions
Please use the following checklist to ensure that your work meets with our editorial requirements before initial submission:
- Submissions must be accompanied by a short abstract
- All direct and indirect references to the author in the manuscript should be removed
- Citation and formatting follows that of the The Chicago Manual of Style (15th Edition)
- All submissions must be accompanied by a hand-signed Author's Copyright Agreement
- Manuscripts should be sent as email attachments in MS Word 97-2003 format (.doc) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
With the exception of book reviews, all submissions deemed by the editorial board to be in keeping with the current theme, standard and ethos of the journal will be forwarded to peer-reviewers. These submissions will be blind peer-reviewed by two research postgraduates; if your work is interdisciplinary, these may be drawn from different disciplines. By using postgraduate peer-reviewers, feedback on manuscripts is rapid, and advice is tailored with respect to the requirements and forms of postgraduate work. For more information on the process, see our Reviewing and Editing Guidelines.
Legal and Copyright
Before your article can be considered for publication, you must agree an Author's Copyright Agreement. You may not submit an article to Kaleidoscope whilst it is under consideration by another journal.