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03 October 2018

STAAR 8-2018 is here!


St Anne’s Academic Review Issue 8 – 2018 is now available in print and online. Check out our Publications, flip through physical copies in the college library and in the MCR, JCR and SCR common room, or contact us to request your own!



11 July 2018

STAAR 8-2018 is Open for Reviews

Articles submitted for inclusion in STAAR 8 – 2018 are now available in pre-print for open peer review. Take a look at our Publications and send us your scholarly review. If you do not qualify as a reviewer, you are still welcome to leave a comment at the bottom of the page to help our authors perfect their work.


25 June 2018

Thank You


A heartfelt THANK YOU to all the contributors who donated to our our crowdfunding campaign @ReachfortheSTAAR. Thanks to your generosity we raised £1,105, which we will invest wisely in order to make our STAAR rise higher and higher! A list of our main supporters is available on our About page. Thanks from the editors, the MCR and the St Anne’s community at large to anyone who invested anything they could in making our project a reality.


21 May 2018


Our crowdfunding campaign @ReachfortheSTAAR is now LIVE!


We are raising £3,000 to ensure STAAR can continue and grow as a publication. By supporting STAAR you will strengthen a student-run activity, support a unique training opportunity, and encourage an interdisciplinary journal available to everyone.


Why support us?


You will help us to develop STAAR as a self-sustaining project, without burdening the MCR or College budget. Over the last year we have already started to transform STAAR into a more accessible and professional journal, through developing our website, uploading all past issues of STAAR to our new website, printing copies for all graduate freshers and listing it on the University library catalogue.


As next steps, we would like to:
– index each article in STAAR online
– print copies for everyone who wants one in college
– contribute towards the purchase of books and film/theatre tickets for review articles.


Your support will help us continue to benefit the wider college community by providing to our graduate students a rare opportunity to get hands-on training in academic publishing, and to all contributors a more professional and visible platform to share their research and learn the ways of academic publishing.


The campaign will run until the 20 June 2018. Learn more at
Help our STAAR to rise!


23 April 2018

Thanks to everyone who sent in their full drafts. You will shortly be contacted by a member of the editorial board to edit your piece.


Please expect two rounds of editorial work. You are welcome to send your finished piece as soon as you are happy to make it available for open review, and in any case no later than the 23 June 2018 (end of week 9).


6 February 2018

The Call for Abstract for STAAR 8 – 2018 is now closed. Thanks to everyone who submitted! You will shortly be notified of the outcome.


Full drafts of the selected pieces are due by 5pm on the 22nd of April 2018 (Monday week 1 TT).


27 November 2017
The Call for Abstracts for inclusion in St Anne’s Academic Review (STAAR) 2018 is now open! Submissions are open to all college members, whether in the MCR, JCR or SCR.


If you are interested in submitting a piece, please write a 250-word abstract summarising its content. We will consider all article types included in Our Scope.


This year’s issue will feature a special section under the theme of ‘New Horizons’. We will be accepting pieces for both the themed and unthemed section; please specify in your application for which section you wish your article to be considered.


How to submit


Please include in your application:
1. piece’s title
2. 250-word abstract
3. article type
4. a brief outline of your background in this area (for subject review articles)
5. indication of whether you wish to be considered for the themed section ’New Horizons’.


Email your application to by 5pm on the 5th of February 2018.


We will notify successful authors by the 19th of February, and you will have until the 22nd of April (start of Trinity term) to write your first draft. Your article will then go through the editorial review process and our editors will make their final decisions on your piece in April.


For any questions, please get in touch with Alex or Contact Us.