St Anne’s Academic Review: For Authors
STAAR welcomes articles from all disciplines written by St Anne’s members (JCR, MCR, SCR). Its goals are to facilitate the dissemination of scholarly knowledge between St Anne’s students and to the wider public. Pieces are judged on academic quality and not on subject area.
We will consider the following articles types:
Do let us know if you have another article type you wish to be considered for publication.
If you have an idea for an article, we ask you to submit an abstract first. The Call for Abstracts is typically circulated by the Editorial Board at the end of Michaelmas Term. Please make sure to send the abstract and the other required information by the deadline; late submissions will not be accepted.Abstracts are collectively assessed by the Editorial Board and selected for inclusion in the current academic year’s issue.
If your piece is selected, you will be asked to submit the full draft. Your appointed editor will then contact you for corrections and suggestions. You should expect at least two rounds of editorial review, then we will confirm that you are happy with the text’s final shape.
Edited articles will be subject to open review, the details of which will be discussed with you by the editor of your piece. During the month of August you will have time to make alterations and the final editorial decisions will be made. Your work will appear online and in print at the start of October, in Freshers’ Week.
We do not levy charges for submission, processing, page number, colour or any other element in the publication process.
Criteria for publication
Guidelines for authors
Articles should be submitted electronically as Word documents (MS Office or open source equivalent).
Word count (including footnotes, excluding bibliography):
2,000-3,500 words for research articles, subject reviews, opinion pieces and creative writing;
1,000 words max for book/film/event reviews.
2,000 words max for Spark Reviews
Font: Palatino, 12 pt.
Paragraphs: single spaced and justified, first-line indentation of 1 inch / 1,27 cm; one line spacing between paragraphs.
Title: 16pt bold.
Headings and subheadings: 12 pt bold, separated by a line spacing from the following paragraph.
Figures are highly encouraged. Ensure:
– all text in the figure is readable;
– a figure caption is placed under the figure in the main body of text (not within a text box);
– captions are in 10pt;
– all images used comply to the CC BY licence.
Referencing and style guide
Abstract submission – 5pm on Monday week 4HT
First draft submission – 5pm on Monday week 1TT
Deadlines thereafter to be set by the editor of your piece.
Exact submission dates may vary slightly from year to year. Please refer to the deadlines specified in the Call for Papers and subsequent Editor’s communications.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to Contact Us.