Interested in running the whole journal? Join our team of editors to manage the publication and help us make all the big decisions!

Want to help us to ensure the journal’s high standards? Join the peer review team as an expert in your field. 

Interested in honing your copy editing skills? Want to be involved in the fine details? Join the copy editing team today!

Who are we?

Spark is the University of Stirling’s interdisciplinary, online journal of postgraduate research. We review and publish research from across all academic disciplines, and our issue topics are aimed at encouraging the integration of disciplines, theoretical practices, and data gathering. We are focused on encouraging and publishing high-quality postgraduate articles and book reviews, which can also help with students’ own research skills and the development of an academic presence within their field of study. Our articles are double-blind reviewed, and our peer reviewers offer in-depth feedback, aimed at providing authors an experience of the submission process that is essential to academic life. The journal also offers a number of training events on peer-reviewing, copy-editing, and journal software management to encourage postgraduates to get involved with the running of Spark and enhance their CV.

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