Intersections: Postgraduate Journal for Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences


About Intersections

Intersections, a postgraduate journal for multidisciplinary exchange of research and practice at Ulster University.

The journal is an annual meeting place that is aimed primarily at the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

It offers current PhD and MA candidates, and early career researchers an opportunity to share reviews, processes and emerging theories.

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Call for Submissions

Enduring, persevering, persisting, tolerating.

In a time of global hardships and anxieties, we are currently having to continue to survive, whether physical or mentally, in these uneasy and/or unsettling times.

An Invitation from the Editorial Team

In its third year of publication, Intersections is in the unique position to showcase how PhD Researchers and MA students at Ulster University have endured the challenges ushered in with the advent of 2020.

Not only are we in the midst of a global pandemic, but we are also mired in uncertainty surrounding Brexit, all while during a time of global political change. We are in unprecedented times and the Intersections Editorial Team is inviting you to share how your research addresses or investigates the theme of endurance.

Submissions are invited to address the following key areas that are important to explore within this context, including but not limited to:

  • Endurance and hardships in relation to the writers, artists, scholars, etc. within your discipline
  • Endurance and its presence in theoretical and empirical research practice
  • Theoretical discussions on the concept of “endurance” in relation to research within social science, humanities, and/or the arts
  • Effective methods of endurance, such as escapism, and their role within your discipline or research
  • The role and place of endurance in the analysis and/or dissemination of research

Who may submit?

In line with the Journal’s namesake, Intersections encourages the multidisciplinary exchange of research and practice at Ulster University.

It is an annual meeting place for - primarily - the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences to share reviews, processes and theories emerging from current PhD and MA candidates and early career Researchers.

We also encourage appropriate cross-disciplinary responses (the format for which is outlined below) from other faculties which align with the Journal’s ethos.


Call for Peer Reviewers

We are also currently seeking Peer Reviewers with an academic background affiliated with Ulster University.

The scope covers practice-based, theoretical, literature, creative writing and historical research across the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Peer Reviewers will be responsible for independently reading, scoring and providing timely, professional commentary via an anonymous review process.

To be considered as a Peer Reviewer, please send a biographical supporting statement (maximum 300 words) to intersections@ulster.ac.uk.

Peer Reviewer Requirements

  • Availability: Reviewers will be requested to participate in an orientation meeting, and to allow time to reading, scoring and developing comments. Reviews will take place between May - July 2021.
  • Tools: Each Reviewer must have access to the Internet, a computer, and have the ability to interact within the online environment (i.e. Zoom).
  • Quality of Review: Each Reviewer must complete a detailed, objective, constructive, and timely Reviewer Report for a shared number of assigned applications. Supporting material and training will be provided.

What to submit

Contributions may locate ideas of endurance in theoretical, practical and historical contexts.

We invite them in a range of forms, including (but not limited to):

  • Original research articles of up to 2,000 words
  • Literature reviews of up to 2,000 words
  • Original creative pieces (visual or literary)
  • Critiques (book, conference, exhibition, etc.) of 500-1,000 words
  • Peer reviewers will be recruited from the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and all contributions, including those from other faculties, will be reviewed through that lens.

How to submit

Original articles, as well as presentations from conferences, seminars, symposiums, exhibitions, etc. are welcome, provided the work has not been previously published.  All submissions will undergo a blind peer review process.

Papers should be formatted as a Word document using the template supplied, but do not include any information which would allow you to be identified as the author.

A second document containing your name, contact details, the title of your paper, a 200-word abstract, Supervisor names and contact details, school, faculty, and your total word count should be attached separately.

Images should be jpeg format at 300dpi, and no larger than 120x140mm. Digital content may be linked via a university repository, such as PURE or ORCID.

All work should conform to Ulster University’s Harvard referencing guidelines

Please email your submissions to: intersections@ulster.ac.uk before 5pm on 5 April 2021.