Call for Reviewers – The Sheffield Student Journal for Sociology (SSJS)

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Become a peer reviewer for The Sheffield Student Journal of Sociology

Applications welcome from doctoral researchers and MA Social Research students from the 7 WRDTP partner universities.

This is a call for students to join our growing cohort of peer reviewers at The Sheffield Student Journal for Sociology (SSJS). We primarily accept PhD students, however we will consider applications from undergraduate or masters students with equivalent research experience. Though we are a sociology journal, we publish interdisciplinary papers and as such accept peer reviewers from other related disciplines.

Information and guidance on peer reviewing with SSJS is available here. Please read this prior to applying. We will provide guidance on how to peer review, no previous experience is necessary. To apply please send us a short application (on a word document) comprising of your:

  • Name
  • Institution
  • Level of study
  • Year of graduation
  • A paragraph setting out any relevant experience (max 300 words)
  • A paragraph setting out your research area and expertise. Please include subject area and methodology. (max 300 words)
  • 5 – 10 keywords related to your subject area, methodology and expertise.

SSJS is published annually, you’ll be given no more than 1 or 2 papers a year. Our third edition ‘Social Inequalities’ is being published in Autumn 2019, and the review periods will be February – March 2019 and May – June 2019. Please read our ‘Guidance for Reviewers’ available here on when peer reviewing takes place, and how peer reviewers are matched to a paper.

SSJS is an academic, peer-reviewed student journal. We publish student led research which contributes to theory and knowledge within sociological studies. Our aim is to showcase contributions to research from across the student body and to give students the opportunity to publish and disseminate their work. We welcome papers from students of all levels, and whilst we are based within sociology we also welcome submissions from other disciplines. You can read Edition 2 ‘Communities’ here.