International student-run journal publishing undergraduate research

Undergraduates at the University of Warwick can boost their post-education CV through ‘Reinvention: an International Journal of Undergraduate Research’.

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 The journal, which is run in conjunction with Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, publishes undergraduate researchers and is edited by students.

 It publishes two editions a year and receives about 100 submissions from students wanting their work to be featured. The six student editors meet four times a year to look at the papers and to decide which will be sent on for peer review to ensure that the high-quality standard is maintained. Feedback is given to writers whose work has not been selected.

 This gives undergraduates the chance to see how to present their work to an academic journal and how the submission process works. It also means that they can demonstrate that they have had a paper published in a journal when applying for grant funding. The student editors also learn the skills necessary to run a journal as well as other employability skills such as team work and communication.

 The journal is available on open access via Warwick’s website http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/iatl/reinvention/  

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