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Sophia magazine: submissions welcome

13 October 2009


Sophia cover, Issue 3, June 2009 ucl.ac.uk/~ucbpeal/sophia/index.html" target="_self">Sophia magazine

Sophia magazine is inviting submissions from UCL graduate students and staff for issue 4.

Sophia is a volunteer-run magazine aiming to showcase talent in research, writing and art from current UCL staff and graduate students.

By publishing academic content written for a general readership, Sophia hopes to encourage the sharing of ideas and an appreciation of the advances being made in areas of research other than the individual's own; and to act as a forum for the discussion of academic issues and current affairs.

The deadline for submissions for the next issue is 1 November 2009. Please see the website for submission guidelines and previous issues.

Sophia aims to provide content that combines academic rigour; a strong and readable narrative; and high standards of design.

Articles include:

  • literature reviews
  • journal-style articles written for a popular audience
  • opinion on current affairs
  • conference summaries and
  • academic book reviews.

Sophia provides opportunities for graduate students to begin writing about their work and for established researchers to write more creatively and for a broader audience than in a specialist journal.

The editorial team believes that providing this platform will help contributors to develop as writers, as well as giving readers an insight into the diverse spectrum of research taking place at the university.

Please note that the deadline for entries in the Craig Patterson wirting prize on 'The challenge of sustainable city living and the scale of community' has been extended to 1 November 2009.

For more details about the magazine and the competition, please use the link at the top of this notice to visit the magazine website.

Image: Cover photograph of issue 3 of Sophia, published in June 2009