eBU: call for papers and author guidelines

I am delighted to announce that, although not quite live, eBU is now open for business and we are happy to announce a call for papers.

The online journal is split into two parts, a secure internal part where authors can receive peer reviews and feedback to shape their work, either for publication as part of eBU or elsewhere, and an external part for those who wish to publish formally via this route.  The journal is organized around the eight societal BU research themes and a wide range of outputs are welcomed.

Submissions will be open to immediate publication (in a safe internal environment) and open peer review by two appropriate BU academics (for a student submission, one review will normally come from supervisor or relevant academic).  Authors will be encouraged to act upon these reviews by either reworking papers for submission to an external journal or by opting for publication on the external eBU site.

For BU academics this is a great opportunity to get critical appraisal on your early or formative research ideas from colleagues.  For academics it also an opportunity to encourage the submission of high quality student output and possibly to facilitate the co-creation and co-production of publishable material to an external journal or to publish externally with eBU.  For students, this is a fantastic opportunity to turn high quality essays or dissertations into scholarly outputs, which will be attractive to employers across all sectors and industries.

A copy of the author guidelines are attached, and details of drop-in Q&A sessions to be held in each school will be circulated shortly. Please follow the attached eBU guidelines and send submissions* (and any expressions of interest or questions) to eBU@bournemouth.ac.uk or feel free to contact Andrew Harding on 63025.

*Please note that when eBU is live, authors will submit papers by uploading them to the eBU website – only submissions before the live date should be submitted by email.