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RoundTable is a peer-reviewed journal which actively promotes original and imaginative work by postgraduates and early career researchers within the fields of Creative Writing, Children's Literature, and English Literature. RoundTable has a life beyond its pages and is invested in fostering a postgraduate community curious about research and practice beyond discipline boundaries.
For each issue, we release a call for papers around a specific theme. We welcome submissions from postgraduate students and early career researchers at the University of Roehampton and at other UK and international higher education institutions. We are interested in academic articles and creative pieces within the fields of English Literature, Children's Literature, and Creative Writing.
To submit, please read our current call for papers to find out what we are looking for. Please also consider the information on the submission process provided below, our style guide, and our editorial policies. If you have queries that are not answered in these, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
To submit academic articles, please send an email with the title “Academic Submission for [please add the theme of the issue you are submitting for here]” to email@example.com by the deadline specified in the call for papers.
In this email, please include a word document with:
Once you have submitted your abstract, we will confirm that we have received your email. We will let you know whether your submission has been accepted for publication within a month. For more information on the subsequent process look at our editorial policies here and for the submission of the full article, please follow our house style.
To submit creative pieces, please send an email with the title “Creative Submission for [add theme of relevant journal issue]” to firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline specified in the call for papers.
In this email, please include the following:
Once you have submitted your work, we will confirm that we have received your emaill. We will let you know whether your submission has been accepted for publication within a month. For more information on the process look at our editorial policies here.
In making any contribution (including text, images, video, and audio) to RoundTable, you will need to confirm that you either own the copyright of any material used or have the signed written permission (not email) of the rights holders for the publication of any third party materials or have proof that it is freely available for anyone to use, for example under a creative commons license. You will be personally liable for any such breaches of copyright and any consequent actions.
You can find our copyright policy below.
Please send your submission to email@example.com
To ensure readability by the editorial board, all submissions should be sent in a word-processed format (ideally .doc or .docx) double-spaced and in a size 12 font. Make sure your name is displayed clearly on each page. When the paper is published to the web it will be reformatted, so other formatting or design choices are not likely to be retained. If you wish to include any images with your paper, send these as separate files (.gif or .jpg is preferable).
For references and bibliography, please use the MLA style. Further details can be found here: https://style.mla.org/
As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
RoundTable is licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Material must be original and previously unpublished. All authors retain copyright of work submitted to RoundTable. However, as part of the contributor agreement we ask that authors inform the Editorial Board if they wish to publish articles submitted to RoundTable within another journal or academic publication. In general we ask that authors refrain from publishing work originally published in RoundTable elsewhere for 12 months following publication in an issue of RoundTable.
Contributors are free to publish draft copies of the article on personal academic sites such as academic.edu or ORCID. We require each contributor to be registered with ORCID. It is free to register for this service, and is commonly required by academic institutions and journals. Full details, and registration can be found here: http://orcid.org/. The ORCID website provides the following overview of the database: “ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognized.”