JAWS: Journal of Arts Writing by Students is seeking Peer Reviewers, Advisory Board Members and an Editorial Assistant.

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Aims and Scope

JAWS is the Journal of Arts Writing by Students, serving as a platform for peer-to-peer engagement and for research currently taking place within institutions as part of MA and Ph.D. study. Originally founded at Chelsea School of Art, JAWS has been published by Intellect since 2015, and is the first academic arts journal entirely dedicated to current students’ and recent alumni’s work. It works to open new lines of discourse, showcase the best arts research through the practice of writing and publishing, and seeks to promote early career researchers across the academic community, demonstrating the ability, dedication, and professionalism of students. JAWS places great emphasis in the peer review process and relies on its network of interested researchers to deliver current and challenging reads. JAWS is keen to foster relationships with Art Schools and Colleges internationally to maintain our commitment to helping promote knowledge exchange and career prospects to our contributors. 

At JAWS, we strongly believe in research as a living pragmatic entity and in the potential for our contributors to grow through sharing their research with peers and the publishing process. Publication in the JAWS journal provides students with valuable experience of writing for an academic journal (an essential component of Ph.D. study or an academic career) as well as circulation and recognition of their research.


Peer Reviewers

The journal editors are seeking MA students, Ph.D. students, scholars and post-graduate art practitioners working in the various fields of art to act as peer reviewers for the journal. Our issues are not usually themed, and our network of peers fluctuates as does the body of students every year. We publish articles spanning the entire spectrum of arts research, so your expertise is likely to be valuable for our network. Peer review is a vital part of academic publishing, enriching the field and improving the work of writers and peer reviewers alike. We encourage reviewers from diverse backgrounds and experiences to join the peer review pool.

To sign up for future peer reviews, please contact the Principal Editor, Inês Ferreira-Norman at p.e.jawsjournal@gmail.com. Please provide a CV and a sample of your own writing.


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Advisory Board Members

The new Advisory Board members will be joining the team in expanding our reach and network of contributors, peers and contributing with their own expertise for the publishing of high-quality arts research in our journal. We are looking for individuals who can take forward the ideals of the journal, and work with the existing editors to bring a variety of experiences and perspectives to the field.

For applications or enquiries please email Inês Ferreira-Norman, Principal Editor at p.e.jawsjournal@gmail.com.

If you are interested in joining the Advisory Board, please provide a short cover email outlining your reasons for wanting to join the Journal of Arts Writing by Students. Please also attach a CV.

Deadline: 15 December 2021

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Editorial Assistant

JAWS is looking for an editorial assistant to support the administrative duties of a very small team of editors. If you are looking into gaining experience in the ins and outs of how to run an exciting peer-reviewed journal, this is a fantastic opportunity to grow within the industry and to contribute to the development of a project that has been supporting students and emerging authors for the last six years.

Please email p.e.jawsjournal@gmail.com with your CV and a short letter stating why you are interested in contributing to JAWS.

Deadline: 15 December 2021

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