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Call for Submissions

The editors of UCL’s magazine for academic journalism, Sophia, are now inviting submissions for publication in Issue 6.

Contributions from postgraduates or staff in any faculty are welcome.  We will accept articles between 200 and 2500 words, or research images with approximately 150 words to accompany. Please do not order essay sample somewhere on the Internet, they are easily recognized. Please see for more details on article formats, style guidelines and submission.

Please email the appropriate section editor if you wish to submit an article. Team details:

Life Sciences Section Editor: Maria Botcharova, m.botcharova [ at ]
Maths and Physical Sciences Section Editor: Claire Skipper, claire.skipper.09 [ at ]
Arts and Humanities Section Editor: Gail Zuckerwise, gail.zuckerwise.10 [ at ]
Social and Historical Science Section Editor: Vacant (please contact Editor-in-chief, Chris Webb)

Funding and Promoting: Zena Hadjivasiliou, zena.hadjivasiliou.09 [ at ]

Design and Website: Brent Pilkey, brent.pilkey.09 [ at ]
Editor-in-chief: Chris Webb, editor [ at ]

Issue 5 now available for download

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About Sophia

Sophia is a new 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 our own; and to act as a forum for the discussion of academic issues and current affairs.

We aim to provide content that combines academic rigour, a strong and readable narrative and high standards of design, not typically found in university publications. Articles will include literature reviews, journal-style articles written for a popular audience, opinion on current affairs, conference summaries and academic book reviews.

In creating Sophia we hope to provide 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. We believe 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.