eBU: Online Journal

Publishing should be high on the agenda of any early career scholar, and students should feel no different. For those who are concerned or intimidated by the harsh academic publishing world, eBU is here to help.

eBU: Online Journal is the new online working paper journal for the BU community. Putting your work ‘out there’ can be daunting. eBU is particularly useful for early career scholars, UGs, PGTs and PGRs who may wish and have something to publish, but have not yet dipped their toes into the world of academic peer reviewed publishing. You may have a thesis where 1 or 2 of the key messages could make up a paper, or a highly acclaimed essay or literature review that with a bit of work could be formatted into a paper. If so, please do get it touch.

eBU works on the basis of immediate publication (subject to an initial quality check) and open peer review. Author guidelines to differ depending on whether you are a UG, PGT or PGR – so please consult the eBU site for more information. Once published on the internal site, we aim to upload 2 reviews within 3 weeks. Authors are then encouraged to use the comments to aid publication in an external journal. Alternatively, authors also have the option of publishing on the external eBU site. Please note that only using eBU as a forum for internal peer review (with the intention to publish externally – which we encourage!) WILL NOT ENDANGER FURTHER PUBLICATION.

There are drop in sessions for anyone who wishes to discuss eBU, has something to submit or just fancies a chat!

These will be held on Talbot Campus:

Monday 7October 11am – 2pm PG30d

Tuesday 8 October 11am – 2pm PG30d

And on the Lansdowne:

Wednesday 9 11am – 2pm EBC ground floor cafe

To access eBU, when on campus simply type ‘ebu’ into your web browser address bar.