University of Leicester Open Journals

University of Leicester Open Journals publishes open access journals and working papers. More information on our policies and scope can be found here.

New Directions in the Teaching of Natural Sciences

The journal exists to showcase and disseminate innovation and research in the teaching of Natural Sciences in higher education. The journal seeks to promote developments in teaching and learning to practitioners and to the wider community through the publication of short reports and reviews and to support and encourage evidence-based teaching through the publication of research articles, particularly in the early stages of development.

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Museum and Society

Museum and Society (M&S) is an independent peer-reviewed journal which publishes new writing and research by academics and museum professionals about museums in their social contexts. The journal is both international in scope and at the cutting edge of empirical and theoretical research. Our objective is to explore the museum-society relationship in all its variety by encouraging research that represents the broad spectrum of the social sciences (anthropology, economics, educational studies, human geography, social psychology, and sociology) as well as relevant historical, scientific, and humanistic studies. M&S is interested in how museum practice (past and present) resonates with social issues and problems. In addition, we are interested in how high quality and innovative arguments on museum-centred topics contribute to and perhaps resolve debates within the disciplines themselves. Practitioners and academics such as historians and philosophers with an interest in our vision for museum studies and practice are also invited to join the conversation.

As a journal, we are committed to diversity in every facet of our work: in selecting editors and reviewers; in publishing articles by a wide variety of authors on a range of appropriate topics; and in seeking a broad readership. We take active measures to achieve these goals. For instance, we conduct research and reach out across our international networks to find reviewers, contributors, and editors. We may offer mentorship to authors from populations and regions that are under-represented in the journal, though ultimately, all articles must go through our rigorous review process. We do not offer translation services, but whenever possible, we assist non-native English speakers to bring promising work to publication. In sum, we aim to balance our adherence to a rigorous review process with a dedication to removing the structural and systemic barriers that often characterize academic publishing.

Museum & Society was launched in March 2003 by Gordon Fyfe, Kevin Hetherington, and Susan Pearce.

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LIAS Working Paper Series

The Leicester Institute for Advanced Studies Working Papers Series is intended to:

  • Provide a mechanism for publishing interdisciplinary research in a range of formats including preliminary findings, position papers, critical reflection papers, and policy briefs
  • Support the publication of provocation papers, aimed at stimulating debate about emerging research areas and complex research questions

  • Make interdisciplinary research and debates available within and beyond the academy, through open access publishing.

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Museological Review

Welcome to the Museological Review - the open access journal edited by PhD students from the School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester since 1994.

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for(e)dialogue is an peer-reviewed doctoral and early career researchers online journal by the School of Media, Communication and Sociology at the University of Leicester.

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Physics Special Topics

This is an undergraduate journal for year 4 (MPhys) students in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Leicester. It forms part of the taught undergraduate module PA4980.

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Journal of Interdisciplinary Science Topics

The journal publishes short original papers by undergraduate students on the Natural Sciences/Interdisciplinary Science degree programmes in the University of Leicester, international students visiting the University of Leicester and undertaking Natural Science modules and iScience students from McMaster University. The journal is edited by students on the Natural Sciences/Interdisciplinary Science degree programmes in the University of Leicester.

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New Middle Eastern Studies

New Middle Eastern Studies (NMES) is a biannual international peer-reviewed journal indexed in various respected scientific databases.

NMES exists to offer new perspectives on debates within Middle Eastern Studies and to challenge main orthodoxies in the field. The journal is in dialogue with a set of perspectives inspired by critical, post-colonial, non-orientalist and “global” approaches in the study of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, and welcomes such contributions. Taking this aim a step further, however, NMES suggests to tackle issues from a comparative, cross-cultural perspective with the goal of going beyond consolidated frameworks and encouraging original accounts of life and politics in the Middle East.

NMES acknowledges the perspectives of people “on the ground”, as local voices are seen as a source of inspiration for thinking beyond Western ontological schemes and political views. In this direction, the journal strives to contribute to non-Eurocentric understandings of the region and encourages contributions that challenge mainstream theories and perspectives.

NMES promotes the exploration of historical, socio-economic, cultural, intellectual and political processes that are constitutive of the multiplicity and multi-layered set of transformations that have shaped the region in the last 3 millennia. The journal welcomes original contributions from the humanities and the social sciences that engage with these themes and which are able to frame case studies in a wider theoretical and comparative framework.

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Leicester Undergraduate Mathematical Journal

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Journal of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education


The Journal has a focus on Higher Education teaching, learning, research and contemporary thought. The aims of the journal are to raise the profile of scholarship in educational practice, and to bring together learners and educators in an open, creative and collaborative publication.

 The journal seeks to do this by publishing a range of contributions from those engaged in higher education. The journal promotes equality and diversity by identifying and challenging barriers in deciding journal policy, recruitment and future direction. Students and staff are equally welcome to submit work. Creative writing and reinterpretations of research and scholarly outputs are particularly welcome. Our peer reviewers will offer constructive feedback on all submissions in the spirit of building capacity for scholarship in the field of higher education.

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Review and Writing: The Training Journal

The mission of Raw: The Training Journal is to assist in the development of ethical, professional, and development-focused reviewing and editorial skills within the ULSB community. Simulating a real-world editorial structure, RaW offers ULSB academics with an opportunity to gain experience in peer-review, both as authors and as reviewers, and to acquire editorial experience within a collegial, training-oriented environment.

All papers submitted to RaW  undergo peer-review by subject specialists and authors can expect an ethical, development-focused review of their work that will greatly strengthen their manuscript and minimize the possibility of early desk rejections. Together with reviewing papers, RaW focuses on the development of good reviewers and thus places emphasis on review-of-reviews whereby peers are asked to comment on reviews of papers. As such, authors who submit their work to RaW will be asked to provide feedback on the reviews they receive and to evaluate other manuscript’s reviews for their constructiveness. Thus, by submitting to RaW, authors gain more than valuable feedback on their own work but also experience in reviewing and contribute to the development of a better, more professional community.

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The University of Leicester’s Postgraduate Research Magazine

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Journal for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

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