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Spark is the University of Stirling’s interdisciplinary, online journal of postgraduate research.

We review and publish research from across all academic disciplines, and our issue topics are aimed at encouraging the integration of disciplines, theoretical practices, and data gathering. Based at the University of Stirling, we accept submissions worldwide, and much of our content is aimed at liberating international perspectives on global themes and issues.

We are focused on encouraging and publishing high-quality postgraduate articles and book reviews, which can also help with students’ own research skills and the development of an academic presence within their field of study. Our articles are double-blind reviewed, and our peer reviewers offer in-depth feedback, aimed at providing authors an experience of the submission process that is essential to academic life.

The journal also offers a number of training events on peer-reviewing, copy-editing, and journal software management to encourage postgraduates to get involved with the running of Spark and enhance their CV.

‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌If you wish to contribute or would like to know more, please email:

To view current issues, please visit:


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