• Groundings Ancients

    An undergraduate intervarsity journal featuring the top three submissions from the four Ancient Universities of Scotland.


Groundings Ancients is an undergraduate peer-reviewed journal in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. It is published annually, both in print and online, and was founded in 2012 by Glasgow University Dialectic Society, in conjunction with the Universities of Glasgow, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, and St Andrews.

Groundings Ancients Volume 4 Editorial Recruitment Now Open

We are currently looking for undergraduate students from the Universities of Aberdeen, Edinburgh, and St Andrews to work on the upcoming fourth volume of Groundings Ancients (2015-16), in the following positions:

Managing Editor: The Managing Editor coordinates the editorial processes of Groundings Ancients, from themes selection to anonymising all submissions, overseeing the one-to-one editorial process, and carrying out final pre-publication checks. This role involves a large amount of organisational work, as well as other ad hoc duties - including dealing with student queries, helping organise the journal's launch event, and contributing to the overall development and promotion of the journal. The Managing Editor will work closely with the Editor-in-Chief.

The Managing Editor position is rotated between each of the four Ancient Universities annually. This year we are looking for a Managing Editor from the University of St. Andrews, which will also host the launch of the new volume.

Managing Editor Application Form available here.

Editorial Board Member: Editorial Board Members are collectively responsible for the selection of the journals’ annual themes; anonymous peer-review and selection of articles for publication, as well as voting on the overall prizewinner. Individually, each Editorial Board Member is assigned to work one-to-one with an author to improve their article ahead of publication. All Editorial Board members are also encouraged to take part in promoting the journal. There are three positions available for each university. A high standard of written English is expected of any applicant for this position.

Editorial Board Member Application Form available here.

N.B. The majority of Editorial Board work takes place in the second semester.

Participation in the Editorial Board of Groundings Ancients allows students the opportunity to be exposed to a wide variety of articles across many subjects, broadening their academic horizons. It can also improve a student’s own academic work and future employability; team work, critical analysis, and working to a deadline are all skills sought by graduate employers.

We accept applications from all undergraduate students; please complete the application form appropriate to the position you wish to apply for. The deadline for receipt of applications has been extended to 23:59 on Friday 23rd October 2015. Applications should be sent to arts-groundings@glasgow.ac.uk.

Copies of previous volumes are available online at the Volumes section. Any questions about the journal or application process should also be directed to arts-groundings@glasgow.ac.uk.