When can I submit?
Once the theme of the call for papers
is announced in the first semester, you
have from then until the deadline in the
second semester to submit an article on
the given theme. An email with full details
of the theme and how to submit is sent to
all students in the relevant college or
faculties at each participating university.
Details are also available on our home page.
What happens next?
When the call for papers is closed, all
submissions are made anonymous and are then
peer-reviewed by at least three members of
the Editorial Board. Once all the papers have
been reviewed, the Board meets to decide what
articles will be published. All potential
authors will then be notified by email
regarding the status of their submission.
If your article is accepted, an editor will
be assigned to work one-to-one with you to
improve your article prior to publication. You
will also be asked to write a brief abstract
(70-150 words) for your article, and supply a
few sentences about yourself for the journal.
All articles are then checked by the Editor-in-Chief
and Managing Editor before being passed to the
Production Editor for formatting. The journal is then
sent to our printers. A launch event is held where you
can get your hands on a copy of the finished volume and
find out the winner of the £100 prize for best article,
as decided by a joint vote of the Editorial and
Licence to publish:
If your article is accepted, you will be asked to sign
and return a licence to publish agreement. The agreement,
which essentially confirms that you retain all rights to
your own work, including copyright, is as follows:
“I hereby assign to Glasgow
University Dialectic Society (Groundings Ancients)
non-exclusive rights to reproduce this article in
print and electronically (in full or in part) and
to publish this work in any such media current or later
developed. As author I retain all rights, including
the right to be identified as the author wherever and
whenever this article is published, and the right to use
all or part of the article and abstract, with or without
revision or modification in compilations or other publications.
Any such later publication shall recognise Groundings Ancients as the original publisher.
I confirm that this article has not been previously published
and is my own work, except where indicated by referencing."