Liberated Arts will accept undergraduate papers for the 2016 issue from September 1st, 2015 until November 1, 2015. Submissions can be in any discipline of the Arts and Social Sciences. We encourage essays that explore new arguments, theories and perspectives, or push the boundaries of undergraduate research.  Letters to the Editor, literature reviews and original graphics for the front ‘cover’ are also welcome.

The theme of this year’s issue is: the legitimacy of power. Some topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Relationships of power
  • Questions of governance
  • Post-colonialism
  • Gender studies
  • Race and class
  • Sources of cultural authority
  • Activism
  • Legal authority
  • Historical structures of power
  • Structures of power in fiction

Who can Submit?

Authors must currently be completing, or within twelve months of finishing, an undergraduate university degree in a certified university institution. Undergraduate students who have participated in previous issues are welcome to submit new articles. Student editors are excluded from submitting to the issue on which they are collaborating.

The Review Process

The review process has three stages. First, the submitted papers are reviewed anonymously by faculty members and members of our editorial board. Each student who submits to the journal will receive the reviewer’s comments assessing the content of his/her paper and offering suggestions for future improvement. Based on reviewer recommendations and on the thematic scope of submissions, approximately ten student papers will be chosen for publication.  Finally the student editors work in consultation with each selected author to refine and polish the papers.

Instructions to Authors:

  • Please submit a clean and anonymous copy of your submission to lasubmissions@uwo.ca, along with contact details, a 150 word abstract and a list of  five keywords.
  • Papers must not exceed 4,000 words.
  • Citations must follow a recognized academic citation style.
  • Submissions should be in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) or Rich Text (.rtf) format.
  • Authors are responsible for ensuring that copyright laws are followed regarding any quotes and/or images reproduced within the paper.
  • Authors may submit only one paper for review in each issue.

Instructions to Photographers:

  • The Liberated Arts photo gallery is optimized for images 666x177 (pixels).
  • Please submit your original image to lasubmissions@uwo.ca along with contact details, a (maximum) 150 word description of the photo and a list of  five keywords.
  • Submissions should be in jpg, .gif, .png, or .bmp format.
  • Images must be original, i.e. the submitter owns the copyright for the work.