Granite is the first postgraduate interdisciplinary journal of Aberdeen University. The journal has been established by students for students.
This open access journal is designed to give postgraduate students of the University of Aberdeen a place to publish their work and to provide them with experience of the publishing process.
The members of the editorial team will have the opportunity to organize symposiums and become active on the review and editorial levels of Granite journal.
Any postgraduate student who wish to submit a paper or be a member of the editorial board will make a substantial contribution to the development and success of the journal. Interested participants should email the Journal editor through firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Call for Papers
Breaking the Boundaries: Interdisciplinary Research Approaches and Methods
Founded in 2015, Granite has helped bring diverse disciplines together and united researchers by a common theme. This academic year, in an effort to champion Granite’s interdisciplinarity and make our theme as inclusive as possible, our 2023 theme for publication is “Breaking the Boundaries: Interdisciplinary research approaches and methods”.
Please submit a 250-word abstract to email@example.com for consideration by January 20th, 2023.
With the Aberdeen 2040 strategy underway, the University is now committed to fostering such links and exploring how researchers from different disciplines can exchange insights to benefit not only each other's research, but the advancement of academic research in general. As more and more researchers across the globe are taking inspiration from research in disciplines that seem, at first glance, unrelated to their own, interdisciplinarity has become a crucial tool in the arsenal of any researcher hoping to cover new ground and break the boundaries in their field.
Is your research interdisciplinary? Perhaps you are approaching existing questions from a new perspective, or using established methods in one speciality and applying them to another field? We would like to hear about it! Postgraduate students are invited to submit a paper to Granite for publication online and in print in June 2023. The paper may or may not be related to your postgraduate research, and queries are welcome.
This year, we are publishing one extended volume containing single-author papers and co-authored papers by two students working in different disciplines or schools. If you are interested in co-authoring a paper and have difficulty finding another student from another discipline, email our editorial team and we will aim to pair you up with another researcher.
Open to submissions from ALL disciplines. We aim to receive and showcase papers from PGT and PGRs within each of the University’s 12 schools.
The deadline for manuscript submission is April 7th, 2023. Please note, if you submit your abstract before January, you will have confirmation to start writing earlier.
Papers are limited to 4,000-6,000 words excluding abstracts, citations, bibliography, and appendices.
Interested participants should email our Editorial Team: firstname.lastname@example.org to express interest and obtain the journal’s template. If your paper is accepted, it will then undergo 10 weeks of peer review.
Publications will be released in June.
Please get in touch if you have any additional questions.
- Volume 7, Issue 1 2022
- Garner, E & Yool, C (2022). Editorial: Cross-discipline approaches to health and well-being.
- Farisa Dania Binti Mat Zahid et al (2022). The impact of coronavirus-related lockdowns on air quality in England and Scotland.
- Black, A (2022). Even in death she is beautiful: Confronting tuberculosis in art, literature and medicine.
- Ewen, J (2022). A coastal criminological exploration: Approaching urban industrial strain using visual sensory methods in Aberdeen.
- Leonardi, L (2022). The importance of accurate medical translation in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Young, C (2022). A systematic review of co-designed community interventions to improve well-being and the assessment of the tools utilised.
- Volume 6: Issue 1 - Engaging the Public: Past, Present and Future
- Editorial, Engaging the Public in Times of Change
- Going Virtual The Rise of the Post Internet Museum, Ashleigh Black
- Lifeboats in cities engaging the public through a cross class, charitable appeal, Catherine Malvina Smith
- Making your PhD research stronger - A researcher’s reflections on undertaking patient and public involvement (PPI), Stefanie Doebl
- The Western Wall during the British Mandate of Palestine Politics, strategies, struggles, Umur Kosal
- Volume 5, Issue 1:2021
- Volume 4, Issue 1:2020 - Towards a Sustainable Society
- Exploring beyond the green economy spectrum, Flood, pp. 1-9
- Towards a Progressive Discourse on Climate Action and Sustainability, Yeboah, pp. 10-18
- The Afforestation of upland slopes in the United Kingdon a food security threat or environmental opportunity. Reilly, pp. 19-26
- How social distancing has renewed our love for nature, and what it means for a sustainable future, Baillie, pp. 27-36
- Work-Life Balance of Women Employees, Alqahtani, pp. 37-42
- Volume 3, Issue 2: 2019 - Gender Issues and How They Affect Human Lives
Gender Issues and How They Affect Human Lives
- Editorial Introduction to Special issue on Gender issues and how they affect human lives, Bodunrin, pp 1-5
- Small Steps, Loud Voices The Fight for Equal Education in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries, Black, pp 6-11
- Hysterical Women Pain Bias and Epistemic Injustice in Medicine, Macphee, pp 12-19
- Walayah (Guardianship) The Authority Over A Woman’s Choice in Marriage, Farooq, pp 20-27
- Gendered Bodies and Power Dynamics The Relation between Toxic Masculinity and Sexual Harassment, Wikstrom, pp 28-33
- Barriers to Women's Leadership, Alqahtani, pp 34-41
- Accounting for gender inequalities in the UK workplace; regulations and corporate disclosures, Tagoe, pp 42-52
- Digitisation and women in the workforce Exploring the impact of the gig economy on female ‘participation’, Adebiyi, pp 53-65
- The Huge Improvement in the Status of Women in China since 1949, Hongie, pp 66-72
- Volume 3, Issue 1: 2019
Research in Modern Society: Addressing Global Challenges
- Editorial Research in Modern Society Addressing Global Challenges, Bodunrin, pp 1-3
- The phenomenon of work and non-work boundaries in the Age of Information, Rubio, pp 4-13
- Past financial crises and early signal of future occurrence, Shobande, pp 14-21
- Multi-scale FEA-based reliability analysis framework for FRP composites, Omairey, pp 22-28
- Volume 2, Issue 2: 2018
Migration of Asylum seekers and refugees
- Volume 2, Issue 1: 2018
Special issue: 2nd Granite Postgraduate Symposium Proceedings - Between using and abusing our planet
- Editorial - Introduction, Despina Yiakoumi & Simone Haarbosch, Page 1 - 3
- Undertaking research at the interface between disciplines: questions of purpose, method, and possibilities, Dr. Laura Colucci-Gray, Page 4 - 15
- A New Veganism: How Climate Change Has Created More Vegans, Leanne Cooper, Page 16 - 24
- The Challenges of Climate Change to Energy Transitions Research, Kathryn Wolfley, Page 15 - 30
- Breaking Bread or Being Broken by Bread?, Rev. Dr. Anthony J. Stiff, Page 31 - 37
- Volume 1: 2017
Issue 1: 1st Granite Postgraduate Symposium- Engaging the Intersections of Humanity and Technology Proceedings
- Editorial, Introduction, Claire Hein Blanton, p. 5-6
- The Judgments We Make: Justice in a Digitized World, Michael Morellip, 7-10
- The Era of Big Data:A Big Change to Human Interaction, Aliyu Usman Ahmad, p. 11-13
- The Use of Technology for Further Consideration of a Standing Stone Circle, Nicolle Sturdevant, p. 14-19
- The Rise and Fall of Vaporwave: Resistance and Sublimation in on-line Counter-Cultures, Paul Fleetwood p. 20-23
Issue 2: School of Geosciences 2016 Postgraduate Conference Proceedings
- Sequence stratigraphic controls of clastic dia-genesis: Preliminary studies of analogue res-ervoirs from the Salton Trough, San Joaquin Basin, California
- Sunday E. Okunuwadje, p. 24-25
Issue 3: Northeast Postgraduate History Conference Papers