The Elphinstone Review is the University of Aberdeen’s student-led academic journal. Our aim is to publish the very best work produced by undergraduate students at the University, meanwhile providing students with invaluable experience of editing and writing for an academic journal.

Founded in 2015, The Elphinstone Review started as an Arts and Social Sciences journal. Since then, however, we have expanded our scope and are interested in receiving submissions from all subject areas. As a result, the editorial board each year ideally consists of students from all schools and all levels of study.

Every October we send out a Call for Editors via email and social media. Once the editorial board has been recruited, we send out our Call for Papers – normally with a January deadline. Once the 12 best papers have been selected, we pair up each writer with an editor. The two will work together to finalise the paper for publication towards the end of the spring semester.