Welcome. UCC has a proud tradition of academic and student-led publication. Below you will find links to some examples of current UCC-based Open Access journals.
Aigne (‘Mind’) is a peer-reviewed online postgraduate journal and falls under the auspices of the Graduate School of the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences at University College Cork. Aigne was founded in 2010 by postgraduate students of the College and regularly invites submissions from both UCC students and postgraduates internationally.
In keeping with the ethos of the College, Aigne encourages submissions that adopt an interdisciplinary perspective. The journal uses a double-blind peer-review process to ensure anonymity and quality of submissions.
The journal publishes two distinct issues a year. The first issue is an annual release, which works in collaboration with the Graduate School’s postgraduate conference. All papers presented at the conference are invited to submit for peer review and the opportunity for publication. The second issue is theme-based and open to postgraduates worldwide.
Aigne invites submissions in both the Irish and the English language. We are further looking for enthusiastic postgraduates who would like to get involved in the workings of the journal. If you are interested in becoming an editor, reviewer or proofreader for Aigne, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Boolean: Snapshots of Doctoral Research at University College Cork
The Boolean is an online postgraduate journal whose aim is to highlight the exciting and diverse range of doctoral research carried out at University College Cork for a general audience.
There are over 1000 doctoral students registered at UCC, conducting research in almost every field of academia. The Boolean provides these students with a forum to describe their research and share their passion and curiosity with the general public and wider university community.
Journal submissions are in the form of short papers, which are evaluated according to intelligibility and coherence for non-technical readers during the peer-review process.
Scenario: A Journal of Performative Teaching, Learning, Research
SCENARIO is a bilingual (English–German), fully peer-reviewed journal for Performative Teaching, Learning, Research.
Its specific focus is on the role of drama and theatre in the teaching and learning of foreign/second languages, including the literatures and cultures associated with these languages.
The journal, founded in 2007, is the main pillar of the Scenario Project which encompasses a book series and a forum for conferences, symposia and colloquia; for further details on events and initiatives that aim to promote international exchange and collaboration visit the Scenario Project homepage at: https://www.ucc.ie/en/scenario/
SCENARIO is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.
Chimera: U.C.C. Geographical Journal
Chimera is a postgraduate geography journal that incorporates interdisciplinary perspectives in exploring the world spatially
Irish Journal of Anthropology
The Irish Journal of Anthropology is a publication of the Anthropological Association of Ireland. The journal seeks to highlight work from anthropology and a range of related disciplines such as archaeology, cultural studies, development studies, folklore studies, Gaeilge, Irish studies, and sociology.
Irish Journal of Public Policy
The Irish Journal of Public Policy is a peer-reviewed journal with the goal of providing an electronic open access forum for politics, political science, government, public policy and public administration.