Call for Submissions


Type: Call for Papers

Subject: Open

Theme: MotM Conference Presentations

Open to: University of Lethbridge students, faculty, and alumni

Submission Period: March 18 – May 1 2017

The Meeting of the Minds Graduate Journal is a peer-reviewed, digital journal and blog of the University of Lethbridge Graduate Students’ Association. Our second issue will focus on presentations given at the Meeting of the Minds Conference (March 17-18, 2017), although other submissions are also welcome.

Meeting of the Minds is designed to be an open access, iconoclastic, online journal promoting provocative and experimental research among upper level students, researchers, and faculty across all disciplines. It is intended to more properly respect the changing nature of academic research and peer review, and as such, intended (seeks) to be a more welcoming and accessible platform for developing academic research.

Meeting of the Minds is committed to critical investigation of mainstream and outlying thought as well as publishing results, processes, and methods. Its goal is to advance and extend the reach of academic research and study. It is intended to function as a method of inquiry, as well as an instigator of collegial thought, and as an intellectual and political project.


The Meeting of the Minds Graduate Journal publishes on a biannual basis. It will be launching its second issue in summer 2017.

The closing date for submissions for the second issue is April 18th, 2017.

Submission Guidelines for Authors

The Meeting of the Minds Graduate Journal accepts submissions on any research topic from various stages of research. Strong contributions will precede (proceed) through peer review and mentorship for final remarks and, once required changes are made, the Meeting of the Minds Graduate Journal guarantees publication. Submissions can include finished academic discussion papers, well founded ‘opinion papers’ and praxis.

The Meeting of the Minds Graduate Journal intends to bring about a paradigm shift in academic research publication. Finished articles of any length and in any citation format may be submitted, though contributions not exceeding 30 pages are preferred. Articles should, however, be double-spaced and offered in a serif-style font. Works may be submitted in any word processing format and should be sent to: Submissions will only be accepted electronically.

Peer review requires that identifiable information such as authors’ names should not appear on manuscripts themselves. Thus, the e-mail which contains the submission should also include the author’s name, institutional affiliation, contact information, title, and a brief (150-300 word) abstract in a separate document. The Meeting of the Minds Graduate Journal does not accept submissions that are under consideration at other journals.

Please include the names of two possible reviewers with your submission, as well as 3-5 keywords. The Journal does not generally allow student’s supervisors to act as reviewers.