The European Policy Review (EPR) is now seeking applications for reviewer positions. Reviewers will be engaging with article submissions to ensure that each article demonstrates critical analysis and judgment, displays a high level of English, and has academic integrity.  

About the Journal 

The European Student Think Tank (EST) established the EPR in 2014 to provide a platform for young academics to critically explore the policies of individual European states and the European Union. Both undergraduates and postgraduates engage with European policy that impassions and engrosses. With a youthful spin, the EPR offers a unique lens under which European Policy can be seen in a new light. 

Article contributors are able to choose their own title and topic of interest. In the most recent volume of the journal, article topics included EU-Turkey diplomatic negotiations, the impact of Brexit on UK-EU security cooperation, and the EU Gender Strategy. Such a high level of diverse topic areas demonstrates the broad range of expertises and backgrounds that the EPR attracts. 

Peer-Review Process 

After articles have been submitted, and initially evaluated by a group of in-house EST editors, they will be sent to the reviewers. Each reviewer will engage with 1-2 articles. Feedback on the article will be passed onto the EST editorial office, and then onto the author, making the process blind. The feedback process is repeated until the EST Editors-in-Chief are content with the standard of the submission. The peer-review process will take roughly 2 months, and will occur between the months of April to June.

As editing/peer-reviewing experience is not mandatory, a training session will be run by the Editorial Office. This will equip the selected candidates with universal editorial skills and knowledge of specific EST standards and practises. 

In addition to guidance from the EST editorial office, reviewers will also be advised by the ESTs Academic Advisory Board. The Academic Advisory Board is made up of distinguished figures in European affairs. Their expertise will help shape the academic and editorial standards of the EPR. As such, the Board’s vital contributions will help direct the structure and content of the EPR.

Reviewer Requirements 

  • Knowledge of and experience with APA style referencing 
  • Editing/ peer-reviewing experience (not mandatory). 
  • Knowledge about any aspect of European affairs. 
  • (NB. Master/Ph.D. students will have a greater chance of being selected). 

Rewards

Certificates for completed reviews are available upon request.

To register your interest, please fill in this form. We look forward to reading your applications. Good luck!

The deadline for Call for Reviewers is the 31st March 2021.