The Maastricht Journal of Liberal Arts

The Maastricht Journal of Liberal Arts (MJLA) is a peer-reviewed journal which encourages and rewards excellence in bachelor research. The articles are carefully selected from a large number of submissions and represent the best research conducted by University College Maastricht (UCM) students. The topics tackled in the published papers are wide ranging, as is to be expected of a multi disciplinary journal and their scope and methodologies reflect the different disciplines studied at the college.


Submitting an article to a peer reviewed academic journal is usually an intimidating undertaking for the most seasoned of researchers; for bachelors student it is an especially daunting prospect. Every researcher knows that criticism and praise from the academic community is both a challenge and a spur to greater achievements. The earlier a scholar can experience this vital element of academic endeavor, the better they will be prepared for a future career in research. The editors are convinced that UCM students can more than meet this challenge and we are pleased to report that our expectations have been met so far.


Students are fully represented on the editorial board and have in the past carefully performed their tasks as editors in maintaining academic standards and selecting the very best papers for publication. Any journal also needs to be formatted and members of the board who provided their expertise in this time consuming part of the process have done an excellent job. Thus the journal both provides students with the invaluable experience of submitting papers to peer review and also allows them to participate fully in the editing process.


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Vol 9 (2017)

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