With the aim of facilitating fast publication of important results, the journal only accepts short papers of between 3,500 to 6,000 words (including references, tables, and figures*). Our interest is in novel contributions to the existing literature. Submitted papers need to be succinctly written and need to clearly articulate contributions to the current state of the literature as well as practical implications of the research. Research questions need to be robustly founded within a theoretical framework, and efforts need to be made to demonstrate robustness of results.
The journal contains several sections, each represented by their own editorial boards that are in close contact with the managing editors of the journal. We detail sections and topics covered within the sections below. When submitting to the journal, please select the appropriate section for the paper to be considered under.
*Every figure/table accounts for 250 words.
The Maastricht Research Based Learning for Excellence programme facilitates the development of research projects for highly motivated and excellent undergraduate students.
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.
Maastricht University Journal of Sustainability Studies
The Green Office is a student-driven and staff-supported university department that is responsible for managing Maastricht University’s sustainability portfolio. Green Office initiates and coordinates sustainability projects at Maastricht University by empowering students and staff members.
Maastricht Student Journal of Psychology and Neuroscience
Maastricht Student Journal of Psychology and Neuroscience (MSJPN) aims to provide students with a valuable and complete experience of publishing scientific writings, both as authors and as reviewers. The journal is first and foremost aimed to be a product created by and for students. By assisting students in the writing and reviewing process MSJPN aims to publish high quality papers.
Any type of paper may be submitted to the journal, which will be judged by staff editors for their suitability. When found potentially suitable, student reviewers will provide review reports upon which a decision is based by one of the editors to accept, request revisions of, or reject the paper. Editors aim to publish the majority of submitted papers, such that student will experience the entire publication process.