Interdisciplinarity Isn’t Just a Word by Ellie Roberts

School of Languages and Cultures Postgrads

Journals are an essential part of academic life. Publishing articles isn’t a mere box-ticking exercise to carry out as part of an academic career or the requirements of a university (though obviously, it’s quite important for both of those reasons) – it’s also a way of sharing research with a wider audience. As current co-editor of Track Changes, the postgraduate journal of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Sheffield, I’m involved in a journal that covers diverse research areas from across the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. For many postgraduate students an article in Track Changes offers a first chance at honing ideas and presenting them in a familiar and friendly environment. For me reviewing and editing offers useful experience in the realm of publishing, the opportunity to learn more about research in other disciplines such as Music, Drama or Archaeology, and the chance to…

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