Roughly thirty papers were submitted for this edition, of which ten papers remained after two editing rounds. During the editing process, we encountered a strong commitment from all students toward raising their papers to the highest standard.
The journal makes use of a double-blind peer review process. Selection of papers took place through two reviewers, who assigned a score to each paper (“favorable”, “somewhat favorable”, “neutral”, “somewhat unfavorable”, “unfavorable”), including a short justification for their evaluation. If the reviewers independently arrived at an evaluation with at most one score difference, this was taken as a consensus decision. If the reviewers dissented, a third reviewer was consulted who additionally had access to the justifications of the two other reviewers. The chief editor assigned papers to the reviewers and editors and ensured that double-blindness remained intact throughout the whole process. Editing was done in two rounds, whereby the authors of selected papers received feedback from three editors each time.
This papers in this edition span a wide range of research fields including postcolonial studies, dispute settlement, law, media studies, global studies, feminist philosophy, political philosophy, and critical theory. Many of the papers are interdisciplinary in nature and fall in the in-between spaces of research fields. This highlights the diversity of what Erasmus University College has to offer, as well as the creativity and many interests of its student body.
For future editions, we welcome submissions from more fields, including those who are underrepresented in this edition. Hence, we also welcome submissions in the direction of economics and the life sciences.