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Essex Student Research Online


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Essex Student Research Online

ESTRO is an online multi-disciplinary academic journal, run by and for University of Essex students. The journal is dedicated to the publication of high-quality undergraduate and postgraduate writing and is committed to creating accessible and engaging content for a non-specialist readership. ESTRO encourages and celebrates student research by offering valuable early experience of academic publishing and the peer review process.

ESTRO is located in Library Services. We are currently in the process of moving ESTRO to a publishing platform, so cannot accept any manuscripts at this time. Any articles submitted via email will be held until they can be moved to the platform. When the platform is up and running we will only accept articles via this platform. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Issues are published annually at the end of each year. Access to the journal is free. We accept coursework submissions relating to any subject area studied within the University.

The journal

Current issue

Volume 10 Number 1 (.pdf)

The Journal of the Ever Present Past: How Public History Informs the Present (.pdf)

We are currently accepting articles for Vol 11 (2019/20). New articles will be published continuously until the issue is ready for print.

Past issues

You can also download past issues from the ESTRO archive.


We accept submissions on a rolling basis for continuous online publication. If you wish to be included in the 2019/20 issue, we encourage submissions within the spring term. Learn about the submission process.


ESTRO is always looking for competent and enthusiastic reviewers. Get in contact with us if you are interested in becoming part of the review team.

If you are considering submitting an article or have already done so then you should take a look at the review process.

If you are already a reviewer, or are interested in what being a reviewer entails, then please look at our Guidelines for Reviewers (.pdf). This is intended to provide some guidance for first-time reviewers and bring consistency to the review process.