Women, Culture, & Society Undergraduate Review

This year a new interdisciplinary undergraduate journal called Women, Culture, & Society Undergraduate Review (WCSUR) is being released. The purpose of this journal is to aggregate and showcase leading scholarship about women’s issues produced by undergraduate students at the University of Toronto. All submissions will be peer-reviewed by University of Toronto professors.

Submitting work for review and potential publication allows students to partake in improving their writing skills through the review processes and also add to their professional portfolios. In addition, because this journal is interdisciplinary, students from all disciplines are able to contribute their work.

At this time, we are soliciting papers. Students from all fields are encouraged to apply, including (but not limited to):

  1. Women & Gender Studies
  2. Sociology/Criminology
  3. Political Science
  4. Historical Studies
  5. Religious Studies
  6. Philosophy


Types of papers acceptable include (but are not limited to):

  1. Research papers
  2. Argumentative papers
  3. Opinion Editorials (Op-Eds)
  4. Critical book or film reviews
  5. Poetry
  6. Short stories
  7. Visual art


Requirements for Authors:

  1. Any student who submits work must be a current undergraduate student at the University of Toronto (or have graduated no more than one year ago).
  2. Students may submit up to two pieces of work for review.
  3. Students cannot submit work that has already been published (or is currently being reviewed for publishing).


Requirements for Submissions:

  1. Papers must have received at least an A- (80%).
  2. Papers must have been prepared for University of Toronto courses.
  3. Papers must include a short abstract (max. 250 words).
  4. Papers must be a maximum of 4000 words.
  5. Papers must include a title.
  6. Papers must include an indication of: (1) the course for which the work was produced; (2) the grade it received; and (3) the name of the professor who taught the course.

If you are interested in submitting work, please email your work to wcsur@utoronto.ca and include “Journal Submission” as the subject line.


Deadline to submit work is January 26, 2018.


For questions, please email us at wcsur@utoronto.ca