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The Exchanges Discourse

The Exchanges Discourse

By Gareth Johnson
A podcast from the Editor-in-Chief of Exchanges: The Interdisciplinary Research Journal; a scholar-led, open access, early career focussed title. The podcast highlights scholarly publication developments and participation calls alongside occasional discussions with contributors and editorial team members.
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Having Your Manuscript Declined & How To Avoid It

The Exchanges Discourse

Reflections on: Exchanges Volume 8, Issue 1
In this episode we take a brief look at the papers and themes in the Autumn 2020 issue of The Exchanges Journal (Volume 8.1, published October 2020). Alongside this, we also provide outline details of our next themed call for papers on the topic of ‘A.I. – Panic or Panacea’, the full details of which can be found on the Exchanges website:
November 26, 2020
A Spoken Abstract from…Dr Mairi Gkikaki
In this short episode we are pleased to be joined by Dr Mairi Gkikaki, from the University of Warwick, to talk about the recent paper she co-authored in the journal. Mairi talks a little about her own research background, before providing a spoken word version of the paper’s abstract, fleshing out some of the content and background in a little more detail. You can read the paper in Volume 7.3 of the Exchanges journal, or via the DOI
November 3, 2020
A Conversation with…Dr Ioana Vrabiescu.
In this episode we are delighted to be joined by one of Warwick’s WIRL-COFUND research fellows, Dr Ioana Vrabiescu, to talk about her current work in the realm of trans-national policing and targeting of Romanian citizens for deportation. We move on then to focus on Ioana’s publication experiences, including her current projects along with the good and bad moments she’s experienced along the way. The episode concludes with her advice for any early career researchers looking to publish their own work.
October 15, 2020
Do you want to build a Special Issue?
If you’ve ever thought about proposing a special issue of the Exchanges journal, then this is the episode for you. In it we talk through the areas which any proposer needs to think through, ahead of their initial conversations with the editor in chief. Reflecting back on our own recent editorial experiences, we propose five key areas that would benefit from preparatory thought and consideration, before we can say ‘Yes!’ and kick off yet another special issue project.
October 6, 2020
Reflections on: Exchanges Volume 7, Issue 3
In this episode we take a walkthrough the articles in the latest (June 2020) issue of the Exchanges journal. Alongside highlighting their themes, the editor provides a personal take on what excited him most about each article. You can read the latest issue by following this link: or searching for the Exchanges Journal at the University of Warwick
July 9, 2020
Art Students Then & Now
In this episode we talk to guest Pierre Botcherby, a doctoral researcher in History, about the Then and Now: Arts at Warwick Project. This project is currently collaborating with the Exchanges journal towards producing a future special issue featuring the related work of students and established researchers. Pierre talks about his own research background, and how this led him to interact with the project, as well as his hopes for the submissions for the issue. Find out more on the project at:
July 1, 2020
Having Your Manuscript Declined & How To Avoid It
In this episode we look at some of the common author errors that lead to submitted manuscripts being declined by academic journals. After briefly examining why journals will decline work, the episode moves to consider some advice on how academic authors can avoid their manuscripts falling by the wayside. The episode is, as always, illustrated in the light of the experiences of the scholar-led, open access, Exchanges: The Interdisciplinary Research Journal.
June 16, 2020
For Our Consideration
In this second episode, we look at the kinds of articles that the Exchanges interdisciplinary journal considers for publication, along with some guidance about what to think when writing them. The episode also lightly explores the difference between our peer reviewed and non-reviewed works.
May 21, 2020
Introducing the Exchanges Journal
Welcome to the first podcast, focussing on the Exchanges: The Interdisciplinary Research Journal, a scholar-led title published by academics at the University of Warwick. In this first episode the managing Editor in Chief (Dr Gareth J Johnson) provides a brief introduction to the title, its mission and the kinds of material it publishes.
May 6, 2020