Submissions sought for spring 2017 graduate journal

Contact: Jeanne Baron
The Hilltop Review cover.

The fall 2016 Hillside Review cover with art by computer science student Raed M. Salih.

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—The deadline to submit written materials as well as images for the spring 2017 issue of The Hilltop Review: A Journal of Western Michigan University Graduate Research is  Sunday, Feb. 12.

For the upcoming issue, WMU graduate students may make submissions of research articles, book reviews, letters to the editor, creative writing, artwork and digital photography from all disciplines.

Papers that cross disciplinary lines are strongly encouraged, as are papers that critically engage in their discipline and offer new contributions to their field. Groundbreaking and iconoclastic artwork that represents new vision and perspectives also is strongly encouraged.

The Hilltop Review awards small scholarships for the three top-ranked articles submitted and the top-ranked cover art submitted. To make a submission, visit

Peer reviewers

Also being sought are applications from graduate students interested in serving as peer reviewers for the publication. To volunteer as a reviewer, those interested should send their name, departmental affiliation and preferred fields to review to Zahra Ameli at

The Hilltop Review

The Hilltop Review is a student-run, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to promoting the scholarship and research of WMU graduate students. Produced by the WMU Graduate Student Association, it is intended to be interdisciplinary.

The publication's mission is to introduce graduate students to the publication process of a scholarly journal. Students may become involved by submitting items for inclusion, serving as peer reviewers, or serving as editorial board members or copy editors.

For more information about the Hilltop Review and Graduate Student Association, visit

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