Get Involved

Join the UnderCurrents team! We are always looking for new team members to help with peer review, editing, and production/publishing. Our journal would not be possible without the dedication of our volunteers.

To become a peer reviewer, please register with the journal and check the box saying "Yes, I would like to be contacted with requests to review submissions to this journal." If you already have an account: login, click Edit Profile in the drop down menu in the top right, then select reviewer in the roles tab. Be sure to specify your reviewing interests to help us assign you to submissions. Reviewers are expected to submit their reviews within 4-6 weeks of agreeing to review assigned submissions. Reviewers must have a graduate degree (e.g., MA, MSc, MES, PhD) or be in the process of obtaining one.

We are always looking for members to join our Editorial Collective. This is the body that creates the theme for volumes, oversees the peer review procees, and decides on which submissions to accept. As a graduate student initiative, Collective members must be current graduate students. We currently recruiting:

  • a Scholarly Review Editor who can coordinate the peer review process for scholarly submissions
  • a Creative Review Editor who can coordinate the peer review process for creative submissions
  • a Book Review Editor who can assist with book review submissions

Our Production Team/Publishing House is responsible for journal operations. We are seeking undergraduate and graduate students to fulfill production/publishing roles. At this time, we are recruiting volunteers for the following roles:

  • Production Editor
  • Copyeditor
  • Typesetter
  • Treasurer
  • Event Planner

For any inquiries about or to express your interest for editorial and production/publishing roles, please email Laura and Melvin at currents@yorku.ca.