PRISM is currently open to submissions. Our call for Issue 3 is available here.

PRISM welcomes submissions from academics and practitioners of all levels and experience. Below is a list of the ways in which potential authors can contribute:

  • Original Research Articles (5000-7000 words)
  • Academic/Experimental/Policy Papers (1500-3000 words)
  • Book Reviews (1000-1500 words)
  • Blog Posts

All contributions (excluding blog posts) should be submitted electronically as either/or a Microsoft Word document/Rich Text File and include a list of references relevant to the individual contribution. All manuscripts should be submitted:

  1. In English and use Calibri font throughout
  2. The main title of the paper should be font size 14 and in Bold
  3. All sub-headings should be font size 12 and in Bold
  4. The main body of the text should be font size 12, the first line of each paragraph must be indented by 0.7cm and use 1.5 line spacing
  5.  If an author wishes to include figures in their manuscript, it should have a title which is formatted to be Bold and font size 10
  6. If the manuscript includes images, moving imagery, figures or tables they must be placed within the text and not at the end. (For further see: PRISM Image Guidelines)
  7. All submissions should also include a reference list which is in line with the APA 6th Edition, use a hanging indent and give details of electronic sources (including URLs) where possible.

Please email your anonymised transcript and cover letter (which is available at the link below) to: submissions@blackburn.ac.uk

Download Submission Letter

Open Access Policy

The journal provides immediate open access to its published content, in support of the principal that making research publicly available generates a greater and more democratic exchange of knowledge.

Copyright Notice

The copyright of the article is attributed to, and remains with the author. PRISM articles are distributed using the Creative Commons License CC-BY-NC-ND. 

N.B. The time required for the review process will be dependent upon the availability and/or response times of the referees or Editor. Each handling editor and assigned review team will establish a reasonable time-frame within which to review the manuscript and return comments and recommendations. If a report is unnecessarily delayed, an additional reviewer will be allocated.

For all publishing or journal enquires please contact:  terry.mcdonough@blackburn.ac.uk