TOR – The Open Review for the Social Sciences

Welcome to TOR: a student led, peer reviewed and open access journal for the Social Sciences.


The editorial team are pleased to announce TOR Issue 4 is now published!  

Download your copy here!

This edition grew out of the SWDTP Student Conference 2017 theme of Research in a Changing World: Critical Approaches’ and an amazing array of articles and blogs related to the theme are included in this issue. These range from insightful discussions on the value of a digital presence for researchers, to papers examining topics of emotional and mental health while undertaking post-graduate research. The papers raise relevant issues during and after PhD study, and the future of academia. The issue concludes on a fantastic interview with Dr Frederick Harry Pitts, SWDTP alumnus and now Lecturer in Management at the University of Bristol, who shares with us his love for research and his research interests in the future of work; plus his involvement in the very first edition of this same journal.

Read our previous editions:                                  

TOR Issue 3 May 17 FINAL

TOR Issue 2 Feb 2016 FINAL

TOR Issue 1 June 2015 FINAL

Meanwhile we’re working on……

TOR will soon have a shiny new dedicated website and a brand new email address

Keep your eye on this page for more details coming very soon…..

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