Get Involved

The Graduate Journal of Food Studies (GJFS) welcomes students who may be interested in working with the Journal outside of contributing an article. As GJFS is often the first point of contact for many graduate students, working with us would be a great opportunity to gain relevant professional experience before participating in other spheres of scholarly publishing. Please note that, at this time, all positions are on an unpaid/volunteer basis. 

There are a number of ways that students can get involved with the GJFS:

Sign Up to be a Book Reviewer

Book reviews are part of how we stay abreast of the latest research in our field. They are often one of the first forays into publishing for graduate students as they rely solely on your analytical skills and paraphrasing instead of original research data. Often, it is through critically examining other authors’ arguments that one comes to better understand their own ideas; so, serving as a book reviewer can equip graduate students in their initial stages with confidence having surveyed the existing literature. We can suggest texts for review ourselves, or better yet, we welcome student suggestions should you already have something in mind. Please note that we extend our ‘book reviews’ to non-textual media such as films, podcasts, art exhibits/installations, conferences, events, and more.

We seek book reviewers on an ongoing basis. If you would like to further discuss options, please follow up with us at GJFSreviews [at] gmail [dot] com.

Sign Up to be a Peer Reviewer

All of our research articles go through rigorous peer review with feedback provided by early career researchers such as yourselves. Often, it is through giving constructive feedback to others that one comes to better understand the revisions process; so, the benefits of serving as a peer reviewer fall upon not just the author.

We seek peer reviewers on an ongoing basis. If you have not received a confirmation email from us in one month’s time, please follow up with us at gjfseditor [at] gmail [dot] com.