Academic journal article Tamara : Journal of Critical Postmodern Organization Science

Letter from the Editorial Assistant - Students Making Sense

Academic journal article Tamara : Journal of Critical Postmodern Organization Science

Letter from the Editorial Assistant - Students Making Sense

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I am one of the most recent recruits to this project. This project began when I had just taken my first steps to being an undergraduate. At that point I don't think I had ever heard of journals let alone contemplated the work that went into creating them. This edition is my first experience in creating a document ready to be published and it's been a great experience.

As an undergraduate when I picked up a journal from the library I would simply just read through the points that appeared interesting to me, taking in what was written as 'gospel', but since being involved with this project it's made the meaning of a journal much more colourful to me. I never realised the approval system behind articles that makes them so valuable. Journal articles must go through a reviewing process to ensure that their content brings additional value and pushes the boundaries of thought around the subject. Only if the reviewers accept that the article reaches the standards required will it be published.

This project has enabled me to get behind the scenes of the academic world I once knew as a student and I have learnt lots of things. I feel that the most important thing this project has taught me is that an article is someone's opinion and for it to be published it means that someone else must value what it says, but it doesn't necessarily mean it is 'right'. …

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