Focus and Scope

Constellations is a student-run, student-written, and student-reviewed undergraduate journal, using a traditional peer-review system common to academic journals. Constellations strives to provide a forum for young historians and classicists to have the experience of writing for an academic journal. In order to maximize the number of opportunities for undergraduate students to have their work published, Constellations is very broad in its scope and will accept papers on any topic that is historical or classical in scope, even from non-history or classics courses. Submissions are accepted from all of the University of Alberta campuses: Main Campus, Augustana and Campus St. Jean, and may be in either French or English.

We are looking for 3XX and 4XX level papers that received a minimum of an A- grade.

Peer Review Process


The peer-review system is a method used by academic journals to best ensure that the articles published are academically rigorous and well written and well researched.  Once the author submits his or her paper, the editor reviews the paper to determine a minimum of two reviewers to read the manuscript.  These reviewers do not know who the author is nor does the author who reviewed the manuscript.  This ensures that the reviewing process is as unbiased as possible.  After the reviewers review the manuscript, they determine whether the manuscript should be rejected, accepted with major adjustments, or accepted with few to no adjustments.  These reviewed manuscripts are then returned to the author to make the changes as they see fit then submitted once again.  Then final decision to have the manuscript included in the journal is made and final adjustments and corrections are made and finally the manuscript is included in the journal.  The high degree of reviewing and corrections means that deadlines must absolutely be followed or it will not be included in the journal.

Publication Frequency

Fall Issue: first Monday of January

Winter Issue: first Monday of May 

If you have questions about submissions or are interested in becoming a reviewer, please e-mail

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.