About the Journal

Focus and Scope 

Aigne is rooted in the scholarship and expertise of University College Cork’s College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (CACSSS). As an interdisciplinary journal, it is interested in all aspects of the Arts, Humanities, Digital Arts and Social Sciences.

Aigne has just published the 2023 Issue themed Liminality: Transitions and Marginalities.


Presently, Aigne issues a theme based call for papers annually. Authors are invited to submit a 250-500 words abstract of their proposed paper in addition to their CV for consideration.

Authors will be required to submit a 5,000 to 7,000 word article by the set deadline.

We welcome submissions in both English and Irish languages, and we encourage postgraduates from UCC and around the world to submit their papers.

To be considered for publication, all papers must adhere to Aigne’s Author Guidelines and be thoroughly proofread prior to submission.  

Peer Review Process

Once you submit your manuscript, it will be assigned to a member of our Editorial Board, who will read it and make a decision about whether it is appropriate for Aigne. If the manuscript is accepted it will then be sent to external reviewers through the online Open Journal System, thus guaranteeing anonymity at all times. Reviewers are not identified to the authors unless specifically requested by the referee.

Following our peer review guidelines, the reviewer will read the manuscript and make one of the following decisions:

___    Accept without modification
___    Accept with minor changes
___    Ask for resubmission following major revision
___    Reject

When the reviewer has decided that changes should be made to a manuscript, the author will have the opportunity to prepare a revision within the deadlines specified. The revised manuscript will be sent either to the same reviewers or to new ones, depending on what is deemed appropriate by the editor. The revision should include an explanation of the major changes undertaken.

Once the revision process has ended satisfactorily, your paper will be accepted for publication and your editor will be in contact about the final dates of appearance.

Book Reviews 

Aigne offers a selection of books for review which are advertised in our call for reviewers. We invite potential reviewers to submit their CV for consideration.

Books not listed in our calls may also be considered by review. If you have a request contact us (aigne@ucc.ie) before the date specified in the call. You should include the abstract of the book and a sentence or two detailing the relevance of the book to the theme. Please title your email “Book Review Request: Surname, Forename” and attach an up-to-date Resume/CV.  

Selected reviewers will be required to submit a c. 1000-word review by the set deadline.

To be considered for publication, all reviews must adhere to Aigne’s Author Guidelines (http://aigne.ucc.ie/index.php/aigne/about/submissions#authorGuidelines) and be thoroughly proofread prior to submission. 

Event Reports 

The journal accepts academic event reports from national and international events. Submissions can include reports from Irish conferences, international conferences, and other academic events in the realm of humanities and social sciences.

 An event report as sought by Aigne is approximately 1,000 words in length, uses the Harvard referencing style and should generally contain the following details:

  • The event should have occurred within the year prior to publication.
  • Authors should specify location, date and the timeline of a conference/ academic event along with day-to-day proceedings.
  • An overview should be given of the proceedings of a conference or a particular event.
  • Authors should detail the core ideas of any particular presentation along with the arguments given and the conclusions arrived at.
  • The report should connect the individual talks with the overarching themes and issues central to the conference.

Potential contributors are asked to contact the editors (aigne@ucc.ie) to agree the submission of a report.

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.