Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Snapshot showcases the unique perspectives of La Trobe's undergraduate students.

Submissions are drawn from participating undergraduate subjects in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. For more information, read the selection policy

We welcome expressions of interest from other disciplines at La Trobe.


Section Policies

American Literature

This section is curated by Sofia Ahlberg

  • Sofia Ahlberg
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Understanding Youth

Curated by Paulina Billett

  • Paulina Billett
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Editorials are to be written by Section Editors (lecturers) who have curated an edition. Editorials provide background information for readers about what tasks students were asked to undertake for assessment. Section Editors may, at their discretion, include a breif overview of the reasons why they selected the pieces for their edition.

  • Sofia Ahlberg
  • Paulina Billett
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Cover images

Artowrk submitted for consideration for Snapshot covers will be selected according to relevance to the theme of the journal edition. Selection is at the discretion of the editor(s).

Artwork must:

  • be uploaded into the online journal system (OJS) in JPEG format
  • be medium-to-high resolution.
Artwork contributors will be required to set their work in the Snapshot cover template (in Photoshop), ensuring consistency of style for title design (template provided by editor after selection decision is made). Contributors will also be required to agree to the copyright conditions of the journal


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Peer Review Process

Contributions to Snapshot will be selected only from work submitted for assessment in a subject that has subscribed to the Snapshot journal process. Unsolicited submissions to Snapshot will only be accepted if they meet the criteria listed below and follow the unsolicited submission process. The explicit aim of the journal is to showcase work produced by La Trobe students during their studies.

All contributions to Snapshot are vetted by the lecturer(s) who volunteer(s) as section editor(s) for an issue of the journal. As section editors, lecturers are expected to adhere to four key criteria in consultation with the journal editor:

1. relevance to the theme of the journal issue;

2. achievement of the assessment criteria - as outlined when the assessment task was set - to the standard of C grade or above;

3. appropriateness of the work as an exemplar of the standard of undergraduate student work at La Trobe University, including mid-range as well as high-quality work;

4. the original perspective that represents the diversity of student voices at La Trobe University.

The lecturer will make recommendations to publish, rather than an anomymous reviewer. Submissions that meet these criteria but require additional work to improve the standard of writing will be referred to language consultants to ensure a minimum standard of content, structure and style.

Peer review within a subject's cohort will be undertaken at the discretion of the lecturer. This decision will be based on pedagogical appropriateness within the subject.


Publication Frequency

Snapshot journal is published four times a year; two editions will be published per semester (according to the Australian academic calendar).


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.

We ask that you cite all articles correctly, and respect our copyright policy.



Snapshot journal is published by the faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences to showcase undergraduate student work. It will act as an ongoing record of work that La Trobe students produce - one that shows their unique perspectives and insights into their studies. The journal will provide an example of the work that students produce from their very first year at university - so that students can see what that work is.

La Trobe students have so many stories to tell - about how their studies relate to their everyday lives, about the dreams they have for their future - Snapshot aims to capture those unique voices.