Focus and Scope

Glocality is a student-faculty-run multidisciplinary undergraduate academic journal which offers students from universities around the world a serious scientific tool to share their knowledge with the rest of the scholarly community worldwide.

Glocality aims to promote academic and scientific applied research that explores the relationship between global and local and create critical glocal thinking to deal with the challenges ahead of us. We aim to create young schools of thought and develop innovative approaches, solutions and technologies for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Therefore, we welcome and acknowledge papers from undergraduate students who bring more insight to sustainable development not only for the academic community but also for practitioners.

Our goals are to:
· introduce students into research disciplines and the publishing process
· encourage undergraduates to write at an academic level
· make the results of undergraduate research accessible to everyone
· include voices across all disciplines in a multimedia format
· create a glocal community of scholars who contribute to the knowledge society

Publication Frequency

The journal is published online as a continuous volume and issue throughout the year. Articles are made available as soon as they are ready to ensure that there are no unnecessary delays in getting content  publically available.

Special collections of articles are welcomed and will be published as part of the normal issue, but also within a separate collection page.

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. There is no embargo on the journal’s publications. Submission and acceptance dates, along with publication dates, are made available on the PDF format for each paper.

Authors of articles published remain the copyright holders and grant third parties the right to use, reproduce, and share the article according to the Creative Commons license agreement.

Authors are encouraged to publish their data in recommended repositories. For a list of generic and subject specific repositories that meet our peer review criteria, see here.

Journal Archiving

The journal’s publisher, Ubiquity Press, focuses on making content discoverable and accessible through indexing services. Content is also archived around the world to ensure long-term availability.

This journal is indexed by the following services:

In addition, all journals are available for harvesting via OAI-PMH.

To ensure permanency of all publications, this journal also utilises CLOCKSS, and LOCKSS archiving systems to create permanent archives for the purposes of preservation and restoration.

If the journal is not indexed by your preferred service, please let us know by emailing support@ubiquitypress.com or alternatively by making an indexing request directly with the service.

Journal Statistics

Core journal statistics for the 2020 volume:

Submissions received111
Reviews requested299
Reviews received317
Total Rejections49
...of which, Desk rejects53
Acceptance rate740%
Time from submission to publication8202.5 days


1Number of new articles received by the journal
2Number of peer review invitation emails that were sent out
3Number of completed peer review reports received
4Total number of articles rejected (including desk rejects)
5Number of articles rejected prior to peer review
6Number of articles that received a 'Accept for publication' decision
7Number of acceptances, as a percentage, against the total number of final decisions
8'Mean' average from submission to publication for all publications in the volume

The journal only displays advertisements that are of relevance to its scope and will be of interest to the readership (e.g. upcoming conferences). All advertising space is provided free of charge and the editor and publisher have the right to decline or withdraw adverts at any point.

If you wish to propose a potential advert then please contact the editorial team. All adverts are displayed in the right column of the journal and will need to fit a 120 pixel wide space. All advert images will have to be provided to the publisher.

Supporting Organizations

Glocality was realized with support from Open Access Publishing Services.

OPuS aims to promote and encourage the Open Access publication model for academic and applied research results.

Statement from the Editor

Given that Glocality is an online journal run by an editorial team composed of students and faculty from Windesheim Honours College, articles could be submitted by students of this college. The Editorial Board reiterates that all peer reviewers for articles submitted are independent reviewers who uphold the integrity of the journal and serve no conflicting role or are familiar with the authors of articles submitted.

Annotation and post-publication comment

The journal platform permits readers to leave comments and in-browser annotations via hypothes.is. Readers will require a hypothes.is account to create annotations, and will have the option to make these public or private. Comments may be moderated by the journal, however, if they are non-offensive and relevant to the publication subject, comments will remain online without edit.