Sentio is a new online journal founded and edited by PhD students from the ESRC-funded South-east Network for the Social Sciences (SeNSS) Doctoral Training Partnership. The journal’s name, Sentio, translates to “I sense”, and reflects our editorial interest in exploring the multiple and varied means by which knowledge may be produced in and through the social sciences.

We invite submissions from doctoral researchers and scholars from all institutions as our current and future collaborators and interlocutors. Articles will be selected on the basis of merit and contribution to the journal’s theme, not the author’s institutional affiliation.

We aim to publish contributions from PhD candidates, postgraduate students, early-career researchers (ECRs) and scholars that speak to current debates within and across all social sciences disciplines. Submissions to the journal may comprise theoretical, methodological, and empirical scholarship pertaining to the journal’s theme, or reports, commentaries, and personal reflections on issues relevant to social science scholarship. We particularly welcome submissions from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Sentio is comprised of three sections:
▪ Features (1,000-1,500 words) containing interviews, book reviews, and reportage of current events.

▪ Reflections (250-1,500 words) featuring informal deliberation on fieldwork, methodology, grant/job application writing, and other aspects of PhD/ECR life.

▪ Articles (1,000-3,000 words; references not included) featuring short academic articles, usually brief versions of PhD chapters, conference submissions, or journal articles, giving contributors a platform to publish early-stage ideas, theories, or findings from their research as they emerge.

Editorial Teams

The four overall editors of the journal are doctoral researchers based at the University of Sussex, all working in different disciplines in the social sciences.

  • Laura Jung, University of Sussex
  • Rosa Marvell, University of Sussex
  • Emilia Melossi, University of Sussex
  • Marie Tuley, University of Sussex

Sentio also has distinct editorial teams for each of the journal sections

Articles editorial team

  • Margaret Anthony, Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Rosa Marvell, University of Sussex
  • Pori Saikia, University of Essex
  • Marie Tuley, University of Sussex

Features editorial team

  • Narayan Bhattarai, Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Jon Franklin, University of East Anglia
  • Laura Jung, University of Sussex
  • Anne Murphy, University of East Anglia
  • Emma Speer, University of East Anglia

Reflections editorial team

  • David Abbott, University of East Anglia
  • Melissa Barker, Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Elena Caruso, University of Kent
  • Emilia Melossi, University of Sussex
  • Rich Thornton, University of Sussex