Aims & ethos

Insider Imprint is a Life Sciences journal run by PhD students, for undergraduate and master's students at the University of Liverpool. The journal  goals are to:

  • Provide a platform for undergraduate and masters students to showcase their many activities and successes
  • To inspire the upcoming generation of students through facilitation of transfer of knowledge & experiences between students
  • To support students in becoming confident and competent presenting their work, ideas and experiences for publication
  • Communicate the best Life Sciences research from the students of the University of Liverpool
  • Provide opportunities for PhD students to gain experience in the processes underpinning academic journal publishing
Collaboration ~ Sharing ~ Supporting Success

We publish research articles, literature reviews, reflective pieces such as those on work experience/internships, essays on current topics, art work and more.. 

Meet the team 

Meet the team behind Insider Imprint! We are a dedicated team of PhD students from across the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences working in collaboration with Dr Fabia Allen in bringing you this journal. Interested in joining us?

Fabia Allen

Managing Editor

Lecturer in the School of Life Sciences


Kerry Hanna

Assistant Managing Editor

Lecturer in Orthoptics


George Chiduza


PhD student in Department of Biochemistry

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Shahjahan Shigdar

Editor and Peer-review Manager

PhD student in Musculoskeletal Biology

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Stephanie French


PhD student in Pharmacology

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Declan Manning

Editor and Artistic Director

PhD student Department of Biochemistry


Juhi Gupta


PhD student in Pharmacology


Alistair Jones

Editor and Social Media Manager

PhD student in Translational Medicine

Journal Policies

  1. Submissions must be primarily the work of student author(s). The journal uses plagiarism software to prevent the misrepresentation of work. Plagiarism will not be tolerated and instances of plagiarism may be escalated within the faculty.
  2. The first and corresponding author on the published paper is expected to be a current or recently graduated student of the University of Liverpool.
  3. The paper may have multiple authors, including staff members, to reflect intellectual and practical contributions to the article. All authors are expected to review the final manuscript before submission to Insider Imprint.
  4. Submission of a manuscript implies that it is unpublished work that is not presently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  5. The author(s) retain copyright to their work, and grant Insider Imprint a non-exclusive right to publish the article with a Creative Commons - Attribution licence.
  6. The author is responsible for gaining permission from copyright holders for the use of any previously published material including tables, figures or illustrations.. The author is expected to gain appropriate permission from supervisors and/or line managers for the use of any sensitive material. The author(s) indemnify Insider Imprint against any legal breaches discovered in the future. 
  7. The journal will respect the moral rights of the author(s) to remain clearly associated with the paper, and will not make alteration to its content without consultation with the corresponding author.
  8. The editorial board is responsible for deciding whether the manuscript is accepted, returned for revision, or rejected. The author(s) permit the journal to make necessary editorial changes as part of the review process.
  9. Manuscripts that demonstrate significant deviations from the submission guidelines (including referencing style) may be returned without review.
  10. The review process will entail communication between the editorial board and the corresponding author. Supervisors may advise students on reviewers’ comments, but only students may rewrite.
  11. For all submissions authors must declare, as a footnote in the submission, all potential and actual conflicts of interest. By signing the submission form, authors are declaring that they have disclosed all their conflicts of interest. 
  12. Authors must declare if their submission is the same as or based on previously submitted coursework
  13. The peer-review process will be double blind. However once an article is published the peer-reviewers will revealed, named on the paper.