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October 26, 2023

Happy Tenth Birthday to Us

With its autumn 2023 issue, Exchanges reaches a decade in print.


Birthday issue coverHere we are at our 26th overall issue, and a whole ten years from when we first started. It has been a long time to get here from there, and there’s been a whole lot of scholarly water under the publication bridge. Yes, with today’s publication of Vol 11(1), we can officially celebrate reaching the milestone of our first decade – tea and medals all round I think.[1]

In writing the copy for this issue’s editorial, I checked back into the first issue, which was actually published 8th October 2013, so we’re actually already into our second decade. However, many moons ago we stabilised on an ‘end of October’ publication date – varying between the last Thursday in the month or on occasion the actual 31 October itself. [2] Hence you get this new, birthday issue, today.

Now, I’m not going to belabour the ‘Exchanges story’ here, because I go into the history of the journal in some detail in the editorial – so I’ll save you from a repeat. Instead, here’s the table of contents for the issue so you can go and read the much more exciting articles we’ve got there instead.

Issue links: or

  • Montague-Hellen, B., 2023. Placing ChatGPT in the context of disruptive technology in academic publishing. Exchanges: The Interdisciplinary Research Journal, 11(1),1-16. DOI: 10.31273/eirj.v11i1.1289.
  • De Silva, C., 2023. The Rise of Conceptual Association and Linguistic Register as Advertiser Persuasive Instruments: An Australian study of press artefacts 1800s–1950s. Exchanges: The Interdisciplinary Research Journal, 11(1), 17-47. DOI: 10.31273/eirj.v11i1.1256.
  • Marshall, J., 2023.Sustainability: Getting everyone involved. Exchanges: The Interdisciplinary Research Journal, 11(1), 48-65. DOI: 10.31273/eirj.v11i1.1219.
  • Kowalczyk, A., 2023. Emerging from the COVID-19 Cocoon: A critical reflection on pedagogical changes in Higher Education. Exchanges: The Interdisciplinary Research Journal, 11(1), 66-76. DOI: 10.31273/eirj.v11i1.1282.
  • Khair Allah, R., 2023. Reflections on AI in Humanities: Amplifying the marginalised voices of women. Exchanges: The Interdisciplinary Research Journal, 11(1), 77-84. DOI: 10.31273/eirj.v11i1.1453.
  • Khair Allah, R., 2023. Review: The Body in Twilight: Representation of the Human Body, Sexuality and Struggle in Contemporary Arab Art. Exchanges: The Interdisciplinary Research Journal, 11(1), 84-91. DOI: 10.31273/eirj.v11i1.1349.
  • Johnson, G.J., 2023. Coming Back to Where You Started is Not the Same as Never Leaving: Editorial, Volume 11, Part 1. Exchanges: The Interdisciplinary Research Journal, 11(1), i-xxii. DOI: 10.31273/eirj.v11i1.1457.

Naturally, now this issue is out the heavy lifting starts on promoting it, its content and of course the brand new call for papers – about which I’ll blog shortly. And then next week, why it’s onto to chasing up progress on all the papers on our other forthcoming special and regular issues. Sadly, for an editor, the end of one issue’s progress is really only the start of the real focussed labour on the next one!



[1] I settled for tea and a biscuit. Don’t think the Exchanges petty cash stretches to much more.

[2] I work Tue-Thu on Exchanges, so this is the last working Thursday of the month for me normally. Oddly despite the synchronicity with Halloween, we’ve not yet put out a horror or pumpkin spice themed issue. Perhaps this is a gap in the market?

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