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About Inscribe


Inscribe: A journal of undergraduate student writing in and about Asia is a refereed electronic journal which publishes writing by Hong Kong Polytechnic University and overseas undergraduate students from all disciplines. With the introduction of the English Reading and Writing Requirement under the 4-year curriculum, Inscribe is launched to support the University’s emphasis on writing by cultivating a community of writers in the University. By showcasing polished and professionally written work by students, the journal allows students to experience an academic publishing environment which provides a platform to develop their publication and research skills.

Inscribe is also a student journal, and therefore interested students are invited to join the team as student editors. Training will be provided to hone these skills, and while the current faculty team retains the right to make final decisions (should this prove necessary), it will take on a primarily advisory role, and the Student Board is encouraged to discuss with the Advisors on matters such as the direction in which they would like to see the journal heading.

Submissions are invited throughout the year. All submissions are initially evaluated against a set of guidelines to ensure that they meet the requirements of the journal. Potential papers will then undergo a series of reviewing and editing processes, including a one-hour tutorial meeting between the student and a journal editor. Accepted papers will be published in either September / February depending on the submission date. Through the editing experience, students will be empowered to become independent writers and researchers.

All published papers will be open to access by the University and wider communities. An interactive publishing platform, Inscribe encourages intellectual discussion and commentary on student authors’ work and, in the long run, contributes to the building of a knowledge base through the collaboration within the University community on subjects of interest.

 Inscribe is hosted and supported by the English Language Centre of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.


  • Ms. Chrissy Burns (Editorial)
  • Dr. Dennis Foung (Executive)

Faculty Editors

  • Dr. Bruce Morrison
  • Dr. Svetlana Chigaeva
  • Ms. Caitlin Feenstra
  • Ms. Ksenia Troshina
  • Mr. Phil Todd
  • Ms. Shari Lughmani

Senior Faculty Advisor

  • Ms. Shari Lughmani

Founding Editor-in-Chief

  • Mr. Dean A. F. Gui


  • Mr. Adam Barker
  • Mr. Jim Lo
  • Mr. Keenan Manning
  • Ms. Caroline Nixon
  • Mr. Phil Todd
  • Ms. Bonnie Wu