INSpire is a student-led undergraduate journal of the International Studies Department at the American University of Sharjah (AUS).
Our mission is to publish exceptional undergraduate research papers written by our students and to provide an easily accessible platform for students.
INSpire also offers students who wish to pursue a career in academia a unique learning experience in the process of publishing peer-reviewed research.
The journal also reflects the interdisciplinarity of the International Studies Department and the diversity of AUS.
All papers that are eligible for publication with INSpire go through a multi-stage peer-review process by our Editorial Board, which is under the supervision of our faculty advisors. At INSpire, faculty advisors ensure that student editors abide by a formal editorial process and only publish papers that meet high-quality standards.
The journal’s website also aims to keep the AUS community up-to-date with events and news related to our department.