With the success of ‘Question’ Issue 3 – which was completed for university credits – I have taken on the design and typesetting of all subsequent issues independently. Through four editorial team changes I have ensured the consistent and engaging outcome of the physical and digital journal publication.
A selection of spreads from across issues.
'Question' is an academic journal which features creative writing and academic articles, from and managed by PhD research students within the South West & Wales Doctoral Training Partnership.
Issue 3: Frontiers.
Feedback and a behind the scenes insight from Issue 3 & 4's General Editor Andrea Romanzi.
Issue 4: Myth.
Following the existing format and template – formed in creating issue 3, and developed through all succeeding issues – necessary adjustments and decisions are made to each issue. These include: issue colour, cover image selection and layout, copy editing, placing images onto the grid inline with the relevant text, and styling new type elements (e.g. issue 4 displays a story besides its translation, and issue 5 saw the introduction of a script format, which is utilised again in issue 6).
Issue 5: Exchange.
Issue 6: Community.
At the time of producing issue 6 the editorial team decided to work on expanding their reach through their website. By making their website a traditional journal style, with landing pages and DOIs for each article separately. As such, I was asked to provide individual PDFs for viewing on screen.
With this shift from facing to continuous pages I made adjustments to how the grid is used to accommodate. The text column changes from the outside five columns of the six column grid, to the right five columns on every page. Running headers also change from outside alignment to righthand alignment. The page numbers cannot change for referencing purposes, and therefore the page and text size can only change proportionally. I determined this was not necessary as B5 and A4 are proportional, if it were the case a user wanted to print the documents.
An example of pages from an individual article, showing the adapted use of the grid, intended for viewing on screen.
Issue 7: Sustainability and Innovation.

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