Haileybury Academic Letters

Remember that HAL is a 'letters journal'. This means that we seek short communications no longer than 2000 words that are of interest to a general, non-specialist audience. Besides this requirement,  HAL places value on originality and creativity.


HAL is intended for a general school audience. Therefore, authors are encouraged to avoid jargon, unless terms are carefully explained. The use of mathematics and diagrams is permitted, if the need is justified.



The Letters Format.

HAL publishes articles written by students in the broad areas of Social Science, Natural Science and Creative Writing. The articles must be authored solely by students. Articles jointly co-authored with persons who are not students are not permitted.

Within Social Science, articles can cover Economics, Business, Political Analysis, Psychology, History , Philosophy or Sociology. 

Articles from any area of study within the Natural Sciences are welcome, including Physics, Chemistry, Earth Studies or Biology.

For Creative Writing we seek short stories. Both fiction and non-fiction are welcome, though we encourage the authors to consider whether the non-fiction submissions can be developed for either of the other two sections.

Aims & Scope.