The Albatross was founded in September 2010 and was designed to provide a forum for the exceptional scholarship of undegraduate students of English literature at the University of Victoria. The first issue was published in March 2011 and is available online.
The Albatross is entirely designed and produced by undergraduate students of the University of Victoria Department of English.
The Albatross logo was designed by Stephen Leckie (editor-in-chief, 2014-15); the current banner and further branded created by Alexie Glover (Communications Director, 2015-16).
There have been numerous students who have contributed to the intellectual and physical development of The Albatross. Each issue lists all staff—from editors to peer-reviewers—on the inside cover.