Submission Guidelines

The submission window is open from October 1st to January 31st each year.  Each submission should be sent to with a file name that includes the contributor’s name. The paper should not have any identifying information within the document itself.


To be eligible to submit, contributors must meet the following requirements:

  • At least one author must be a current graduate student or recent graduate. Preference is given to students and recent alumni from Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs member or affiliated schools.
  • Recent graduates must have graduated within the same calendar year the submission cycle begins.
  • Have permission from all authors of the paper prior to submitting. 

Paper and Format Requirements

All submissions must meet the following requirements:

  • Papers must be original research. Master’s theses, independent research papers, and co-authored faculty research are welcome.
  • Papers should fall within the range of 4,000-10,000 words, excluding citations and bibliography.
  • Papers should conform to Chicago Manual of Style prior to publication.

Selection Process

The Editorial Staff runs the selection process. The process is a two-stage blind review. The first stage is conducted by the editorial staff and includes final review of each paper by the Editors-in-Chief. At the next stage, papers will be reviewed by multiple members of the Faculty Review Board. Contributors are notified at each stage of the process. If a paper is published in another publication prior to the completion of the process, the contributor must inform the editorial staff.

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