Submission Guidelines

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

Eligibility

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

  • At least one author must be a current or recent graduate of an Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs member or affiliated school.
  • 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 be a minimum of 4,000 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.

If you have any questions, please contact us at sinosphere@ucsd.edu.

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