Write for IPPR - 2012/13
Who can contribute?
The International Public Policy Review is a student run online journal that welcomes submission from all UCL students. We operate under the School of Public Policy, and we particularly invite contributions from policy students , but all undergraduates, postgraduates, PhDs and academics are welcome to contribute as long as the contributions fall within our guidelines.
What are we looking for
We are mostly looking for submission that covers topics from foreign policy, economics, politics, governance, environment, security and human rights.
However, this list is by no means exhaustive. If you are interested in a theme not covered by this list, send us a message on facebook or fill out the form available in the 'Contact' section, and we will give you a short feedback on the suitability of your topic.
We are looking for contribution within three categories: opinion pieces, policy reviews and academic articles.
The opinion piece is a short commentary to something you have read (in the media or otherwise), heard or seen recently, and that has inspired you to voice your opinion on the issue. You should give a short outline of the issue, but the most important thing is that you write passionately and try to provide meaningful and useful information that can spark a debate.
- As an opinion pieces start a discussion, they should be relatively short. Our guideline length is 400-600 words.
- The opinion piece does not need to be thoroughly researched, but should be based on facts. We appreciate links to relevant newspaper articles etc so that people can easily access new information about the issue.
- It can, if you wish, be heavily opinionated, but should be based on reality
- You It can also be anonymous if you want, but you are welcome to include your name
The policy reviews should give a short overview of an area where you in precise words outline the debates currently going on in one of the areas mentioned above. You should identify the relevant actors, outline the big questions within the debate(s) and provide a short guide to what the international community, state actors and non-state actors ought to do to address the policy problem and how likely they are to do it.
- Should be a medium long text as you outline a policy area. Our guideline length is 1,500-3,000 words
- The review has to be properly researched and referenced
- It should be a topic you are interested in, but should not be as opinionated as the blog post
The articles have to follow the more traditional form of scholarship. It must be an original submission of new policy-based research that treats the subject comprehensively and in detail. You are welcome to include or adapt essays you may have written in previous years. However, if you wish to submit essays which are yet to be marked, please contact your tutor.
- Normal article length – from 5,000-10,000 words
- Has to be properly researched and referenced
- Topics can cover themes including, but not limited to: foreign policy, economics, politics, governance, environment, security and human rights
- The submission has to have relevance to current international policy issues
- Submissions showing originality and innovation in research will be particularly valued.Guidelines
- Submissions should be original and unpublished
- Papers should be submitted as Microsoft Word files (any version) from a UCL email address through the form accessible from the Contact section of our website.
References should be compiled in the University of Chicago Style, amalgamated and signalled serially in the text of the article by superscripts. The references should be typed as footnotes. For books, citations should give the author, the title of the book (italicized), the editor(s) or translator(s) if applicable, city, publisher and date of publication, and the appropriate page number(s) or volume and page number(s) if applicable. For periodicals, citations should include the author’s name, title of the article (in quotations), the title of the periodical (italicized), issue information (volume, issue number, date), and the relevant page number(s). Quotations should be in double quotes. Substantial quotations should be indented and single-spaced without quotation marks. For all other questions of reference and style, refer to our style guide or The Chicago Manual of Style, 14th edition.