General Guidance on Submissions
We encourage you to submit regardless of your experience: we are an open and friendly bunch of students, just like you, who value ideas for their own sake and will only reject papers with adequate reason. Regardless of whether yours is accepted we would love to read it and offer feedback to encourage development.
We accept submissions at any time, but if you want your paper to be reviewed for the latest edition please get it to us before the latest deadline.
The journal's focus is politics, but this is taken in a broad sense. Submissions are taken from a whole range of areas including Political Theory, International Politics, Political Economy, Comparative Politics, Public Policy and Public Law. Any paper from a subject within the social sciences can be considered by the editorial board, as long as that paper has clear political relevance. Where papers are not therefore inherently political, the author must emphasise and illustrate the political significance of their work both within their abstract and within their paper.
Remember: For the present, the journal only accepts internal submissions from University of Manchester undergraduate students. You will find detailed submission guidelines below, as well as links to relevant forms.
Please include the following when submitting:
1. The completed submission form (below) including your 150 word abstract.
2. Your paper. This should be 2,000 to 8,000 words long, devoid of course code or identification marks and be presented in size 12 Times New Roman font, double spaced, with page numbers. Please don't submit a prompt as your essay title.
All submissions should be made to: