MIP - SIPR (Submissions - New)


The Stanford International Policy Review invites submissions from graduate students, policy practitioners, academics, and other professionals for its spring 2021 peer-reviewed print issue. SIPR publishes two issues per year, in the winter and in the spring. SIPR publishes articles, commentary, policy memos and issue briefs, as well as book reviews on international policy topics.

The spring 2021 issue theme is The Future of Internationalism. SIPR seeks articles that offer insightful policy analysis addressing the fissures and opportunities of the current international system. We invite authors to consider topics like the post-pandemic liberal international order, the United Nations at its 75th anniversary, and shared global challenges (e.g., climate change, terrorism, and technological governance). 

Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Articles submitted before March 15th will receive priority consideration for our fall issue. SIPR will cover the submission fee for the first 100 submissions. After that, the authors will be responsible for a $10 submission fee.


Submissions should abide by the following criteria:

  • Pieces must include a title.
  • Please submit the document in Microsoft Word format.
  • The Word document and Scholastica abstract must not include the author's name or any identifying details, such as references to your own work, to uphold our double-blind review process.
  • Footnotes must be Chicago-style format (endnotes). Authors who submit articles following Blue Book and other citation styles may be asked to convert their citations to Chicago.
  • General length requirements for each type of submission are:
    • Academic journal submissions: 6,000 words minimum
    • Long-form journalism and investigative pieces: 6,000 words minimum
    • Opinion pieces and commentary: 600-800 words
    • Book Review: 800-1,200 words
    • Policy Memos and Issue Briefs: 1000-1500 words maximum
  • Pieces must not be submitted to other journals.
  • The submission cannot be published elsewhere in substantially similar form or with substantially similar content.
  • One submission per author.
  • CV/resume submission is optional and can be uploaded in the "Supporting Files" section.

To submit an article for general consideration, please use Scholastica. Before submitting an article, we encourage authors to consider how their piece directly and creatively contributes to ongoing policy debates and ensure that it is not better suited to a discipline-specific journal. We do not accept paper or email submissions. If you have any questions, please contact the editorial team at stanfordipr@stanford.edu.