Publishing with SIPR
The Stanford International Policy Review publishes work by undergraduate, master’s, and Ph.D. students at Stanford University. Individuals from any degree program can publish with us.
What we publish
We have two categories of articles; opinion pieces or analyses on any international policy-related topics (broadly defined). We take pieces on a wide range of topics which is reflective of the broad interests of the student body. Check out our previous articles on the home page for examples of previous topics. If you are unsure if your article is one we would take you can always reach out to the editors on the "About" page to discuss it with us!
When we publish
Our next publication cycle will be in Stanford's Fall Quarter. If you are interested in writing for SIPR, you can sign up here to join their mailing list and to get updates on publications and calls for submissions.
What you can expect from the publication process
At the start of the quarter, the editorial board will review all proposed articles to ensure this is the right forum for publishing them. We then assign editors to authors based on interests and background knowledge. The first draft will be due at the start of the quarter. Your editor will give you tips on how to improve your piece, and you’ll be asked to consider these suggestions. There are normally between 2-4 rounds of edits (depending on the piece), but we allow time for 4.
SIPR drafting guidelines:
- Keep it short - you should be aiming for 1000-2000 words in length. You want to keep the reader engaged. Challenge yourself to write it in as few words as possible.
- Sources should be given as hyperlinks within the paragraph (and as far as possible link to publically available evidence/not sources behind paywalls).
- Write for the average Stanford student (don't assume too much expert knowledge and explain any key technical terms that you use).
- Avoid too much jargon and be sure to spell out acronyms the first time you use them.
Note on generative AI use
All authors have attested that their work is their own and generative AI has not been used to write their articles. SIPR does not allow for the use of generative AI to provide substantive support for any article. Please contact the editorial team if you have any questions.