Write for IPPR

This year’s Journal theme is “Status Quo and Social Change“. For more information about submitting to the Journal and Blog, please see below

Who Can Contribute?

The International Public Policy Review welcomes submission from all UCL School of Public Policy students with the aim of showcasing excellent contributions. We welcome contributions from undergraduates, postgraduates, PhDs and academics. Additionally, we do accept submission from non-UCL students, but will give priority to work submitted by UCL students.

Journal Submissions

We are looking for submissions that fall under this year’s theme: “Status Quo and Social Change“. Submissions can cover a wide range of topics within international public policy including foreign policy, economics, politics, governance, environment, security and human rights.

We urge contributors to make sure their piece conforms to the categories listed below, as we take this into account in the selection process. Abstracts are accepted on a rolling basis, and provide an excellent opportunity to confirm that your suggested article fits within the theme. Please note that acceptance of an abstract topic does not guarantee your article will be accepted to the journal.

Please feel free to contact us if you wish to discuss your ideas before you start writing and we will let you know if it falls under the theme. For more information or to submit an article or abstract, please contact polsci.ippr@ucl.ac.uk.

Longform Articles

Longform articles are intended to showcase students’ scholarship. They must be original pieces of research. You are welcome to submit essays you may have written for your course. If you wish to submit an essay which you have not produced as part of your course you may do so, but we recommend passing it by a teacher beforehand.

These should be between 2000-5000 words and appropriately referenced.

Policy Reviews

Policy reviews should give a short overview that outlines the debates in a policy area. 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 could to do to address the problem, as well as the likelihood of action being taken.

These should be 1500-3000 words.

Blog Articles

For more information, or to submit an article to the blog, please contact salwa.mansuri.19@ucl.ac.uk AND polsci.ippr@ucl.ac.uk in the same email. Additionally please fill out this google form.

Original pieces on anything that piques the author’s interest. We encourage submissions that cover a range of topics within international public policy including, but not limited to: foreign policy, economics, politics, governance, environment, security and human rights.

Words: 750 – 2000.

Opinion Pieces

We want your thoughts! A more informal commentary on an issue of the authors choice. Give a short outline of the issue, but the most importantly write your thoughts and spark a debate.

Words: 500 – 800

Event Summaries and Policy Updates

We would love to hear about any external events that you have attended. Try and include a short paragraph at the end on your overall thoughts and impressions of the ideas discussed in the talk.

Words: 500 – 800.

Anything interesting policy wise going on in your home country? We’d like to hear about it.

Words: 200 – 500.


We are also looking for high quality photos to include the journal. We welcome any photo essays you think may be relevant to the theme. Winning submissions will be included in the journal and cover.

Additional Information

Word limits are not 100% strict, so if you have something close enough send it in, but do try to stick to them where possible! If you have a piece that is much longer but you think is great, get in touch with us anyway and we’ll consider it.

The submissions for the IPPR open on the 18th of January, the deadline for submissions will be on the 10th of May, but we will be looking at submissions on a rolling basis throughout next term, so please do get them in as soon as possible before that deadline! The Journal will be published in late June 2019/early July.