Submissions to the Journal of Public and International Affairs

The Journal of Public and International Affairs is now in its 31st year. It is an academic journal publishing the exceptional work of graduate students in U.S. policy, international relations, development studies, and economic policy.

Graduate and professional students from APSIA schools are encouraged to submit policy papers and articles on contemporary issues. JPIA seeks pieces that are not only outstanding in their research quality but also include specific policy recommendations.

How to Submit

Submissions for the 32nd edition of JPIA will open in the fall of 2020.

Please see below and our FAQ for additional information.


You must be currently enrolled as a student at an APSIA member school or have graduated from an APSIA member school during the current calendar year. (APSIA Member Directory)

Contributions must be submitted using this form. Please submit your personal particulars through the form and upload your submission as a Word Doc or PDF. Your file should be named as follows: LastName_FirstName_SchoolName. No identifying information should be included within the body of the paper. For example, names of the author, coauthors, advisors, or your school should not appear anywhere in the document.

All published papers will be required to use Chicago Manual of Style citations. For any queries, please write to

Selection Process

The selection process for the Journal of Public and International Affairs (JPIA) is run by an editorial team composed of students from APSIA schools. The editorial leadership team is comprised of Princeton University students who are selected through an application process. The rest of the editorial team is composed of students from both U.S. and international APSIA schools. In 2019, the editorial team had representatives from 12 schools. These members are often the editorial leadership of journals published at their respective universities.  

JPIA runs a rigorous, blind selection process. All submissions are scrubbed of potentially identifying information. In addition, all submissions are read multiple times by multiple members of the editorial team, even if that submission is not selected for the Journal.

All submissions are read by the editorial team at JPIA's annual Reading Weekend, which is held for three days in February at Princeton University. All members of the JPIA editorial team participate in Reading Weekend. Authors of accepted submissions are notified shortly after Reading Weekend concludes.

If you have any additional questions about submitting to the Journal, contact us.