Submissions to the Journal of Public and International Affairs

The Journal of Public and International Affairs (JPIA) is now in its 34th year. It is an academic journal publishing exceptional policy papers and articles of APSIA school graduate students in U.S. policy, international relations, development studies, and economic policy.

The Journal seeks pieces that are outstanding in their research quality and include specific policy recommendations. We encourage submissions from students of diverse and traditionally underrepresented backgrounds in policy scholarship, or that engage with issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

How to Submit

Submissions for the 34th edition of JPIA are now open!

Please submit your personal particulars through the form and upload your submission as a Microsoft Word Doc. 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 [email protected].

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)

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 2022, the editorial team had representatives from 11 schools. These members are often the editorial leadership of journals published at their respective universities.  

JPIA runs a rigorous, double-blind selection process. All submissions are read multiple times by multiple members of the editorial team, even if that submission is not selected for the Journal. 

The 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.