Carnegie Mellon University

The Carnegie Mellon University Journal of Politics and Strategy invites students to submit original research on any topic related to international relations and political science. Undergraduate and Master’s students from all Carnegie Mellon University colleges and disciplines are invited to submit. Work that has been submitted for a grade in a prior or current CMU course is eligible for submission. 

Submission Guidelines

1) Submissions should be five pages including section headings, footnotes, pictures, graphs, tables, etc., Times New Roman 12, single-spaced.

2) Citations should be formatted in accordance with Chicago Manual of Style rules.

3) Submissions must include a cover sheet with the author's name, email address, and essay title. The author’s name should appear on the cover sheet only. 

Students should submit their work electronically to the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal, Abby Schachter, at, with the subject line “IPS Journal Submission."

Questions?  Please contact Abby Schachter at

Journal online submission guidelines 

Eligibility: We are currently limiting submissions to faculty, fellows, academic scholars, and senior practitioners. Contributors will generally have a PhD or equivalent experience. If you are an undergraduate or Master's student interested in publishing with the Journal, we would encourage you to submit an article to the next print issue!

Length: 750-1,500 words. We may consider exceptional longer essay submissions on occasion.

Format: Email your pitch and/or draft piece (in a Word document) to the Editor-in-Chief, Abby Schachter, at, with “IPS Journal submission” in the subject line.

Style Considerations: Be concise. Avoid heavy academic style. Citations should be hyperlinked within the text of the article (formal citations, including footnotes, are not recommended).

Deadline: Submissions will be considered on a rolling basis.

What to Expect: If your pitch or draft is accepted for publication, you can expect some back and forth with Abby editing your piece. Once finalized, articles will go live on the Journal website.