Paper Submissions for Volume VIII (2018)

The XJOP invites undergraduate students from any class or major to submit papers for publication on topics of interest to students of political science, including American Politics, Comparative Politics, Political Economy, International Affairs, and Political Theory.

Paper Requirements

  • The journal's main focus is publication of research papers that contribute to knowledge or understanding in the discipline.  Students are also welcome to submit high-quality class essays, research designs, literature reviews, academic posters, and research notes for consideration. 
  • Only papers of the highest quality will be considered for publication (upon submission they should be A or A- quality papers)
  • Papers of any length may be submitted for consideration. 
  • All Research Papers, Research Designs, Literature Reviews and Essays must include an abstract of 125-150 words
  • Paper must follow APSA style and format guidelines (see the resources page)

How to Submit your Paper

All student submissions should be e-mailed to   If you have questions, please contact professor Mack Mariani at  

Submission Deadline

The final deadline for student submissions will be May 15, 2018.