14 October 2010

Call for Submissions: The Women’s Policy Journal of Harvard

Post date: 14 October 2010
Deadline: 15 November 2010

The Women’s Policy Journal of Harvard, John F. Kennedy School of Government is a student-run, nonpartisan review dedicated to publishing interdisciplinary work on policy making and politics affecting women. The Journal strives to improve the quality of public policies affecting women with the intention of furthering female economic, social, and political empowerment. The Journal is currently accepting submissions for their Spring 2011 volume. Editors seek papers that explore the impact of public policies on women around the world and provide new insight into issues affecting diverse groups of women. Deadline for papers: November 15, 2010.

Also welcome are articles and commentaries that offer a gendered or a woman’s perspective on pressing political, social, and economic policy issues or investigate the role of women in the policy-making sphere.

Email inquiries and submissions to wpjh@hks.harvard.edu

Selection Criteria

The WPJH will be selecting papers for publication based on the following criteria:

* Timeliness of topic to current women’s and gender policy discussions
* Originality and depth of research and ideas
* Sophistication and style of arguments
* Contribution to scholarship and policy making

Submission Guidelines

* Research articles should be between 4,000 and 7,000 words and include a 100-word abstract.
* Commentaries should be between 1,500 and 3,000 words.
* Work must be original and unpublished.
* Work should be formatted in any version of Microsoft Word and included as an attachment.
* Citations should be formatted in the author-date system via running text, according to the guidelines in the Chicago Manual of Style. Footnotes are not accepted.
* All figures, tables, and charts must be submitted as separate files.
* A cover letter should include the author’s name, address, e-mail address, daytime phone number, and a brief biography.
* Authors are required to cooperate with editing and fact checking.

More information here.
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