The Journal welcomes submissions from undergraduates of any class or major; submissions from Pi Sigma Alpha members are especially encouraged. We strive to publish manuscripts of the highest quality in all areas of political science. In general, papers selected for publication have been well-written with a well-developed thesis, compelling argument, and original analysis. Authors may be asked to revise their manuscripts before they are accepted for publication.
Submissions deadlines are October 31 for the Fall issue and March 31 for the Spring issue. Manuscripts are accepted on a rolling basis, so earlier submission is encouraged.
To submit your work, please email it (as a Word document) to email@example.com. Please include your name, university, and contact details (mailing address, e-mail address, and phone number). If possible, please also include a short comment about how you heard about the Journal.
Submitted manuscripts must include a short abstract (roughly 150 words), and citations and references should follow the APSA Style Manual for Political Science. The maximum page length for submitted manuscripts is 35 double-spaced pages.
The Journal is a student-run enterprise with editors and an Editorial Board who are undergraduate Pi Sigma Alpha members at The College of William and Mary. There is also an Advisory Board consisting of political science faculty from across the nation, including members of the Pi Sigma Alpha Executive Council.