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UC San Diego's Journal of International Policy Solutions is looking for papers for our 2022 edition of our journal. JIPS is a graduate student-run annual journal out of the School of Global Policy & Strategy at the University of California, San Diego. The journal features academic and research works related to contemporary international affairs, with an emphasis on concrete policy solutions. The 2019 edition, available here, included work on conflict aid in Afghanistan, research on sustainable tourism in Costa Rica, and an econometric analysis of infrastructure programs in Mexico, among others. 


We are currently soliciting papers and short-articles from graduate and professional students for publication in our 2022 spring publication. Special consideration is given to submissions focusing on the Pacific (Asia-Pacific and Latin American and the Caribbean). However, submissions on all topics/regions are welcome in the following formats: 

  1. Papers - feature-length pieces of original research that must include proper citations, and should be between 3,000 and 6,000 words (excluding footnotes and bibliography). 

  2. Articles - essays exhibiting a clear and concise position on issues in the form of editorials, recommendations, or reflections and should be between 1,000 and 2,000 words (excluding footnotes and bibliography). 

The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2022.  Send all submissions to


Submission formatting:

  • Conform to the conventions of the American Psychological Association (APA) citation style guide.

  • Font: Times New Roman (Main body: 11pt, Bibliography 9pt)

  • Include a short bio (3 sentences or less) that indicates current institutional affiliation

  • The Journal only accepts original work that properly acknowledges quotations and citations.  


1. Font and Formatting


Main body: Time New Roman, 11 point font

Bibliography: Times New Roman,  9 point font

Appendix: Times New Roman, 11 point font

2. In-text citation style: APA 

Note: Make sure the citation is the same font and size as the rest of the text

3. Bibliography example (also from link above):

Kidder, T. (1981). The Soul of a New Machine. Boston, MA: Little, Brown & Company.

4. Word count should be between 3,000-6,000 (for papers) or 1,000-2,000 (for articles) depending on your original submission. 

Note: check the word count of the bibliography.  This does not count toward the word limit but it should be noted for our formatting and publication purposes 

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