Friday, January 13, 2012

Call for Papers: Cornell Policy Review


Submission Deadline: January 30th, 2012

Greetings from Cornell University,

The Cornell Policy Review, the public policy journal of the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs (CIPA), is a student-run, non-partisan journal dedicated to publishing interdisciplinary work that focuses on a range of political, social, economic, and scientific policymaking issues. We are currently accepting submissions for our spring 2012 issue. The Cornell Policy Review is distributed to faculty and departments across the Cornell campus, other public policy programs around the country, prominent alumni and practitioners in the policy field, and select bookstores. Graduate students, field practitioners and faculty members are invited to submit original work.

We encourage you to think broadly about how your research may influence the body of knowledge that will shape policymaking and administration in the years to come. Submissions in the form of public policy papers should highlight a specific policy concern, inform readers of the current state of that policy, and propose specific amendments or revisions to the policy. Submissions in the form of administration papers should reflect on the administration and management of critical programs that serve the public. Submissions in the form of field report papers should document unique experiences and perspectives that authors have gained while conducting work in the field. This year, we will also be accepting submissions in the form of op-ed pieces—which may include more emphasis on the author’s opinions about a particular topic of policy interest than a traditional academic paper—and conversation write-ups—which may be in the form of traditional interviews or synthesize various forms of correspondence with professionals in the field.

The Cornell Policy Review will select papers for publication based on the following criteria:
□ Relevance to contemporary policy debates
□ Contribution to the specific field of knowledge that the author is addressing
□ Originality of the ideas being presented and consideration for factors involved
□ Style of writing and persuasiveness of the argument

Submissions should range from 4000 to 7000 words and must include a 100-word abstract. Work must be original and unpublished. Citations must be formatted as endnotes according to the Chicago Manual of Style. A cover letter should include the author’s name, address, e-mail address, daytime phone number and a brief biography. To be considered for the spring 2012 print issue, submissions must be sent to by January 30th, 2012. All forms of submission will be considered for both print and online publication.

On behalf of the entire staff at The Cornell Policy Review, we thank you for your consideration and we look forward to reviewing your work.

If you have any questions, please contact

Very truly yours,

Michael Donovan, Editor-in-Chief

Marquis Hawkins, Managing Editor
The Cornell Policy Review
Phone: (607) 255-8018
Fax: (607) 255-5240

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