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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Remove any sort of personal identifiers from file (name, student ID #, etc.) in order to ensure a blind review process.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • Use 2.54 cm margins (1 inch) on all sides.
  • Use Canadian spelling.
  • Remove page numbers on submissions.
  • Use a space in between paragraphs.
  • All citations are correct and complete
  • As papers we receive will have primarily been submitted for a class assignment, we ask that you have incorporated any feedback given from professors

Author Guidelines

  • Papers must have received a grade of A- or higher.
  • Submitted papers should be between 1000-5000 words in length. This is only a preferred guideline and is flexible.
  • Articles must be accompanied by a short abstract (between 150-200 words in length) that gives a brief description of what the paper is about.
  • Although the papers may have been written for a specific class, consider providing more information that may be relevant to readers of a larger academic audience if necessary. This may include explaining specific details or adding to the introduction of the paper.
  • Papers must have been written for a Political Science undergraduate class at the University of Alberta.
  • Papers must be submitted prior to the graduation from the Political Science Undergraduate degree.
  • The Political Science Undergraduate Review will only select one submission per author for publication. 
  • Submissions must be the author’s own original work and should not have been previously published.
  • The Political Science Undergraduate Review does not accept policy briefs.
  • The Political Science Undergraduate Review accepts all citation styles upon submission.

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Plagiarism Notice 

The Political Science Undergraduate Review is not responsible or liable for papers that contain elements of being plagiarized. The liability rests with the author of that particular paper and by submitting a paper, the author consents to this statement.