The Political Science Undergraduate Review (PSUR) is a peer-reviewed journal publishing scholarly work done by University of Alberta undergraduates in the field of political science. We have two objectives: to give undergraduate students a chance to have their scholarly work published and recognized and to involve students in the process of peer-review. Our mission is to publish one journal a year to give students the opportunity to publish some of their written work -- a beneficial asset when applying to grad school or future job opportunities. We encourage all students, especially those who have never published before, to submit work they want to share. Published by the Political Science Undergraduate Association of the University of Alberta.
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Submission Preparation ChecklistAs 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).
- Remove any sort of personal identifiers from file (name, student ID #, etc.) in order to ensure a blind review process.
- 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
- The submission file is in Microsoft Word.
- The text is double-spaced and uses a 12-point font.
- Indicate in the "Additional Refinements Subject" box of Step 3 box which area(s) of political science this paper would belong to (e.g. Canadian Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Gender Politics, Political Philosophy).
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