Global Policy Journal is published in print and online four times a year.

We accept the following types of articles for peer reviews:

Research articles
(8000 words) report and analyse new research, theory interpretations and scholarly controversy.

Survey articles
(4000 words) map the state of knowledge or policy context of particular issues. They also analyse external developments and innovations in areas that have a tangible impact on the policy environment.

Practitioner commentaries
(1500 words) are crisp and focused articles by policy makers on a practical aspect of global policy change.

Responses to articles
(1000 words) are replies to previously published material that contest particular standpoints or pick up on controversial elements of an argument. 

Review Essays keep all readers fully up to date with existing literature in the field.

When considering your submission, please also review Global Policy’s Editorial Statement which is available below.



Papers should be submitted online. For detailed instructions please go to:

If this is the first time you have used the system you will be asked to register by clicking on 'create an account'. Full instructions on making your submission are provided. You should receive an acknowledgement within a few minutes. Thereafter, you will be kept in touch with the progress of your submission through refereeing, any revisions that are required, and - hopefully - to final acceptance.

Please see the Style Guide (above right) for full requirements for references, tables and figures. 

Please note that submission of a manuscript implies commitment to publish in the Journal. Submission to Global Policy implies that the manuscript has not been published elsewhere, nor is it under consideration by another journal. Authors in doubt about what constitutes prior publication should consult the editors.



Online content:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Global Policy columnsopinion & analysis and Essays are short commentaries, opinion and research based pieces on current issues facing the global policy community. They are written by a diverse range of early career academics and practitioners, and also by occasional contributors. Global policy's Comment page also contains book, play and film reviews.

Global Policy Journal welcomes contributions from early career academics and practitioners, but retains the right to refuse any material that does not fit our editorial remit or publication standards which can be found here.

For more information or to discuss contributing a blog post please contact Online (at)

If you are interested in contributing a review, a list of the books and films that are available can be found here. Once chosen, please contact richard.murphy (at) to discuss contributing a review.

Author and style guidelines for publishing on the Global Policy website can be found by clicking on the image on the right. 



To discuss your contribution or comment on any aspect of the website please email Journal[at]

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