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The Public Sphere Journal at the London School of Economics and Political Science is pleased to announce that submissions for the 2021 issue are now being accepted. The Journal is currently seeking submissions related to the theme of State Response and Capacity.
The upcoming issue will focus on a variety of topics examining the concept of state capacity from different view-points. A (non-exhaustive) set of points this could cover:
Submissions are sought in the form of policy papers, policy briefs or photo essays. To submit, please see the submission guidelines below and send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Public Sphere is a journal of international policy studies produced by postgraduate students at the London School of Economics and Political Science’s School of Public Policy. The journal offers contributors and readers an active space to rethink, critically analyse and address important policy problems.
The Public Sphere welcomes submissions that contribute to vibrant debate from advanced students in relevant degree programs, academics and practitioners. In 2020, the Public Sphere is seeking submissions related to the topic of “State Response and Capacity”. This issue will allow for a focus on a variety of topics linked by the concept of policy-making towards a sustainable future.
Please submit articles to email@example.com by Sunday, 20th September 2020 including the following:
If you wish to submit your article to The Public Sphere journal, please read the following important information carefully. While the journal will make every effort to respond to all submissions, it cannot guarantee that all submitters will receive a response. Confirmation of receipt will be made. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you do not receive a confirmation email within two weeks of submitting.
References should follow the Harvard method, as explained here: https://onlinelibrary.london.ac.uk/support/information-skills/organising-and-citin g-your-references/referencing-styles-harvard.
Articles can take the following forms:
All articles should be the work of the authors, though writing done as part of previous class work is welcome. By submitting your article, you are confirming that your work is your own and not previously published. We encourage submissions from authors who have no previous publications in academic journals.
All articles should be both relevant and accessible to a general population interested in public policy related fields. If graphs are included in the paper, the original data should be available, although it is not necessary to submit it. The original data might be requested for formatting purposes. Since the printed edition is in grayscale, all figures and photographs should be apt to be changed to grayscale without losing definition. The online edition will be in colour.
All papers selected for submission will undergo review by the Editorial team (consisting of graduate students) and the Advisory Board (consisting of professors or advanced scholars on relevant subjects) of The Public Sphere. Authors should be aware that they will be expected to revise submitted articles prior to publication. In order to facilitate the review and the formatting processes, please clearly identify sections and subsections, as well as the citations for figures and photographs. The Public Sphere Journal reserves the right to exclude any article from inclusion in final publication at any point in this process.
The Public Sphere also maintains the right to edit, delete, or change any aspect of an article at its own discretion. Any major changes will be communicated to the author prior to publication. In addition, The Public Sphere may reproduce, excerpt, or otherwise utilise published material in its future publications, website or events without the explicit consent of the author. The Public Sphere maintains a commitment to protecting the work of its authors and to ensuring that this work is not reproduced unlawfully or without the author’s permission by other parties.
The opinions expressed within The Public Sphere do not necessarily reflect those of the journal, its staff or affiliates, or those of London School of Economics and Political Science.
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 previously been published, in part or in whole, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
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