Submission Types



1. Submission Criteria


1.1. Submission Types

UTJPS accepts three types of submissions: articles, academic blog posts, and book reviews.


1.2. Scope

UTJPS seeks to enhance and contribute to the discussion, research and advancement of the field of political science. The Journal publishes scholarly articles and book reviews that are novel and related to questions of international relations, political theory, comparative political, political economy and other, diverse or related subfields. Submissions from forthcoming academics across Canada, and internationally, will be considered for review.



2. Style Guide


2.1. Format

The title of the manuscript must be clearly identified in all capital letters at the top of the page, followed by the author's name, institution and credentials. The title and name of author(s) must appear as a header on all subsequent pages. Each submission must include an abstract of 200 to 300 words in length, as well as 4 to 5 keywords. The entire manuscript must be in a Document format accessible on Microsoft Word, with 1-inch (2.54 centimeter) margins, and in 12 point Times New Roman font. Hard returns should only be used at the end of paragraphs.


2.2. Length

Article manuscripts must be no more than 8,000 words in length, including all footnotes and references. Tables, figures, and appendices do not count toward the word range. Academic blog post and book review manuscripts must be no more than 1500 words with the same stipulations for footnotes and references.


2.3. Citations

UTJPS follows the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition as its citation format, using footnotes and a reference list with complete and accurate bibliographic information. All manuscripts must consistently follow the Chicago Manual of Style. The manuscript must not have any in-text references; only footnotes.


2.4. Numbers and Dates

Numbers from one to nine are spelled out, and Arabic numerals are used beyond nine, except when at the beginning of the sentence. Arabic numbers may also be used for percentages. The word "percent" should be used rather than the symbol, except in charts or tables. Dates should be presented in day/month/year format, i.e. 14 March 2010.


2.5. Tables

In order to ensure high resolution of tables, graphs, figures, and images, do not embed the material into the Microsoft Word file. All such material should be submitted as one separate file in either Adobe or Microsoft Excel format. The body of the Microsoft Word Document should clearly identify the corresponding figure number and title.


2.6. Acronyms

The first time an acronym appears in the text, it should be spelled out with the acronym placed in parentheses afterwards. All subsequent uses of the acronym should use the abbreviated version.



3. Review process


Members of the UTJPS editorial board will thoroughly and anonymously review each manuscript. Initially, a minimum of three members of the editorial board will perform a double-blind screening of articles for publication. All accepted articles will then undergo a formal peer-review process, and finally will be returned to the author for any necessary adjustments.