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Submission Guidelines for Volume XXX

Submissions to the Social and Political Review generally open in December and remain open until February. 

Submissions to Vol XXXIII have closed. Submissions to Vol XXXIV are due to open in December 2023.

Students (undergraduates and postgraduates) in any field of study are encouraged to submit their work relating to an area of sociology or political science. Submissions should be between 1,500 and 6,000 words in length and should be referenced in accordance with the Harvard Citation Style. Submissions should adhere to the SPR style guide. All submissions should be emailed to in DOC or DOCX format. Please note that the selection process is entirely anonymous, thus we kindly request that all authors refrain from including any personal identification details within the submission itself. All personal details (name, stage of study and email) should be contained in a cover sheet which you can download here: 

What will make my submission stand out?

Whilst the journal publishes a large spectrum of articles, all pieces have the same specific aim of promoting meaningful and involved engagement with the challenges of our time. With this in mind, successful articles should seek to examine a neglected or unusual topic or idea, examine an established topic or idea from a unique angle or provide a comprehensive discussion and overview of an accepted topic or idea.

Please see the following document for more information about our Style Guide:


If you have any further questions about the submission process please email the Editor-in-Chief, Muireann Carton, at

We look forward to receiving your submissions.

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