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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 XXXIV are now open, and will close on Friday February 19th, 2o24.

Undergraduate students, in any field of study, who are registered at or on exchange at Trinity College Dublin are encouraged to submit their work. Papers should contribute to the fields of sociology or political science.

Submissions should be between 2,000 and 4,500 words. References should be in the Harvard Citation Style. Submissions should not contain any personal information to enable an anonymous selection procedure. If your article is selected, we will contact you via your TCD email to discuss any edits which are needed.


Submissions are made through the SPR Blackboard module. The steps to submit are described below:

  1. Log in to Blackboard as normal and go to the Modules tab

  2. From Modules screen, click on 'Module Catalogue' in the top right corner.

  3. In the search bar, search for 'Social and Politcal Review'

  4. Click the downwards facing arrow beside the SPR module, and in the dropdown menu, click 'self-enrol'.

  5. Open the module, and go to 2023/24 to find the Turnitin tab, which will allow you to submit your essays. You should be able to submit multiple essays.

If you have any concerns, please email the Editor-in-Chief at

What will make my submission stand out?

Whilst the journal publishes a wide variety of papers, all share the same aim of contributing to the fields of sociology or political science. Your paper will have an excellent chance of being selected if you can explain how your research contributes to the literature in your field. Your research does not have to be revolutionary, but it should seek to contribute something original, and you should clearly explain this.

You can use work you have submitted as part of your college coursework at undergraduate level, but you cannot submit work that you have published previously. Any work published in the SPR should be your own work.

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

We look forward to receiving your submissions.

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