Submissions

We are accepting submissions on a rolling basis. Both full paper and op-ed submissions are welcomed.

The Journal is dedicated to being an objective, non-partisan space.  We believe that it is as important to promote successful policies in the status quo as it is to exhibit shortcomings and alternatives. As such, the only criteria for submission are rigour, relevance, and readability.

Paper Submission Guidelines

Content: We gladly accept papers from across the world, from any discipline, and on all aspects of public policy. We ask, however, that papers address issues of import in Singapore. For current students, this could mean a final paper, senior thesis, or graduate thesis. For professionals, this means a paper that you would be comfortable delivering to a policymaker or at a peer conference. If your piece was not originally written for this Journal, please include with your submission any prior occasion where you have delivered the paper or the professor and class for which you wrote it, as appropriate.

Format:  We place no length or format limitations on the original article you have written. However, together with your full article, you must also submit a summary of your findings. This is the most visible version of your research that will appear on our website and is meant to render your article digestible to the public, press, and policymakers. It should include a short explanation of the paper’s context, research problem, and potential policy implications in prose, but the rest of the summary should be heavily bulleted, use headers liberally, and include  visualizations wherever possible. The length of the summary should be between 500-750 words.

Op-Ed Submission Guidelines

Content: Similar to the paper submission guidelines, the issue addressed has to be relevant to the Singapore experience. A good op-ed should tackle a timely issue, be clear, and provide a fresh perspective. We  are open to different topics and types of writing, focusing instead on whether the article will spark a conversation amongst our readers.

Format: All pieces must be between 600 to 900 words long. You may add hyperlinks to the article.

Please send all submissions (preferably in .doc) and questions to: editor@singaporepolicyjournal.com

We aim to confirm receipt of your submission within two weeks.  By submitting your article, you certify that you have the appropriate permissions and rights for the publication of your article. If your article is accepted, you consent to working with our team of editors to ensure that it is of a standard suitable for our readers. We reserve the right to reject any submissions that do not conform to our guidelines.

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