Submissions

The William & Mary Policy Review is a student-run and peer-reviewed policy journal. The Review accepts submissions on a rolling basis about a wide range of timely public policy issues. 

Authors may submit original and previously unpublished works to policyreview@wm.edu. There is no minimum or maximum length, but successful submissions generally are within a thirty to fifty page range. The Review may request to modify the length of an accepted paper. The Review follows Chicago Manual of Style citation guidelines, and prefers submissions that do the same. Authors who submit articles following Blue Book or other citation styles may be asked to convert their citations to Chicago as a condition for publication. Submissions to the Review should be in Word formatting and include (1) the lead author's curriculum vitae or resume with contact information, (2) the abstract, (3) the paper, and (4) a statement of whether the paper is under review at other journals. 

The submissions and peer-review process for papers submitted exclusively to the William & Mary Policy Review lasts approximately six weeks. Papers concurrently submitted to multiple publications are only subject to a peer-review after an initial screening by the submissions committee and a contingent copyright agreement has been extended by the Review