Do you have interesting ideas related to international politics which you’d like to share? Do you want to get them published and spark a discussion? Then a position in the Authorial Board of A Different View might just be the right choice for you!

We are looking to expand our Authorial Board continuously, with a number of active and ambitious students with excellent analytical and writing skills. Your role as an author will be to submit short articles (600-1000 words) on a biweekly basis on a topic related to political science, international relations and foreign policy. You will also be expected to moderate the commentary section of your own articles.

Are you interested in a position at A Different View?

Submit a cover letter of maximum 300 words outlining your previous writing experience to adifferentview@iapss.org and adifferentview2@iapss.org. Please also provide a CV and a short writing sample (600 – 1000 words) on a topic related to international politics. The text must reflect your own views on the subject. Please use hyperlinks in citing or indicating your sources. Essays which have already been published on the web (either by you or someone else) will be disqualified. If you are approved for this position, the essay will serve as your first contribution to the blog.

Applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

Article submitted

  • Content (substance, clarity of thought and standpoint, and analysis of issue/s being tackled)
  • Form (grammar, composition, organization, use of proper words and sentence structure, paragraphing)
  • Compliance to rules (600-1000 word count, use of hyperlinks, etc.)

Credentials

  • This will cover the applicant’s educational background, relevant work experience, seminars and trainings attended, etc.

Applications which fail to provide a CV or a writing sample will be automatically disregarded.

Please take note that all ADV Authors work in voluntary basis and, therefore, receive no remuneration. In addition, they are expected to become IAPSS members latest upon their acceptance and have active IAPSS membership during the whole duration of their position. 

Would you like to contribute to ADV?

For those who would like to contribute with one or a couple of posts but do not have the time to become regular members of the Authorial Board, now there is an exclusive opportunity for to publish guest posts.

Submissions fulfilling the requirements listed for ADV posts (see ‘article submitted’ above) are accepted for review if sent to adifferentview@iapss.org  and adifferentview2@iapss.org together with at least five keywords, a CV, a short personal profile (maximum 100 words) and (optional) a profile picture and/or a thematic picture with no copyright restrictions.

Please note that this offer is competitive since only a limited number of guest posts may be published each month. Moreover, IAPSS individual membership is mandatory at the time of the publication of the successful guest post. We look forward to your submissions!

Questions

In case you have any further questions do not hesitate to contact us via adifferentview@iapss.org and adifferentview2@iapss.org.

Note on Plagiarism

As the global representation of political science students, we are committed to the highest international standards of academic and scientific honesty. Therefore, we strictly refuse to accept any piece of work, oral or written, that is a product of plagiarism. We subscribe to the definition and characteristic of plagiarism of Oxford University, according to which

‘Plagiarism is presenting someone else’s work or ideas as your own, with or without their consent, by incorporating it into your work without full acknowledgement. All published and unpublished material, whether in manuscript, printed or electronic form, is covered under this definition. Plagiarism may be intentional or reckless, or unintentional.’[1]

We strongly recommend our members and other followers who are considering to submit a paper to one of IAPSS events or our journals or a contribution to our blog A Different View, to study the guidelines of Oxford University or similar guidelines[2] carefully and adhere to the referencing requirements listed therein.   

[1] University of Oxford. 2016. ‘Plagiarism’. Available at [Accessed 20.08.2016]: https://www.ox.ac.uk/students/academic/guidance/skills/plagiarism?wssl=1.

[2] For example, University of Melbourne. 2016. ‘Academic honesty and plagiarism’. Available at [Accessed 20.08.2016]: https://academichonesty.unimelb.edu.au/.