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!

What is A Different View?

A Different View (ADV) is the popular-scientific blog of the International Association for Political Science Students (IAPSS). As one of the largest student-run blogs, ADV publishes extensively on politics and international relations, providing analytical and up-to-date commentary of contemporary issues. IAPSS envisions ADV as a place for discussions and an avenue where readers can gain a better understanding of cross-cultural and political affairs.

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.

What are the advantages of joining the Authorial Board?

ADV is a very much formidable platform for:

  • Improving your writing skills and academic English
  • Boosting your communication skills in building up an argument, articulate your thoughts and expose them in a well-planned out way.
  • Exchanging ideas and perspectives, and get them published!

We look forward to your application!

Are you interested in a position at ADV? Please submit the following materials to adifferentview@iapss.org and adifferentview2@iapss.org:

  • A 300 words cover letter
  • Your CV
  • An unpublished essay (600 – 1000 words) reflecting your own views on the subject.Please use hyperlinks in citing your sources. 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’s content, form and compliance to rules, in combination with the applicant’s academic credentials. Please note: applications that fail to provide a CV or a writing sample will be automatically disregarded.

*Exclusive opportunities for Guest Contributors*

Not enough time to become a regular member of the Authorial Board? You can also join ADV as a Guest Contributor and publish only one or a couple of posts. Please note that this is a competitive offer and only a limited number of guest posts may be published each month.

Your guest post submission should be emailed to adifferentview@iapss.org and adifferentview2@iapss.org and contain your proposed post plus:

  • Five keywords
  • A CV
  • A short personal profile (maximum 100 words)
  • A profile picture and/or a thematic picture with no copyright restrictions (optional).

For any questions do not hesitate to contact us via adifferentview@iapss.org and adifferentview2@iapss.org.


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.


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/.