A Different View (ADV) welcomes your contribution. If you are interested in writing for us, please carefully read the following guidelines. We welcome article pitches and unsolicited manuscripts, and we review them on a regular basis. Please send your contributions to adifferentview@iapss.org

ADV endeavors to become a primary source for political science students for analysis, and commentary on international relations, world politics and a wide range of issues of global importance. We feature the voices of promising academics.

Acceptable submissions

  • Commentaries are 750 to 1,500-word submissions that aim to provide a particular perspective or opinion on a subject. These submissions are the author’s personal (and informed) opinions.
  • Analyses are 750 to 1,500-word submissions that provide a comprehensive, scholarly perspective on a particular subject. These articles do not convey the author’s personal opinions.
  • Rebuttals are 500 to 1,000 word commentaries on material that has been previously published in ADV. They should reflect an informed opinion or a contrasting scholarly analysis.

Editorial Guidelines and Policies:

  • Please submit your contribution as a Word document (rather than a PDF). No other formats will be accepted.
  • Papers are accepted for publication on the assumption that they have not been previously published elsewhere either in whole or in part.
  • Use AP style for all submitted manuscripts. There are a number of free AP style guides available online.
  • In-line hyperlinks are mandatory in acknowledging sources. Use either scholarly journals, credible periodicals and newspapers as sources. We fact check every article we publish.
  • American English spelling and terminology should be used.
  • We will contact you only if we will accept your piece. If you do not hear from us within 5 business days, you may feel free to submit the manuscript to another publication.
  • Please submit your article to only one publication. Please do NOT submit to multiple editors. This is a courtesy to ADV and the other publications as well.
  • Plagiarism (even inadvertent) will not be tolerated. All submissions will be screened. Any published articles found that takes credit for someone else’s words or ideas will be removed.
  • Do not assume knowledge on the part of the reader. Not everyone is from the same place or has access to the same sources of information.
  • Please include your full name and title with a short biography (80 words maximum) and a photo/headshot.