The Journal of Political Studies is one of the premier undergraduate research journals in the country. It is proudly run entirely by students, from its editorial board to its graphic designers.
Each year the Journal seeks to publish the best undergraduate papers on politics by current and former UBC students. Papers are selected on the basis of originality of research, conceptual innovation, topicality of subject matter, and overall quality of writing. For these reasons, submissions that have received a grade of 80% or above in an upper-level course are favoured.
Each September the Journal accepts applications to serve on the editorial board, and the deadline for essay submissions is typically in December. Publication and a party to celebrate the launch are every April. More specific information will be sent out to Political Science students via the department advising listserve closer to the dates.
The Journal is a fantastic chance to gain formal experience in academic publishing, and students keen to take part in and learn from a rigorous peer-reviewed editing process are highly encouraged to contact the Editor-in-Chief at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To see the 2015 version of the Journal, please click here.
If you are a student interested in having your work published, please visit http://www.ubcjps.com/.