World Outlook welcomes submissions from all current and recently-graduated undergraduate students, regardless of institutional affiliation. Content from most academic disciplines is accepted, provided that papers are relevant to the field of international relations. Papers to be considered for publication must be available in digital format and should include references and bibliography consistent with the Chicago Manual of Style guidelines. Submissions must reflect original work and must be written in English; embedded foreign characters are acceptable where necessary if translations are given. Please familiarize yourself with work typically published in World Outlook before submitting.

Reading Period

World Outlook is published twice a year and we prefer that writers not submit content more than twice a year. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis, although paper reviews typically occurs during the Fall and Spring academic terms (September – December; March – June).


Submissions should be between 12 and 25 pages in length, double-spaced in size 12 font. Longer submissions will be considered under exceptional circumstances. If submitting a senior thesis, please edit content to 30 pages or fewer. Longer submissions will be considered under exceptional circumstances. If submitting a senior thesis, please edit content to 30 pages or fewer. Documents must be submitted electronically to, properly paginated and cited with footnotes and bibliography in Chicago style. In your submission, please include your name, institution, year of graduation, and the title of the work.

Editorial Content and Book Reviews

The print edition of World Outlook includes staff and contributing editorials. If you are interested in writing an opinion piece pertinent to current international affairs, please contact the editor with a proposal. All columns must be at least 600 words in length and must include any relevant citations. Similarly, we do not accept unsolicited book reviews. If you are interested in reviewing, please write to the editor describing your intentions. The senior editorial staff retains the right to make changes to all submitted content.

Response Time

Content submitted to our email account will typically receive confirmation of receipt within a week. The review process can take several months, and we ask for your patience as we determine whether your work will be published. Status inquiries can be directed to our email account and will be addressed as soon as possible.

Please submit documents for review as email attachments to in .doc, .docx or .rtf format. Include your name, institution, and the title of the work in the body of the email.

Useful Resources

Chicago Manual of Style Online
Purdue Owl Writing Lab
Sources and Citation at Dartmouth College