The Michigan Journal of Public Affairs is accepting submissions for Volume 15 through January 13, 2018. 

Length: Articles should not exceed 6000 words including footnotes and citations. Notes, such as book reviews or commentary on developing policy issues, should not exceed 3000 words, including footnotes and citations. Abstracts are required for all notes and articles.

Style: Chicago Manual of Style. All published articles must include endnote citations. Footnote citations will not be accepted.

Prior to submission, authors should read the Submission Criteria,  Statement of Disclosure,  and Copyright Notice sections.



We will begin accepting submissions for the 2017-2018 Special Issue in November of 2017

Special issue themes will be determined each year by the Editor(s)-in-Chief and Managing & Special Issue Editor. Each article that is published in the special issue category will appear in addition to the articles considered for standard submission. The special issue topics will be released each year with the call for submissions.



Website submissions are welcome year-round and can be sent to 

MJPA is looking to expand our online presence and will begin featuring op-eds and commentary on policy-related issues and current events on our home-page. Articles should be between approximately 500 and 1,000 words and will receive editing support from the MJPA Editorial Board. Video and other media content submissions welcome.