The Michigan Journal of Public Affairs (MJPA) is now accepting exceptional, original, and rigorously researched academic papers, articles, and Op-eds, on any public policy related-issue for our Volume 17 edition. We encourage submissions to include thorough analysis and/or policy recommendations. Submissions for MJPA Volume 17 are due at 11:59pm on Sunday, January 26, 2020.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Eligibility: We accept submissions from graduate and professional students, academics, and professionals working in policy-related fields
  • Citations: Must be included and formatted to Chicago Style. Please use endnotes.
  • Originality: Pieces should not have been previously published on any platform
  • Email submissions to
  • Email subject line should be in this format: Last name, First Initial-Volume 17
  • For online platform submissions, please include Online Submissions in the subject
  • Include your name, institution and title of your paper in the email
  • Do NOT include your name in the actual paper
  • Attach your paper as a .DOC, .DOCX, or .WPD, complete with citations, to the email

In addition to our Volume 17 submissions, MJPA is also accepting articles and Op-eds on a rolling basis for our online platform. Articles should be no more than 1,000 words in length, and can be about any current/relevant policy issues.

For more information, please contact