The Michigan Journal of Public Affairs is dedicated to publishing innovative public policy-related articles drawn from a wide range of policy professionals, scholars, and graduate students.

MJPA is the student-run journal of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. The journal was founded by Ford School graduate students in 2003 and is funded by the Dean’s office. Membership on MJPA’s editorial board is open to current Ford School graduate students and the journal is supervised by the faculty of the Ford School.

Articles for the MJPA are solicited from graduate and professional students from all over the United States and internationally, as well as policy practitioners and academics. Submissions are related to numerous policy areas such as economics, social policy, public administration, international development, political science, and the law. The articles are evaluated in light of their contribution to an important policy debate, originality, writing quality, and style.

A formal call for articles with submission criteria is issued each fall with a deadline for submissions in mid-January. The Michigan Journal of Public Affairs is then published online the following summer.

Any questions about the MJPA can be directed to fsppmjpa@umich.edu.

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