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Mills College graduate and undergraduate students, alumnae/i, professors, faculty members, and administrators are encouraged to submit their public policy related work. Does your thesis, memo, or policy analysis paper provide a creative solution to a current problem? Is your MPR recommendation compelling? Perhaps you’ve written a great analysis in an elective or CORE class? All projects are welcome for review, but submitted work should meet the following criteria to qualify for publishing.

WHAT to submit

Submissions may include:

  • Policy analysis reports, briefs, or articles

  • Opinion Editorials

  • Legislative Bill Analyses

  • Spatial Data, Mapping, and Infographics Projects

  • Multimedia Projects (including radio reports, short documentary films, podcast episodes)

  • Book or Literature Reviews

  • Interviews

      Guidelines for Reports, Briefs, and Articles

  • Articles sourced from graded briefs, research papers, senior theses or a graduate Master’s Policy Report will be considered for publication. Articles based on other work may also be considered.

  • Abstracts and executive summaries from MPRs and theses customized for publishing in article form are also acceptable.

  • All submissions in this category must be original work, in APA format, 2000 words or less, with all appropriate sources cited in footnote format (1, 2, 3…).

  • The filename of your submission should be as follows (and as it applies to you): BMcElvain_(subject of article)

  • Edits are done in Word, so please only send .doc or .docx files.

      Guidelines for Opinion Editorials

  • Opinion editorials that introduce, expand upon, analyze, rebut, or otherwise discuss current public policy problems, issues, events, or controversies will be considered for publication.

  • Format info: Op-Ed form 

  • Submissions should not exceed 800 words or in length for publishing purposes.

  • Please refer to The Op-Ed Project for additional guidance on style and format.

  • All submissions must be original work with all appropriate sources cited in footnote format (1, 2, 3…).

  • The filename of your submission should be as follows (and as it applies to you): BMcElvain_FEB2014

  • Edits are done in Word, so please only send .doc or .docx files.

     *NEW!* Guidelines for Spatial Data and Mapping Projects

  • Spatial data and mapping projects will be considered for publication in the Policy Forum. If you have a GIS (or GIS-based, open-source, etc.) project that is aesthetically pleasing and based on compelling data or evidence, please submit your work!

  • Infographics projects that are aesthetically pleasing and based on compelling data or evidence will also be considered for publication . Refer to the RAND Corp Infographics page for examples of public policy infographics.

      *NEW!* Guidelines for Multimedia Projects

  • Students may submit public policy related radio reports completed in the Mills College Public Radio Broadcasting classes, short documentary films, and student produced podcasts that cover, investigate, or analyzing a current public problem or policy issue. 

  • Multimedia reports should not exceed 12 minutes in length.

      *NEW!* Guidelines for Interviews, Book and Lit Reviews

  • Public policy related book and literature reviews, policy area practitioner interviews, and articles containing personal stories or reports that focus on the impact of implementation or effects of specific policies or proposed policies will be considered for publication in the Policy Forum.

WHO can submit

  • Mills College graduate and undergraduate Public Policy students and alumnae/i

  • Cross-disciplinary policy related work by graduate and undergraduate Mills College students studying Business, Economics, Education, Environmental Studies, PLEA (Political, Legal, Economic Analysis), or Government will also be considered for publication.

  • Mills College Professors, faculty and administration members

HOW & WHERE to submit

  • Policy Forum accepts submissions on a rolling basis.

Ready to submit an article? 

 The Submission Form is here.