Call for submissions

The Oxford Political Review

The Oxford Political Review, an independent Oxford-based publication focussing on current affairs, political theory and international relations, is calling for submissions for its third printed edition, due for publication in November/December 2020.  

Over the past year, we have interviewed over 50 speakers, including: Noam Chomsky, Elizabeth Anderson, Joseph Stiglitz, Gina McCarthy, Leni Robredo, Peter Singer, Yanis Yarouvakis, PussyRiot, Alan Rusbridger, Gayatri Spivak, Jeffrey Sachs, Joseph Nye, Kevin Rudd, Kim Campbell, Sir Paul Collier, amongst others.  

We are inviting students, young researchers, and scholars from a variety of disciplines to submit any of the following: i) short articles consisting of 800-1,000 words, ii) long articles comprising 2,000-2,500 words, iii) book reviews of no more than 1,000 words, or iv) interviews of no more than 1,500 words.  The topic of this year’s periodical is Crisis, and we will be selecting pieces for our print publication that accord with our theme. Other select pieces will be published on our online platform at

As spaces are limited, we do not guarantee that all articles will be published. If you're seeking to pitch a submission, please email your submission (completed or as pitches) to The title of your email should include the section which you are submitting for and the prospective title of your piece (e.g. Global Politics Pitch: Power Transition after the 2020 US Elections). We have featured submissions on topics ranging from the ethics of AI to jurisprudence, to the intricacies of the anti-Citizen Amendment Act protests in India; from the ongoing Hong Kong protests to the politics of climate change.


The deadline for pitches is November 7 2020, with extensions granted provided there exist good reasons for such.  


There are six sections to which you are welcome to submit pieces:

1) Global Politics - for all submissions on all affairs non-related to UK Politics

2) Ideas and Culture - for all submissions on sociology, political philosophy, intellectual history, and more

3) UK Politics - for all submissions on all affairs pertaining to UK Politics

4) Elections - our signature, flagship section that delves into tailored electoral analysis

5) Law - for all submissions on legal theory

6) Interviews - for all interviews conducted under the brand of Oxford Political Review If you are submitting a complete piece, please include your name, college/university, contact email or phone number in the same email.

If you are pitching a prospective piece, please include two to three sentences on what you'd envision your piece to be about, alongside a brief introduction of yourself and why you are a suitable candidate for the piece.  

We are also currently looking for a Creative Director, who would be tasked with contributing towards the holistic design and conceptualisation of the visual lay-out of the upcoming issue. If you're interested, please do get in touch at!

Looking forward to hearing from you!

OPR Editorial Team