Journal of Undergraduate International Studies Accepting Submissions

Journal of Undergraduate International Studies LogoThe Journal of Undergraduate International Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is currently accepting submissions for its Fall 2015 issue.

The journal seeks to publish the best undergraduate work across the country related to international themes and topics including, but not limited to: international conflict and conflict resolution, human rights, environmental issues, history, comparative politics and economics, development and trade, global security and international health. View previous issues and learn about submission guidelines.

Submissions generally range in length from 5 to 20 pages. Submissions must not have been published in any other publication. Current undergraduates and recent graduates (one semester out or less) are eligible to submit their work. To submit your work, email it as an attachment to, following these guidelines:

  1. Submit as a word document, not a PDF or other type of file
  2. Use an easily read font, such as Times New Roman
  3. Double-space your document
  4. Follow the Chicago Manual of Style for all citations (for help, visit This is not a requirement unless the piece is selected for publication
  5. Convert all your citations and footnotes to endnotes
  6. Make sure your name and academic affiliation are not present in the text of your work
  7. Include an abstract of 100 words or less

The Journal also welcome photos, either related to or independent of the content of submitted essays. These photos could appear on the cover of the journal or on our website,  Photos can be sent as high-resolution jpegs to Please indicate the subject, the location, and the date of the photo, as well as your name and university affiliation.

Submissions are due by Sunday, October 11 at 11:59 p.m. CST.

Positions with JUIS

JUIS is recruiting editors and a layout designer for the Fall 2015 semester. Editors should be interested in and somewhat knowledgeable about international studies and have strong writing and proofreading skills in addition to critical analytical skills. Knowledge of the editing process is not required but is recommended. Editors will be expected to review articles, collectively decide what makes it to publication, and edit the pieces in collaboration with authors. To apply, please send a resume or CV, a cover letter, and a two to three page writing sample to by Sunday, September 27 at midnight.

The layout designer will be expected to attend some editorial meetings, create PDF proofs of the journal, and coordinate the printing of the journal with DoIT and the editor-in-chief. JUIS relies on the designer to create the entire look of the journal, so this position has an enormous amount of responsibility. To find out more about the quality of design expected, please visit: Familiarity with InDesign is required; html is recommended but not required. This is an unpaid position with a student organization. To apply, please send your resume and two samples of work to Applications are due Sunday, September 27 at midnight

Applications are due by Sunday, September 27 at 11:59 p.m. CST.