Thank you for your interest in SLPR.

We are not accepting print submissions at this time. 

If you are interested in submitting a piece for publication in Volume 30, Issue 1 (to be published in Fall 2017), please be sure to continue checking our website, as we will provide more information this summer.

You may also want to consider submitting an online piece, as we are always accepting submissions for SLPR Online

Below is information on submitting print and online articles for publication consideration.

Print Journal

Each year, SLPR publishes one print volume comprised of two issues: one issue in the fall, and one issue in the spring. Our fall issue contains feature articles. Feature articles may address current public policy issues that do not fall within the symposia topics. Features range from 15,000 to 25,000 words. Our spring issue is our symposium issue. Each year, SLPR selects a single policy issue and solicits a collection of articles exploring the issue from a variety of perspectives. Symposium and feature articles published in the print journal will also be published online.

To submit an article for consideration, please use Scholastica or ExpressO. Should you have any additional questions about submitting an article, please reach out to Lead Articles Editor, Sophia Carrillo (

SLPR Online

SLPR Online is our new online platform, and it has a separate submissions process. Online articles may be submitted at any time and do not have to correspond to our symposia topic areas. Rather, the topic requirements are simply that the piece must be both timely and policy driven. Submissions should be no more than 2500 words, with a 25 footnote maximum. More details can be found in our Online section.

For further questions or to submit an online article, contact the Online Editor, Rebecca Mears.

Student Notes

Students may submit Notes or Legislative Notes. For details about the submissions process for these pieces, contact the Lead Notes Editor, Rebecca Pottash.