Submissions to Brief Policy Perspectives are open to any member of the Trachtenberg School community: current students, staff, faculty, and alumni.
- Please limit your submission to no more than 1000 words unless you receive prior approval from the editorial team.
- Keep the focus on policy, not politics.
- A good question to keep in mind when writing your article is “What are the policy implications?”
- We will accept submissions that discuss the political feasibility of a getting a policy initiative passed, or that discuss different partisan approaches to a issue.
- We will not accept overtly political and partisan content.
- Write about something you are passionate about! Brief Policy Perspectives should be considered a forum to educate and inform others about a policy area that’s important to you.
- Be respectful. We hope the content on Brief Policy Perspectives generates debate and exchange of ideas; just remember to keep it civil.
- Use headings and subheadings where appropriate to help the reader follow your argument.
- Please cite by using hyperlinks in-text. See existing posts for examples.
Content currently accepted by Brief Policy Perspectives includes the following:
- Policy brief: a short summary of the issue, the relevant policy options to deal with the issue, and a recommended option
- Opinion piece: an informed personal opinion on existing or forthcoming policy
- Article review: a review of long form articles (think feature pieces in something like The Atlantic or the New York Times Magazine). Please include a link to the article you are reviewing.
- Event recap: a description of policy-related events (speeches, debates, lectures, hearings, etc.)
- Interview: a conversation with someone who works in the policy space. Please indicate when an answer was paraphrased or quoted verbatim.