Call for Papers 

On Politics is opening its first call for papers for the SPRING 2023 Issue. Now is you
r chance to have your work featured!

For the Spring 2023 On Politics issue we are looking to broaden the scope of the journals content within the world of politics. Whether that be Canadian politics, international relations, comparative politics, or something else political in nature. We are hoping to move the journal in a direction that embodies a wider range of voices. 

Submissions are due by February 17th, 2023 at 11:59pm.

Submit via email at:

Email Subject: ‘Spring 2023 On Politics Submission’.


If you’re a current UVic student or a recent graduate (Class of 2022), you have the opportunity to get your words in print and work with peers, faculty, and mentors to publish in UVic’s best (and only) undergrad Political Science journal.

We are excited to continue our partnership with Canadian International Council (CIC) Victoria. If selected, you may have an opportunity to have your work reviewed by a CIC member, many of whom have government, diplomatic, military, business, and academic backgrounds. They have agreed to provide their experienced perspective to our journal alongside our traditional UVic partners. 

Submission Requirements:

Requirements for submissions include that the paper must have received an A- or higher in a 200-400 level UVIC course. The paper must be between 1500-4500 words and be submitted to by February 17th (as a docx.).

We encourage folks to submit papers written from courses outside of Political Science, ranging from Indigenous Studies, Sociology, Gender Studies, History, Environmental Studies, and more. As long as the paper is political in nature!**

The paper must not be under consideration or published elsewhere. Do NOT send submissions to More detailed requirements here:

Submissions must include:

Your paper in Word Doc. format (.docx)

A brief summary (100 words or less) about your paper

**If not a POLI paper: a brief description (100 words or less) as to why your paper is political in nature


In consideration of our continuing commitments to anti-racist action: feel free to indicate if you are a member of an equity-seeking group. We take this into consideration during our selection process, alongside our commitment to showcasing exemplary undergraduate scholarship. On Pol receives a high number of quality submissions every year, and we hope to publish and highlight BIPOC undergraduate work whenever possible.

Our editors are looking forward to reading your submissions!


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