The JPPE accepts written works by undergraduate, graduate, and recent postgraduate students from all over the world. The JPPE looks for pieces that are well-written, original, well-argued, well-researched, and timely.  Possible contributions include, but are not limited to, research papers, literature reviews, critical comments, interviews, theses, PhD summaries, and articles written independently or for a class. There is no specified page requirement for any submission. We evaluate every submission entirely on merit. 


All submissions must be in Microsoft Word .doc or .docx format, and must include a works cited section. Please see our style guide.

Open Access: The Journal is committed to supporting maximum access in order to maintain quality, legitimacy, and open discourse.  The entire contents of every issue are permanently and universally available online without subscription or monetary barriers.

Copyright: Authors retain copyright over their work published in the Journal. Authors grant the Journal a perpetual but non-exclusive license to publish the official version of scholarly record of their article. After publication, Authors are free to share their articles, or to republish them elsewhere, as long as the original publication in the JPPE is explicitly cited.

Selecting Articles

By submitting to the Journal, Authors declare that:

  • Their article displays original thought and thinking, clearly distinguishable from ideas and claims developed by others.

  • Their article is not substantively similar to an article previously published, or presently under consideration of publication by another journal.

  • Their article adheres to standards of academic rigor.

  • They have complied with all relevant legal obligations (copyright, sourcing, etc.).

The Editors may reject a submission without further justification if any of these declarations is proven false or incomplete.  The Journal will take no legal responsibility if the author fails to comply with necessary legal obligations.

The Journal undertakes to evaluate submissions on the basis of their academic relevance, coherence, scholarship, significance and without regard to such characteristics of the Author as institution affiliation, nationality, ethnicity, religion, gender, or political views.


All submissions go through a rigorous name-blind review and referee process as described below.  If the work passes the process and showcases original and creative thinking, the piece will be published.

Outline of Review and Publishing Process

  1. Submissions reviewed by Editorial Board: Broadly, is this something worth considering? If yes, the piece is distributed to the most relevant section(s). If no, the piece is rejected outright.

  2. Submission reviewed (name blind) by multiple student section editors of different sections. Reviewing editor provides a comprehensive referee report.

  3. Submissions reviewed (name blind) by faculty expert.

  4. Editorial Board reviews reports and makes final decision.

  5. In case of acceptance:

    • Editors make clarification and coherence edits, and conduct missing info and fact checks.

    • Copy Editors make final stylistic edits.

  6. Editorial Board collectively organizes accepted pieces into a cohesive edition of the journal.

    • If there are pieces that are accepted but cannot fit in the current edition, they should be postponed to the next available spot in a future edition.

Final decisions of acceptance, rejection, or request for revision are made by the Editorial Board.

Submissions - Vol. IV | Issue I

Covid-19 Update:

Following the suspension of on-campus operations by Brown University as a result of the COVID-19 situation, the content board has elected to suspend the current editing cycle. In order to uphold JPPE standards of rigorous editorial process, the publication of Vol. III will be pushed to the Spring Semester of 2021.

We thank you for your patience. 

Submissions can be uploaded here. 

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