Formatting Guidelines for Submissions

Title and Attribution:

  • The title is centered at the top of the first page in bold, font size 18, and single-spaced.
  • The author(s) name is centered below the title in bold, font size 15.
  • The author(s) affiliation is centered below the author(s) name, italicized, font size 13.


  • The abstract should appear on the first page of the manuscript, below the title and attribution
  • The abstract should be approximately 100 words, left-aligned, italicized, font size 12.
  • The abstract is double-spaced and the first line is indented.
  • If there is a title within the abstract, do not underline or italicize.

General Document Page Setup Guidelines:

  • The text of the article should be in Microsoft Word format (.docx). Complicated tables or figures may be included in separate Microsoft Excel file formats if necessary.
  • All text, including the references and notes sections, should be in Times New Roman font size 12, double-spaced, and left-aligned.
  • All pages should be numbered consecutively with the page number placed in the top right corner of each page, also in Times New Roman size 12 font.


  • Citations are to be in-text format and should follow the American Political Science Review. In-text citations should always include page numbers when they are available. See

References and Footnotes:

  • Include a section at the end of the article titled “References” listing all works cited
  • Please use footnotes only for substantive and necessary additional information or clarifications.

Tables and Figures

  • All tables and figures should appear on separate pages at the end of the text.

Additional guidelines will be provided to authors whose manuscripts are accepted for publication.

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