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To learn more about the Journal and how to get involved as a Resident Editor, Columnist, or Writer, join us at one of our upcoming events, check out our Online Submission Guide, or email our team at publicpurposejournal@gmail.com.

Write for the PPJ Online

The PPJ Online is seeking original articles from SPA graduate students on a wide variety of topics in public policy, politics, and public affairs. Articles should be grounded in academic research or quasi-academic/journalistic sources.

Write for the PPJ Print Journal

Submissions are open for the 20th anniversary edition of The Public Purpose Journal from November 13, 2021, until Friday, January 21, 2022. The PPJ is currently accepting articles for the spring 2022 edition from Master’s and PhD students enrolled in the School of Public Affairs. Visit our Print Journal Guidelines page for more information.

What’s in it for you?

  • Get published in SPA’s graduate journal
  • Enhance your writing, editing, and analysis skills
  • Provide writing samples to potential employers
  • Showcase your hard work to your peers
  • Share your published work on your social networks and feature it on LinkedIn

Article Guidelines

To submit an article, pitch an idea for an online piece, or ask any questions about the Journal, please email our team at publicpurposejournal@gmail.com.