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Submit Your Research to BORDERS

On behalf of OUR's Campus Collaborator, BORDERS, we are sharing the following excellent opportunity for both graduate and undergraduate students studying International Relations or related topics (e.g., Comparative Politics or Foreign Affairs) to publish their work in a student-run academic journal.


About the Journal

BORDERS, created by the MAIR 4+1 program, aims to provide a platform for students to showcase their research. As fellow political science graduates, the BORDERS editorial team understands the challenges of finding publication outlets, especially for undergraduates. They believe this journal can be a valuable resource for students to display their work, particularly those applying to graduate school. 

For more information about BORDERS, please visit their website: BORDERS Journal Website.

To submit your work, please use the following link:  LINK [].

Call for Submissions

BORDERS is currently looking for papers that demonstrate strong motivation, novelty, and creativity in the fields of International Relations (IR), Comparative Politics, or foreign policy. A successful submission should present relatively novel ideas that enhance understanding in these fields, supported by existing literature and methodologies (Qualitative and/or Quantitative). Submissions should include a clear theory, arguments, and evidence-based analysis. Additionally, all submissions are expected to adhere to basic writing conventions, including spelling, grammar, and organization. While there is no specific page minimum or maximum, the most successful publications generally fall between 7 and 30 pages in length.

All submissions are due Friday, May 31, 2024.

The BORDERS editorial team encourages you to take advantage of this opportunity to publish your work and contribute to the academic community. They look forward to reviewing your submissions and highlighting the outstanding research being conducted by UMD students.

Should you have questions about this opportunity, please contact Trevor Norton, BORDERS Editor-in-Chief, at

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