The EIU Political Science Review is an online journal created specifically for undergraduate students of political science. The journal consists of a variety of high-quality, peer reviewed undergraduate papers. Nearly any type of political science paper from an Eastern Illinois University Political Science course at the 3000-4000 level can be submitted to the journal including: position papers, analytical critiques, research papers, book reviews, case briefs, and many more.
The journal itself emerged out of the EIU Political Science Department's commitment to the academic and professional development of its students, and it also contributes to growing interest on Eastern's campus in ways to encourage undergraduate students to become active in the research process. And it should be noted that a number of the students who have published in the EIU Political Science Review also have presented their research at conferences or university/college poster sessions.
If you are interested in submitting one of your own works, please read below for more information.
Why Submit a Paper to the EIU Political Science Review?
Submission of a paper to the EIU Political Science Review is a rare opportunity to have undergraduate works published in an academic journal. This journal is a chance for undergraduate students to display their strong critical thinking and writing skills as well add an impressive line on a resume. Moreover, for students planning on going to graduate school or law school, a published paper can help gain the edge needed for admission to competitive programs.
The process is quick and easy; simply email an electronic copy (.doc, .docx, or .pdf), and the reviewing process will be initiated. Please do your best to correct for any spelling and grammatical errors before submission, as this journal is for high-quality undergraduate works.
To submit a paper, please email an electronic copy to Jack D. Cruikshank, Managing Editor and Presidential Graduate Assistant, Political Science Department.
*Note: We presently are working on the latest edition, for articles submitted and reviewed during AY 2015-16, and hope to have it ready for publication during the Fall 2016 semester.
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