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  • Editorial Office:
    World Policy Institute
    108 West 39th St.
    Tenth Floor, Suite 1000
    New York, NY 10018
    (212) 481-5005
    Jessica Loudis, loudis@worldpolicy.org
    Managing Editor:
    Laurel Jarombek, jarombek@worldpolicy.org
    Editorial Assistants:
    Natasha Bluth
    Nicholas Cappetta
    Melody Chan
    Connie E
    Yasmin Merchant

    Podcast Producer:
    Matthew DeMello
    Creative Director:
    Meehyun Nam Thompson
    Contributing Editors:
    Gregg Levine
    Matt Williams

    Editors Emeritus:
    Sherle R. Schwenninger (1982–1991)
    James Chace (1992–2000)
    Karl E. Meyer (2000–2008)
    David A. Andelman (2008–2015)
    Editorial Board:
    Seymour Topping, chair
    Sulaiman Al-Hattlan
    Eric Alterman
    Sidney Blumenthal
    Ying Chan
    Mark Danner
    Kate Doyle
    Naresh Fernandes
    David Fromkin
    John Maxwell Hamilton
    James F. Hoge Jr.
    Aziz Z. Huq
    Azubuike Ishiekwene
    Peter B. Kaufman
    Paul Kelly
    Anne Nelson
    Peter Osnos
    Jennifer Ramos
    Sherle R. Schwenninger
    Nancy E. Soderberg
    Ronald Steel
    Paul Steiger
    Angela E. Stent
    Patrick Wajsman
    Martin Walker
    Ruth Wedgwood

  • In addition to policy articles and commentary at its core, World Policy Journal publishes cultural essays, profiles, reportage, photojournalism, Q&As with compelling international figures, and illustrations and cartoons from around the globe.

    While the majority of articles are commissioned, we do accept unsolicited manuscripts. In selecting pieces for publication, we look for a strong point of view expressed in a lively, nonacademic style. Each issue has a cover theme chosen by the editors, though at least half of each issue is given to topical articles on a broad array of subjects.

    Submissions should run roughly 4,000 to 5,000 words and include a short letter to introduce the article. We are particularly receptive to contributions from journalists, scholars, and thinkers residing in countries other than the United States, though the magazine is edited and published in English.

    Policy Articles
    We are especially interested in issues concerning international affairs,  economics, human rights, regional conflicts, and the environment. Submissions should present a well-supported point of view and offer provocative policy recommendations. To the extent possible, articles should be based on interviews and other primary sources of information that will set them apart from the writings of others on a given subject and that will increase their timeliness.

    Social and Cultural Essays
    We also publish articles that consider broader social and cultural issues such as immigration, exile, and ethnicity; that provide insight into a historical era, event, or person; that illuminate cultural change and cross-cultural influences; or that explore the role of literature and art in political discourse.

    World Policy Journal takes pride in a long tradition of publishing exemplary first-person reporting from regions or on subjects not widely covered in the general media. Articles should be written in a vivid style, with texture and narrative that transport readers to the location, while exploring larger themes and policy implications.

    Submissions should be sent to Managing Editor Laurel Jarombek, jarombek@worldpolicy.org, as a Microsoft Word or PDF attachment.

  • For information about advertising in World Policy Journal, please see the WPJ Media Kit (pdf).

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  • Description

    World Policy Journal (WPJ) is the flagship publication of the World Policy Institute. For over thirty years WPJ has been home to both distinguished and emerging thinkers from around the globe. WPJ's articles inject new ideas into international debates on the world’s most pressing issues. Essays and reported pieces cover global security, regional conflict, political controversy, and cultural and social change. The journal is known for lively, intelligent writing that challenges conventional wisdom and offers fresh perspectives on underreported issues. The articles and analyses offer strong points of view that transcend the foreign-versus-domestic policy divide, reflecting the institute's global perspective. Regular features include a photojournalism portfolio, a conversation with a compelling thinker, and illustrations and cartoons from international artists. Each issue is centered on a cover package, with several major essays and graphic features exploring aspects of a single issue in depth. Cover themes have focused on water, food, sports, sex and sexuality, and communications. Above all, World Policy Journal aims to showcase thought from far beyond traditional thinkers to all nations.

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