Contributing to the Institute's Journal

Bi-yearly, the Institute for a Greater Europe opens submissions for its policy and research journal, published online and across its chapters all over Europe. 

Theme and Structure

The Theme of the Journal is based broadly on the concept and discussion of Greater Europe, and what that means to different people. It also related to Europe's wider place in the world, it's neighbourhood policy and wider ideas of European integration.

We split the Journal into five geographic regions, the regions of Greater Europe, and we will be using them to sort and categorize articles, so make sure there is one clear area we can put your submission under.

Regions:

  • Western Europe and Atlantic

  • Central and Southern Europe

  • Eastern Europe and Russia

  • Eurasia

  • Middle East and North Africa

Types of Publications

We publish two types of articles in our Journal, Research Pieces and Policy Reviews

Policy Reviews: 

  • The piece should identify and analyse the goals of a policy; and gauge how to improve a policy or the method of realising its goals through reviewing and analysing the topic in detail

  • The Policy Reviews must be 2,400 and 2,800 words, discounting references and bibliography

  • Harvard referencing style should be used in the document, with a bibliography at the end relating to embedded references within the piece

Research Pieces:

  • These are interdisciplinary pieces dealing with various considerations on a single topic

  • Research Pieces must be between 2,000 and 2,400 words, not including references or bibliography

  • Harvard referencing style should be used in the document, with a bibliography at the end relating to embedded references within the piece

For the complete editorial guidelines, please refer to our Journal Guidelines here

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Requirement for Publications

Further to the description above, each article must reach the following Criteria:

  • Must fit the theme in some capacity, meaning a clear link between the subject of the article and the Journal's theme

  • A small biography for each author

  • Not older than two years

  • Written in English

  • Includes an abstract of up to 400 words

  • Submitted in .Doc or Docx file (i.e in Word)

  • “Harvard” referencing style, for guide check out here

  • All illustrations (including photos, graphics, graphs, cartoons) should be in gif, png, jpg, or jpeg format.

    • Illustrations must also be submitted with evidence that they are free to use (e.g. it is from copyright-free website, or the contributor has approval from its owner).

How to Submit

To become published in the Journal you must follow these steps:

  1. Submit an Abstract of 400 words regarding the topic theme and the writers at communications@institutegreatereurope.com  before the deadline in March (Num 1) / September (Num 2)

  2. Wait for approval of the piece two weeks later

  3. Submit the finalised article to the same email by the deadline in May (Num 1) / November (Num 2)

  4. Follow the editing and peer-review process and review and rewrite your submission based on the feedback

  5. Your piece is now published

If your piece is not selected to become a part of the journal, we would still encourage your writing and would be happy to publish it in on our website if it fits the criteria!

If you have any questions, please email us at communications@institutegreatereurope.com

The Deadline for Abstracts is the 6th of March (Tentative Date)

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