Contributing to the Institute's Journal

Bi-yearly, the Institute for a Greater Europe opens submissions for its policy and research journal, published online for free, and across its chapters all over Europe. We are committed to an Open Access for all who wish to read articles

Submissions are Closed


To Submit your proposed paper please send us a small biography and Abstract of 400 words regarding the topic theme and the writers to  before the deadline of March 6th 2021

For further details of the entire publishing process and theme please read below.

Theme and Structure

The Greater European Journal is proud to invite submissions, either for research pieces or policy reviews, for its upcoming 2021 issue.

The Journal is the yearly publication of the Institute for a Greater Europe, a youth-led independent think tank based in Brussels, dedicated to promoting challenging new ideas, reaching across cultural divides and bringing together young academics from around the continent and beyond. The Greater European Journal tackles European politics from a wider perspective, bringing the Neighbourhoods, Eurasian and Transatlantic affairs into the conversation, as well as questioning Europe’s place in the world.

We invite submissions by students and early career researchers in European studies, Political Science, Law, International Relations, Sociology, Geography, History as long as they relate to the Journal’s themes (Europe as a global actor, EU Neighbourhood and accession, European integration, Transatlantic relations, Global politics).

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.


  • Western Europe and Atlantic

  • Central and Southern Europe

  • Eastern Europe and Russia

  • EU-Asia and 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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Researching and Writing

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  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 April(Num 1) / October (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

Our Peer Review Process

All articles submitted are subject to a double-blind peer review process. Following the editing and review from our editorial team articles are then anonymised and sent to expert peer reviewers along with a form, who then gave their advice on the piece to the editorial team on the accompanied with an overall advice of Acceptance, Minor revision, Major revision, or Rejection. If not rejected, the authors are then sent the
feedback, again anonymously, and told to make revisions. This process is repeated until the reviewer, authors, and editors are satisfied and the pieces are accepted by our Editor-in-Chief.

Peer Reviewers were selected by the Chairman and Editor-in-Chief based on their level of expertise for the article in question. All reviewers are professional academics with knowledge of the topics the article was based upon.

Open Access Statement and Licensing

We at the Institute are committed to Academic open access, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of its articles and to use them for any other lawful purpose. All the articles published in this journal are free to access immediately from the date of publication. We do not charge any fees for any reader to download articles for their own scholarly use.


This Journal is published under the Creative Commons License Attribution-Non Commercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0). This means you may share but cite and use accordingly for non-commercial

Authors are allowed to retain copyright and publishing rights, the Institute asks for non-exclusive  publishing rights and first publishing rights for articles submitted and accepted.