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The Journal of Politics & Society is an interdisciplinary journal of undergraduate scholarship in the social sciences, published by the Helvidius Group of Columbia University.  Founded in 1989, the Journal provides a forum for young scholars to contribute to the global dialogue on a diverse range of issues, including problems of politics, economics, public policy, social phenomena, international relations, and law.


The Editorial Board of the Helvidius Group is seeking submissions of scholarly research from undergraduates in colleges and universities around the world. In addition, the Journal of Politics & Society will award a prize to the author of the article judged most worthy by the Editorial Board in conjunction with faculty at Columbia University.

Successful submissions cover a wide variety of subjects, but share the qualities of original scholarship, cogent argumentation, and thorough research. The best way to get a sense of what the Journal publishes is to read the “For Authors” page, as well as previous editions of the Journal.


We are now accepting submissions for the Fall 2022 Journal. The deadline will be

February 11, 2022. Due to the high volume of submissions we receive, we are unable to notify authors whose papers were not selected.

Please remove your university’s name from submitted papers.

Click here to download the Fall 2022 Call for Papers: JPS Call for Papers Fall 2022

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