Instructions for Authors
“Decisions about the future of Europe directly or indirectly concern the entire person amid the peoples of Europe as a whole and, given the present unity of world history, the totality of humankind. ... They are questions about the whole world.” — Karl Rahner, S.J.
Europe in the World’s mission is to provide public-facing commentary and analysis of Europe’s political, social, and economic relations with the world. It is intended to provide a platform for scholars of Europe, of all disciplines, to present their ideas to a wider audience, thus bridging the gap between the academy and the general public. As an initiative housed within the Nanovic Institute, EITW views European issues as global issues, and questions about Europe as questions about the planet, our common home. For a fuller introduction to the blog, see this post from the editors.
EITW covers a broad range of topics, and the editors encourage authors to think both big and out-of-the-box when crafting submission ideas. Submissions can take the form of commentary pieces regarding current events and developments, policy-oriented works that present clear and actionable suggestions for further engagement, summaries or overviews of current or past works, and even book reviews.
General Guidelines and Requirements
While we seek to take a big-tent approach to article contribution, there are some overarching guidelines that we ask all contributors to follow:
- Submissions should be aimed at a wide, public audience consisting of academics from other disciplines and non-academic individuals.
- Authors should do their best to relate their submissions to events and trends in modern Europe. If you are unsure about your topic’s applicability, please feel free to contact the editors in advance to discuss substantive fit.
- Avoid jargon and technical terms whenever possible.
- Be clear and concise. Write your submission in essay form, with the main point presented in the first paragraph along with an overview for the rest of the piece.
- Limit citations of academic works if possible. Rather than cite in an academic style, please use hyperlinks to sources. Most sources referenced this way should be publicly available.
- At the end of your article, in a separate section, please provide at least three further publications (if possible) about your submission topic where interested audience members can read further about the subject matter. They do not have to be publications by the author.
- Submissions should be around 1,000 words in length and in Word format (.doc or .docx).
- Besides the manuscript, submissions should include author contact information and a short biography (in the submission email) as well as a professional photo or headshot (as a .jpg attachment).
Submission and Review Process
To be considered for publication in EITW, contributors should send complete submissions in the format detailed above to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submitted articles are first screened by the editors for quality and fit, after which the editors decide whether to proceed with the piece or not. If the editors find the article suitable, it is subjected to editing and comments by the editors and Nanovic Institute communications staff and returned to the author for revisions. The standard length of review turnaround time after initial submission is three weeks.
Europe in the World is a graduate student-led initiative, edited by members of the Nanovic Institute’s Graduate Fellows program. If you are interested in getting involved with EITW, please contact the editors.
Moritz Graefrath is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, a Graduate Fellow with the Notre Dame International Security Center, and co-editor of the Europe in the World project at the Nanovic Institute for European Studies. His research operates at the intersection of IR theory and international security, focusing on conceptual innovation and theory-driven foreign policy analysis. He holds an M.A. in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame and a B.A. in Philosophy & Economics from the University of Bayreuth, Germany.
Alec Hahus is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, a Graduate Fellow with the Notre Dame International Security Center and the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, a Graduate Affiliate of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, and co-editor of the Europe in the World project. His dissertation focuses on how security competition among great powers affects financial flows in the global economy. He also conducts research on religion and politics, nationalism, political backlash to globalization, and security studies. He has received an M.A. in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame, an M.A. in International Relations from the University of Chicago, and a B.A. in International Studies and History from Centre College.