Call for Submissions: Blog

The Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy (HJHP) invites established and emerging scholars, including researchers, journalists, artists and/or policy practitioners, to submit their work to HJHP’s Blog publication.

HJHP will accept blog posts, columns/op-eds, book reviews, commentaries, photo essays, video blogs, and artwork for web publication consideration on a rolling basis. All submissions must be the author’s original work.

Digital Call for Submissions

Blog Submission Guidelines

  • Commentaries/Op-Ed should be between 750 and 900 words and include references where appropriate
  • Book/film reviews must be between 1,500 and 3,000 words, and must include the full citation, including publisher/director and year of publication/original release date;
  • Artwork, Video Blog and Photo Essays should comment on the U.S. Latina/o community’s political, social, and/or economic condition, and must be submitted as high resolution files (300+dpi, JPEG format) and/or high quality video. Each submission must include artwork title, artist name, medium, a brief paragraph about the work and year of creation.

How to Submit for the Blog

Prospective contributors must submit their works electronically at Each submission should include a cover letter with author’s (1) full name, (2) mailing address, (3) e-mail address, (4) phone number, (5) abridged biography of no more than 300 words, and (6) a professional headshot. Any supporting graphics, charts, and tables must be included as separate attachments.

Submissions are on a rolling basis. Editorial Board will notify all applicants within 4 weeks of date submitted. Selected authors may be asked to perform additional fact-checking or editing before publication; compliance with these procedures is required for publication.

Review Process

The Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy strives to maintain the quality and integrity of our publication through a submission review process that is fair and transparent. To this end, all works will be reviewed and scored along a common rubric by at least two editorial staff.  Editorial staff read submissions and score along the evaluative criteria: relevance, clarity of argument, use of evidence, organization, contribution, and style. The editorial staff discusses top ranked submissions and final decisions are made collaboratively.


Founded in 1985, the Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy (HJHP) is the oldest student-run academic journal at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and one of the premier publications in the nation focused on the public policy issues that impact the U.S. Latina/o community. A nonpartisan review, HJHP seeks a wide range of submissions for print and web publication. HJHP’s website provides a platform for rapid, relevant dissemination of timely policy perspectives, while the annual print edition continues our strong 30-year tradition of rigorous policy research.


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Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy
79 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

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