Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in the Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies provided he or she owns the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article. Authors are the initial owners of the copyrights to their works, unless the authors have, as a condition of employment, agreed to transfer copyright to their employer. There are no fees for authors to publish in the journal.

General Submission Rules

Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). Please note: "Publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies. If you have questions about the submission terms for the Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies, please contact the editors at ijps@umn.edu.

Review Process

Submissions undergo a double-blinded peer review process, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process. The results of the review will be returned to the author with one of four responses: unconditional acceptance, acceptance pending minor revisions, acceptance pending major revisions, or not accepted.  For more information about the review process, please see the complete IJPS Peer Review Guidelines.

Types of Articles Published

The Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies currently publishes:

  • Conversations: Interviews with scholars, thought leaders, and content experts about partnership worldwide.
  • Articles: Scholarly papers from all disciplines about elements of partnership. Examples include analyses, reports of research, essays, and opinion pieces. Maximum length: 20 pages plus reference list.
  • Community Voices: Articles about applications of partnership worldwide. Maximum length: 20 pages plus reference list.
  • Media Reviews: Reviews of books, articles, films, plays, and television and radio programs dealing with themes of partnership. Maximum length: 10 pages.
  • Cover Art: Original artwork in a variety of media, of images related to partnership accompanied by artists’ statements. Images should be submitted in JPG or PNG format. Please contact the editors at ijps@umn.edu with questions about format and content.

Formatting Requirements

Initial submission of articles to the Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies should be as a Word document, with body of text in 12pt. Trebuchet, 1.5 spaced, 1" margins, using American Psychological Association (APA), 7th edition format and style. Please observe the page limits specified in the above section. For formatting of the final submission, see the Style Guide.

Copyright and Use of Articles

All articles published in the Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies are distributed with a Creative Commons Noncommercial Attribution license (CC BY-NC 4.0). This means that each author holds the copyright to her or his work, and grants users the rights to: share (copy and/or redistribute the material in any medium or format) or adapt (remix, transform, and/or build upon the material) the article, as long as the original author and source are cited, and the use is for noncommercial purposes. Permission is not needed for these noncommercial uses. Read the summary terms, or the full legal license code.

For permission for other uses, or questions about use, please contact the editors at ijps@umn.edu.

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