The OxPol blog team are taking a break over summer. Watch this space for new topical political content, research and analysis from OxPol in the autumn.

Please note, during this period we are not accepting submissions, nor are we able to monitor the OxPol inbox.

About the blog

Hosted by the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford, this blog aims to promote leading academic research and analysis to readers in and outside the University.

Any political or other views expressed in the articles made available on this website are those of the individuals who contributed them and do not represent the views of the Department of Politics and International Relations or the University.

To reach our Editorial Team, please use the online contact form.

Guide for contributors 

We welcome submissions from academics and students in and outside the University of Oxford, from all disciplines and persuasions, as long as they offer evidence-based argumentation and academic rigour. Submissions should be between 500 and 1000 words, written in clear English and using British spelling. You can read our editorial guidelines, for further details on what we look for in a draft piece.

We are particularly keen to promote recent research (books and journal articles) and academic commentary on current issues in the world of politics. Contributors are encouraged to include relevant images, links, tables and figures.

To submit an article, please get in touch with the Editorial Team via email.

For Oxford-based academics, we are also happy to cross-post articles from elsewhere—please contact our editorial team.

Editorial policy

OxPol has a small team of editors who will accept proposals/submissions and proofread the text. We may request changes and additions. Due to resource constraints, submissions that require substantial editing will be returned to the author for revision. We will only publish articles once the author approves the final text.

All posts are under a Creative Commons licence. When cross-posting our material, please provide attribution with a link back to the original piece.