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General Submission Guidelines for The Fletcher Forum online

Many of the articles published by The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs are solicited directly by the editors, but authors are also encouraged to submit unsolicited writing for consideration by the editorial board. Submissions for The Fletcher Forum online are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year, and should be submitted using the form below or via e-mail ( to the attention of the managing editor for web. Please include in the body of your message a short bio and your current affiliation, and indicate in your subject line that the submission is for the website specifically.

The editorial staff does not conduct systematic fact checks and relies on authors to ensure the accuracy of their statements. Submissions that neglect these guidelines will require undue editorial attention and will likely be returned to authors for revision.

Online Article Length

Articles for online publication should be up to 1,000 words in length and should model the tone of journalistic op-eds. They should not include academic footnotes or citations, but we encourage the use of hyperlinks. We prioritize pieces with a policy focus and concrete recommendations, as well as pieces that provide an outside-the-box approach to the topic.


Photographs, maps, and other graphics accompanying an article must be submitted as TIFF, JPEG, or PNG files, at a minimum of 300 dpi at 100 percent. Image files must be sent separately rather than imbedded in the text.

Submission Review Process

Each article submitted to The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs is reviewed by an editorial board, which is composed entirely of graduate students enrolled in The Fletcher School. Articles are judged on the basis of relevance, originality, prose, and argumentation. The editor-in-chief, in consultation with the editorial board, holds final authority for accepting or refusing individual articles for publication.

Throughout the editorial and design processes, editors reserve the right to make changes in accordance with Forum style specifications; and the editorial board assumes no obligation regarding publication. Copyright of published articles remains with The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs, and no article in its entirety or a part thereof may be published in any form without written permission.

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Thank you for your interest in submitting work for our collection of Online Articles. Any questions you have about the submission process should be addressed by our policies on the Submissions page. If you have any additional questions, please ask away in the message box below. Please send files in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) format and include in the body of your message a short bio and current affiliation. Alternatively, you can always contact us at

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