- Submissions should be 1,500 to 5,000 words in length
- The Clough Journal uses Chicago Citation Style. However, we accept submissions with other styles as well. Those submissions will be re-formatted to conform to Chicago Citation Style.
- Submissions should be sent to email@example.com
- Eligibility Guidelines
- Any current undergraduate student, at a universtiy in the United States or abroad, is eligible to submit his/her work to The Clough Journal
- The submission must be credited to the student or students who have completed the work
- Any work that has been published in another academic journal is not eligible to be submitted
- Submissions can include but are not limited to: research papers, papers written for a class, chapters of a thesis, and many others.
- The student will be notified whether their submission has been accepted. After acceptance, The Clough Journal will edit each article for content and grammar, and authors will be notified of changes to their works before publication.
Clough Journal Sections
The Clough Journal is divided into the following four sections. However, do not feel constrained by these sections. We will select works based on merit and divide them accordingly; you do not need to “label” your submission. Do not worry if you think your work does not fit into any one of these four categories or is a mix of a few.
Comparative Democracy: The Comparative section seeks articles comparing and contrasting the qualities of international constitutional democracies in an effort to better understand this political structure.
Example: “The U.S. Supreme Court and the European Court of Justice”
Historical Democracy: The Historical section seeks article submissions pertaining to the impact of the democracies in the past, or that further the understanding of the development of present democratic states.
Example: “Political Theory and the Justification of the American Civil War”
Domestic Democracy: The Domestic Democracy section seeks articles that analyze America’s democratic system on the state, federal, or local level, from the nation’s idealistic conception to its present form, and any changes thereto. Submissions may focus on a wide varitey of issues.
Examples: “U.S. Cultural Hegemony,” “The Origin and Effects of the Culture War in American Politics”
Developing Democracy: The Developing Democracy section seeks articles that investigate and analyze current international issues and events as they pertain to developing democracies worldwide or that review the logistics, morals, or ethics of democracy and how they are manifested in the developing world.
Example: “Baguatar: Globalization, Its Consequences and Solutions for the Peruvian Amazon Natives’ Participation in a Constitutional Democracy”
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