Submission Guidelines

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Call for Pitches Notice


Anytime throughout the year, APRA is always welcoming submissions of opinion pieces (Op-Eds) and policy papers on political risk for publication on our online outlet. Please send your pitches in Word document format to apra.scpo(at) with the key word "Pitch" in the subject of your email. Please also include a short bio (3-5 lines) in the email.





APRA welcomes contributions on all topics and questions related to political risk, with a major focus on current events. APRA does offer a list of suggested topics on a monthly basis. However, articles on different topics are also accepted as long as they are up-to-date and political risk-related. Pitches will need to be concrete and solution-oriented.



  • Op-Ed

A column which represents the strong, informed, and focused opinion of the writer on an issue of relevance to both specialists in the field and the general readers.

Word count: 800-1000 words

Referencing style is through hyperlinks. Add hyperlinks in your Word document.


  • Policy Paper

A research piece which focuses on a specific policy issue and provides clear recommendations for policy makers.

Word count: 2-3 pages, ideally 1500-1800 words

Referencing style: Chicago



We look forward to reading your pitches 

Upon reception of your pitches, an editor from the APRA Think Tank team will revise your work, in order to ensure that it meets the guidelines provided by APRA. Editors are assigned revision tasks on the basis of their expertise both from a thematic and regional perspective, thus ensuring constructive feedback and informed editing.


Pitches, once edited by APRA Think Tank editors, will be published only upon double check and confirmation of the writer.


Referencing style is indicated in the formats’ description above. Please refrain from using styles different than those required. Contributions with referencing style that is not in line with APRA’s guidelines will not be edited.