Rice Journal of Public Policy - Undergraduate Public Policy Journal

General Information

Rice Journal of Public Policy (RJPP) is the undergraduate policy journal at Rice University. It's completely student-run by the Baker Institute Student Forum. RJPP has short-form and long-form components.

Blog Submission Guide

Short-form articles should include:

  • Research question/issue – choose anything that's important to you and relevant today!
  • Theory and background issues
  • Hypothesis and/or policy change
  • Rationale for change
  • The way forward and what to expect in the future
  • A list of links to sources you used

Other details: 

  • 1000 words or fewer 
  • Submit to ricejpp@gmail.com

Publication Submission Guide

Long-form papers should include: 

  • A policy proposal that focuses on laws of public regulations
  • Diverse academic sources, cited using footnotes
  • An abstract, background information, an analysis of why current policy is inadequate, an analysis of the appropriate course of policy action and its benefits and possible drawbacks, and a bibliography

Other details: 

  • 10-15 pages
  • Submit to ricejpp@gmail.com


Editor-in-Chief: Shruthi Velidi
Managing Editor: Elisabeth Kalomeris
Assistant Editor in Chief: Liz Myong
Long-Form Copy Editors: Sara Meadow and Jolen Martinez
Short-Form Copy Editors: Liz Myong and Jackson Neagli
Publisher: David Ratnoff

Contact Us

Email: ricejpp@gmail.com

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