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PBJ: Politics, Bureaucracy and Justice Journal

Politics, Bureaucracy, and Justice Journal

PB&J: Politics, Bureaucracy, and Justice is the student-run journal of the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice at West Texas A&M University. It helps fulfill an important university mission. It offers scholars of all levels, from undergraduate and graduate students to faculty members and any interested party, the opportunity to publish scholarly work in a peer-reviewed, academic journal. PB&J is also a different kind of academic journal because of the prominent role students play in the publishing process. PB&J not only actively seeks student submissions, but students also review the articles and make editorial decisions to publish or reject a submission. The journal is available around the world on the Internet and is recognized by the Library of Congress.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions are welcome from across the university and the larger community of researchers on subjects that pertain to the journal’s three focus areas. PB&J follows a blind submissions process and uses the American Psychological Association (APA) style for citations and formatting.

Please understand that we do not review manuscripts that:

-Have previously been reviewed by PB&J.

-Do not contain original arguments or analyses.

-Are book reviews or essays on current events.

-Are currently under review at another journal.

-Fail to comply with the guidelines stated below.


For a timely review, please ensure your paper adheres to the following guidelines:

-Manuscripts must be submitted in either .docx or PDF format.

-Manuscripts MUST adhere to a strict 10,000 word count limit, including references, charts, and abstracts.

-Manuscripts must be in 12 point font, including citations and references.

-Manuscripts must be double spaced, with page numbers on each page.

-If accepted, either the data used to construct graphs or a 300dpi PDF (or eps) version of each graph or figure must be provided.

-References and citations must be in proper American Psychological Association (APA) format. In-text citations should be in (Author, Year, p. #) format.

Example of Reference:

Roberts, T. M., Smith, M. J., & Lee, M. J. (2002). Third Party Intervention in Civil               Wars. Journal of Conflict Resolution, 23(4), 245-259.

Additionally, please provide the following with your submission:

-A cover page including detailed contact information, such as an email address and telephone number, and a declaration that this work has not been previously published.

- An abstract of no more than 200 words.

- A version of the manuscript with all references to the author(s) removed.

Failure to adhere to the above guidelines will result in an automatic rejection of your manuscript submission.