EPR 2022 Call for Submissions

The European Student Think Tank is very pleased to announce the 2022 Call for Submissions for the peer-reviewed European Policy Review journal. This year has witnessed several political, economic, and social upheaval which portends significant changes to the European Union and the rest of the world. 

In light of that, we welcome submissions on any topics that are related to European affairs. You can find the previous editions of the European Policy Review here.

Article submissions format: 

  • Submissions are welcomed in the English-language. Please use the British English spelling throughout. 
  • Manuscript files must be submitted in Microsoft Word of PDF.
  • All articles must use the APA reference style and author-date in in-text citations.
  • All articles should be between 4000 and 6000 words in length (excluding references)

Papers will be submitted to an initial review by the editorial board for a preliminary selection. The most promising papers will then go through a formal peer-review process.

Deadline for Call for Submissions: Friday April 15th 2022. 

Please submit your application via this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1CR1YP5hGuCb-qdNgBOutZoornU9qXN7G34muBLuPmJo/edit

European Policy Review – Call for Reviewers 

The European Policy Review (EPR) is now seeking applications for reviewer positions. Reviewers will be engaging with article submissions to ensure that each article demonstrates critical analysis and judgment, displays a high level of English, and has academic integrity.  

About the Journal 

The European Student Think Tank (EST) established the EPR in 2014 to provide a platform for young academics to critically explore the policies of individual European states and the European Union. Both undergraduates and postgraduates engage with European policy that impassions and engrosses. With a youthful spin, the EPR offers a unique lens under which European Policy can be seen in a new light. 

Article contributors are able to choose their own title and topic of interest. In the most recent volume of the journal, article topics included EU-Turkey diplomatic negotiations, the impact of Brexit on UK-EU security cooperation, and the EU Gender Strategy. Such a high level of diverse topic areas demonstrates the broad range of expertises and backgrounds that the EPR attracts. 

Peer-Review Process 

After articles have been submitted, and initially evaluated by a group of in-house EST editors, they will be sent to the reviewers. Each reviewer will engage with 1-2 articles. Feedback on the article will be passed onto the EST editorial office, and then onto the author, making the process blind. The feedback process is repeated until the EST Editors-in-Chief are content with the standard of the submission. The peer-review process will take roughly 2 months, and will occur between the months of April to June.

As editing/peer-reviewing experience is not mandatory, a training session will be run by the Editorial Office. This will equip the selected candidates with universal editorial skills and knowledge of specific EST standards and practices. 

In addition to guidance from the EST editorial office, reviewers will also be advised by the ESTs Academic Advisory Board. The Academic Advisory Board is made up of distinguished figures in European affairs. Their expertise will help shape the academic and editorial standards of the EPR. As such, the Board’s vital contributions will help direct the structure and content of the EPR.

Reviewer Requirements 

  • Knowledge of and experience with APA style referencing 
  • Editing/ peer-reviewing experience (not mandatory). 
  • Knowledge about any aspect of European affairs. 
  • (NB. Master/Ph.D. students will have a greater chance of being selected). 
  • You do not have to be a student or live in Europe to apply. 


Certificates for completed reviews are available upon request.

To register your interest, please fill in the form below. We look forward to reading your applications. Good luck! 


Questions about either the call for reviewers or call for submissions? Check out the EPR FAQ here.

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