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Paideia joined Cal Poly's roster of student journalsPaideia is Cal Poly SLO's one and only journal of Political Science. We publish the top academic research of our talented students, spotlight accomplished POLS alumni, and highlight the extraordinary achievements of our campus’s outstanding Political Science clubs and extracurriculars. At Paideia, students Learn By Doing by engaging with Political Science peers, expanding professional networks, and gaining valuable experience in the writing and publishing process of political academia!

Paideia started as a senior project in the 2013/14 school year. Every year since, Paideia grows in its professional reach, campus engagement, and scope, as Political Science majors, minors, and MPP students learn by doing at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

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Become a Published Author!

Political science undergraduate majors, minors, and Masters of Public Policy students can submit works of writing that are substantive, coherent, and supported by primary and/or secondary evidence. Submissions must be at least 1500 words in length (about 4.5 double-spaced pages) and focused within the discipline of Political Science.

Click here to submit your work to Paideia Journal of Political Science!

Email Paideia@calpoly.edu with any questions,comments, concerns, and feedback!


The Paideia Standard

Submissions are assessed based on five criteria:

  • Creativity
  • Originality
  • Critical Thought
  • Organization
  • Structure

To qualify for publication, include in your submission:

  • Cover Page with your name and article Title
  • 100-300 word abstract
  • 12 point Times New Roman Font
  • 1 inch margins
  • Double Spaced
  • Do not include your name anywhere except the cover page!


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