Compass: An Undergraduate Journal of American Political Ideas is a project of the Jack Miller Center, in partnership with the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership and The Center for Political Thought and Leadership at Arizona State University.
Compass provides a space for the work of talented undergraduates who have original and well-articulated insights on important ideas and issues relating to American democracy.
Topics for Articles
Compass publishes essays by undergraduates at colleges and universities anywhere in the world on American political issues understood in the broad contexts of political philosophy, history, literature and culture. The journal encourages submissions from across academic disciplines and welcomes the use of various historical, philosophic and empirical methods of analysis.
This online journal aims to provide a space for the work of talented undergraduates who have original and well-articulated insights on important ideas and issues relating to American democracy.
Rules for Submission
Compass publishes essays of 1500-2000 words in length. We encourage a lively style that is highly readable. The journal is a venue to relate original work, whether using interpretive textual analysis, archival work, quantitative findings, comparative historical analysis or other methodological approaches. However, we ask that these findings not be delivered or expressed in the manner of a term paper to specialist professors but in a more journalistic fashion to a wider audience of readers eager to glean what’s interesting from your findings.