Re:CAP welcomes outside submissions, typically in the range of 500 to 800 words, on any and all issues related to the public sector. We also welcome submissions responding to other Re:CAP essays. We strive to provide quick processing of all outside submissions. The Re:CAP editorial staff reviews all submitted pieces but does not guarantee that every submission will be published.

By submitting to Re:CAP, you agree that:

  1. Your submission has not been previously published or posted elsewhere and is neither currently under review anywhere else nor will it be submitted elsewhere pending our review and editing.

  2. We can edit your work to meet our editorial standards.

  3. We can make the final decision on the article title.

  4. You grant Re:CAP, the Fels Institute of Government, and the University of Pennsylvania a license to publish your submission online. If we accept and publish your edited submission, you may subsequently re-post it on another website, provided that the re-post indicates that it first appeared on Re:CAP and  includes a hyperlink to the Re:CAP page containing the original publication of your essay.

  5. Your submission does not in any way infringe on anyone else’s copyright or other rights.

Submissions should include hyperlinks in lieu of footnotes or academic references.

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