About Us

Public Diplomacy Magazine is a publication of the Association of Public Diplomacy Scholars (APDS) at the University of Southern California, with support from the USC Center on Public Diplomacy at the Annenberg School, USC College’s School of International Relations, and the Annenberg School for Communication.

Its unique mission is to provide a common forum for the views of both scholars and practitioners from around the globe, in order to explore key concepts in the study and practice of public diplomacy. PD Magazine is published bi-annually in print and on the web at www.publicdiplomacymagazine.com

Editorial Policy

Public Diplomacy Magazine seeks contributions for each themed issue based on a structured solicitation system. Submission must be invited by the editorial board. Unsolicited articles will not be considered, or returned. Authors interested in contributing to PD Magazine should contact the editorial board about their proposals.

Articles submitted to PD Magazine are reviewed by the editorial board, which is composed entirely of graduate students enrolled in the Master of Public Diplomacy program at the University of Southern California.

Articles are evaluated based on relevance, originality, prose, and argumentation. The editor-in-chief, in consultation with the editorial board, holds final authority for accepting or refusing submissions for publication.

Authors are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of their statements. The editorial staff will not conduct fact checks, but edit submissions for basic formatting and stylistic consistency only. Editors reserve the right to make changes in accordance with PD style

Copyright of published articles remains with Public Diplomacy (PD) Magazine. No article in its entirety or a part thereof may be published in any form without proper citation credit.