Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Learn more about us and how you can contribute to the Press here!

Who runs The Graduate Press (TGP)?

The Graduate Press is an independent volunteer-run paper published by students of the Graduate Institute. We are separate from the Graduate Institute and the Graduate Institute Student Association (GISA). Our articles reflect the experiences, interests, and opinions of the student community at IHEID.

Who can write for The Graduate Press? 

Articles published by The Graduate Press can be written by :

  1. The Editorial Board;
  2. Staff Writers;
  3. Members or alumni of the the Graduate Institute community, i.e. :
    • Current and former students
    • Members of the Faculty (Professors, Visiting Lecturers, etc.)
    • Staff of the Institute

In which language can I write ?

TGP, like the Graduate Institute, is bilingual. We therefore accept submissions in English and French. If you want to include other languages in your piece, contact us so we can find a solution.

Can my submission be refused? 

It is TGP policy to not turn down any submission in order to provide all student voices and perspectives the opportunity to be published and heard. However, The Graduate Press does not publish any material that includes the following:

  1. Defamatory speech;
  2. Hate speech;
  3. Inciting any kind of violent acts;
  4. Misinformation and disinformation;
  5. Intended use for political propaganda.

Our submission guidelines can be found here: TGP: Submission Guidelines 

Can I only submit written pieces? 

The Graduate Press welcomes submission of different kinds of creative expression, including opinion pieces, feature articles, poetry, stories, photo galleries, photo essays, artworks, and more! Submissions can be featured on our website, as well as our biannual Print Edition. 

Where should I send my submission? 

You can send your submission to

What happens after I send my submission? 

Once we receive your piece an editor will be assigned to you as your point of contact and they will work with you on your submission. The editor will make edits and give feedback to improve your article and ensure it meets relevant journalistic standards.

How long does it take for a submission to be published?

There is no specific timeline, though our policy is to publish submissions within two weeks of their arrival. Usually we follow a “first come, first served” policy,  unless there are exceptional circumstances that require us to act differently. 

It is important to note that the Editorial Board has the sole discretion to decide the publication date of any submission.

Do you collaborate with student initiatives? 

We love to collaborate with others at the Graduate Institute, including all student initiatives! We’ve had the pleasure to work together with different initiatives on various columns and for the coverage of major events, all of which can be found on our website. 

Due to our commitment to impartiality as a press, we do not write articles with the intent of promoting specific events or initiatives. However, we are always happy to publish pieces if they come from an independent student

How can I become a Graduate Press Writer? 

Just reach out to us and we can add you to our writers pool group chat! No prior journalistic experience is required.

Can I write anonymously? 

We grant anonymity on a case-by-case basis. Our standard policy on anonymity can be found here: TGP: Policy on Anonymity