Globus is an online journal published by the University of San Francisco’s International Studies Department. Inspired by the Jesuit concept of Magis, which urges us to extend our actions for broader societal impact, the journal publishes journalistic work covering global affairs through a social justice lens.

What makes a story right for Globus?

Globus is a journal of reported stories, including Features, Opinion, Profiles, Notes from the Field, and Essays. We seek engaging, thought-provoking narratives that draw new connections, reveal insightful research, and explore greater truths about people and the planet. Final submissions should be between 800 to 2,000 words. Please pitch Globus at prior to submitting full drafts.

The ideal article for Globus:

  • reflects reporting from the field
  • tells a story with human dimensions
  • sheds light on issues of economic, social, or environmental justice.

Who can contribute?

Globus primarily showcases articles authored by USF faculty, staff, students and alumni, though invited and submitted works from global activists, scholars and experts are also welcomed.

What story length should the articles be?

Submissions should be between 800 to 2,000 words. You can also view our stories to better understand our mission and content.

How do I submit to Globus?

Kindly send your pitch to the Managing Editor to This pitch should explain the desired content type (see below), why the article is relevant or timely, how it sheds new light on a globally important issue, and how you intend to tell the story (e.g. what characters and/or organizations will drive your narrative, and your reporting plan if you have not collected your information). If you have photographs that correspond to your story, please tell us.

Please include a brief author biography, and if possible, a link to other published content. If your pitch is approved by Globus editors, final submissions should be received by November 15, 2021. Accepted submissions will appear in the next Winter issue of Globus, and may appear on-line as soon as December.

Content Areas

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Character-driven stories that use individuals, organizations, trends or other developments to explore a global issue.


Uses a strong first-person voice to argue and present a case about a global issue from the author’s viewpoint.


In-depth portrait of a person who presents a global issue through a focused, individualized lens.


Reportage; strong first-person accounts centered on the fundamental issues encountered while conducting research in the field.


Narrative weaving multiple and perhaps unintended ways of understanding contemporary global affairs. Essays speak to broader trends in global processes and shed new light on problematic issues.