ALI's Social Impact Review

June eNews

The Harvard ALI Social Impact Review (“Social Impact Review”) is led by Harvard ALI Fellows with the full support of ALI and the ALI Faculty Board. The Social Impact Review’s mission is to be a thought leader in social impact and a catalyst to bring together many diverse stakeholders and voices to raise awareness and influence positive change in addressing the world’s significant social challenges.

The Social Impact Review will be an online publication, with its own website, launching in September 2020. The Social Impact Review will feature articles, op-ed commentaries, interviews, academic research and reviews of relevant social impact-related books, speakers, panels, or conferences. It will address the following major social impact themes and pathways and leadership will be a cross-cutting theme throughout.

  • Climate & Environmental Solutions
  • Health
  • Education
  • Democracy, Law & Human Rights
  • Racial & Gender Equity
  • Social Enterprise & Economic Development

Write for the Review

The Social Impact Review is soliciting original articles with persuasive arguments, compelling narrative, and clear policy recommendations. All authors will be encouraged to submit articles, including those who do not have an affiliation with Harvard. The Social Impact Review Article Submission Guidelines are:

  • Original Articles with provide readers with a compelling narrative and clear policy recommendations must be between 1,000 - 2,500 words and include references where appropriate.
  • Op-Ed Commentaries, which provide readers with persuasive commentary on a timely and relevant social impact issue, must be between 800 - 1,200 words and include references where appropriate.
  • Reviews of relevant social impact related books, speakers, panels, or conferences must be between 800 - 1200 words, and must include full citations, including publisher and year of publication.
  • Academic Research must be between 2,000 - 6,000 words and must include an abstract of no more than 100 words.


Submit now!


The intended audience for the Social Impact Review is readers who care about social impact, and will likely include readership from the following sectors: academia, relevant industry partners, activists, philanthropy, nonprofits, and social enterprise.

SUSAN C LYNCH, Editor-In-Chief,
PATRICIA LEWIS, Senior Managing Editor,
MWABA KASESE-BOTA, Senior Managing Editor,
LISA DREIER, ALI Managing Director,