Journal Lists

As a public service, this page aggregates information regarding journals in political science and international relations (broadly defined) that public research articles, research notes, and review essays. These lists are filterable and searchable. These lists attempt to provide the information necessary to choose where to send an article, including broad areas of interest and selected passages from their Web sites that describe their mission.

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Journals Publishing Research Articles in International Relations and Political Science

To search by column, use the search by column feature in the bottom row. APZ = American Politics; ASZ = Area Studies; CPZ = Comparative Politics; CRZ = Critical; ENZ = Environmental; IDZ = Interdisciplinary; IRZ = International Relations; ITZ = Information Technology and Politics; PE = Political Economy; PMZ = Political Methodology; PPZ = Public Policy; PTZ = Political Theory; SSZ = Security Studies; TPZ = Teaching and Pedagogy
JournalSubject CodesEditorsMaximumMinimumResearch Articles Notes
Acta PoliticaASZ, CPZ, IRZ, PPZ, PTZEmilie van Haute, Universite libre de Bruxelles (ULB); Benjamin Leruth, University of Groningen8,000 wordsNone listedThis journal is one of the few truly international political science journals with a broad scope across the discipline. As the official journal of the Dutch Political Science Association (Nederlandse Kring voor de Wetenschap der Politiek) it covers such sub-areas as Dutch and comparative politics, as well as international relations, political theory, public administration and political communication.
African AffairsASZ, CPZ, IDZPeace Medie, University of Ghana, and others8,000 wordsNone listedIt is an inter-disciplinary journal, with a focus on the politics and international relations of sub-Saharan Africa. It also includes sociology, anthropology, economics, and to the extent that articles inform debates on contemporary Africa, history, literature, art, music and more.
AlternativesCPZ, CRZ, ENZ, IDZ, IRZ, PEZ, SSZLacin Idil Oztig, Yildiz Technical University8,000 words6,000 wordsAreas covered include foreign policies, security policies, political theory, comparative politics, environmental politics, peace studies, conflict resolution, globalization and terrorism. Alternatives also aims to cover articles which explore the possibilities of new forms of political practice and identity under increasingly global conditions.
American Journal of Political ScienceAPZ, CPZ, ENZ, IRZ, PEZ, PMZ, PTZ, SSZKathleen Dolan, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee; Jennifer Lawless, University of Virginia10,000 wordsNone listedcommitted to significant advances in knowledge and understanding of citizenship, governance, and politics, and to the public value of political science research.
American Political Science ReviewAPZ, CPZ, ENZ, IRZ, PEZ, PMZ, PTZ, SSZSharon Wright Austin, University of Florida, and others12,000 wordsNone listedscholarly research of exceptional merit: problem-driven scholarship that is well conceptualized, ethically designed, and well executed, meeting the highest ethical and scholarly standards for research
American Politics ResearchAPZCostas Panagopoulos, Northeastern University45 pages25 pagespromote and disseminate high-quality research in all areas of American politics, including local, state, and national. American Politics Research will publish significant studies concerning American political behavior, political parties, public opinion, legislative behavior, courts and the legal process, executive and administrative politics, public policy, and all other topics appropriate to our understanding of American government
Armed Forces & SocietySSZPatricia Shields, Texas State University San Marcos8,000 wordsNone listedan interdisciplinary journal publishes articles quarterly on civil-military relations, veterans, force effectiveness and diversity, military culture, officer education and training, military institutions, ethics, unit cohesion, military families, peacemaking, privatization, public opinion, and conflict management.
Australian Journal of International AffairsASZ, CPZ, IDZ, IRZSara Davies, Griffith University; Ian Hall, Griffith University9,000 words7,000 wordsAJIA is the journal of the Australian Institute of International Affairs. publish high quality scholarly research on international political, social, economic and legal issues, especially (but not exclusively) within the Asia-Pacific region
Australian Journal of Political ScienceASZ, CPZ, IRZ, PTZAnja Gauja, Sydney University, and others8,000 wordsNone listed official journal of the Australian Political Studies Association. International in its outlook, readership and content, we publish articles of high quality at the cutting edge of the discipline
Business and PoliticsPEZVinod K. Aggarwal, University of California Berkeley12,000 wordsNone listeduse the tools of social science to analyze contemporary policy issues such as business strategy in weakly institutionalized environments, private regulation and privatization of services, and the relationship between business organizations, nongovernmental organizations, courts, and political parties. It includes articles that offer new insights on bedrock concerns of international trade, industrial policy, lobbying and public policy, regulation, non-market strategy, and firms as both targets of and catalysts for political activity. The journal also publishes selected cases and commentaries on the interaction of politics and corporate strategy.
British Journal of Political ScienceAPZ, CPZ, ENZ, IRZ, PEZ, PMZ, PTZ, SSZCristina Bodea, Michigan State University, and others10,000 words4,000 wordsThe British Journal of Political Science (BJPolS) is a broadly based journal aiming to cover developments across a wide range of countries and specialisms.
British Journal of Politics & International RelationsCPZ, IRZ, PEZ, PTZEmma-Louise Anderson, Unversity of Leeds, and others9,000 words8,000 words an international journal that publishes peer-reviewed, cutting edge scholarship across the full breadth of the fields of international relations, comparative politics, public policy, political theory, political economy, and politics
British PoliticsASZPeter Kerr, University of Birmingham, UK Steven Kettell, University of Warwick, UK9,000 wordsNone listedpromote a more holistic understanding of British politics by encouraging a closer integration between theoretical and empirical research, between historical and contemporary analyses, and by fostering a conception of British politics as a broad and multi-disciplinary field of study
Cambridge Review of International AffairsASZ, CPZ, IRZ, PEZ, PTZNiyousha Bastani, University of Cambridge and Italo Brandimarte, University of Cambridge 9,000 wordsNone listedThe Cambridge Review of International Affairs is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal of international studies, welcoming submissions from across the social sciences, including international relations, history, law, political economy, area studies, development studies and gender studies.
Canadian Journal of Political ScienceASZ, CPZ, IRZ, PTZCameron Anderson, University of Western Ontario and Mélanie Bourque, University of Quebec Ottawa10,000 wordsNone listedleading political science journal in Canada and publishes cutting-edge research in all areas of the discipline. The Journal is the primary forum for innovative research on all facets of Canadian politics and government as well as the principal outlet for Canadian political science scholarship.
The China QuarterlyASZ, CPZ, IDZTim Pringle, University of London9,000 wordsNone listedthe leading scholarly journal in its field, covering all aspects of contemporary China including Taiwan. Its interdisciplinary approach covers a range of subjects including anthropology/sociology, literature and the arts, business/economics, geography, history, international affairs, law, and politics.
Communist and Post-Communist StudiesASZ, CPZJ. Paul Goode, Carleton University10,000 words8,000 wordsinternational, peer-reviewed scholarly journal featuring comparative research on current and historical developments in the communist and post-communist world. Post-communist states and societies encompass Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Asia, Africa, and Latin America, for which the term "post-communist" remains analytically useful as a temporal or geographical frame
Comparative European PoliticsASZ, CPZColin Hay, Sciences Po, and others8,000 wordsNone listedIt publishes substantial articles marking either core empirical developments, theoretical innovation or, preferably, both. The journal particularly encourages pieces which seek to develop the link between substantive empirical investigations and theoretical elaboration and those which transcend the artificial separation of domestic, comparative and international analysis
Comparative Political StudiesCPZDavid J. Samuels, University of Minnesota, and Benjamin W. Ansel, University of Oxford 12,000 wordsNone listedPapers should address issues of validation of evidence. This may involve the use of negative cases, counterfactuals, use of multiple methods, robustness checks, and comparisons with findings from other published research (both qualitative and quantitative). The paper should convince readers that the findings are reliable, and trustworthy.
Comparative PoliticsASZ, CPZKenneth Paul Erickson, CUNY; Irving Leonard Markovitz, CUNY12,000 words. Reduce 12,000 word limit by 500 words per full-page table/figure, and by 250 words per half-page table/figure. None listedan international journal that publishes scholarly articles devoted to the comparative analysis of political institutions and behavior.
Conflict Management and Peace ScienceIRZ, SSZScott Wolford, University of Texas11,000 words10,000 wordsInternational and civil conflict, arms races, the effect of international trade on political interactions, international mediation, war termination and the survival of peace settlements, and game theoretic approaches to conflict and cooperation.
Congress & the PresidencyAPZJeffrey Crouch, American University40 pagesNone listedn interdisciplinary journal of political science and history that features articles on Congress, the President, the interaction between the two institutions, and national policy-making. C
Contemporary Political TheoryPTZTerrell Carver, University of Bristol and Samuel A. Chambers, Johns Hopkins University10,000 wordsNone listedAuthors should strive for clarity and concision and should assume a broad, interdisciplinary audience of intelligent non-specialists. Therefore, manuscripts should explain complex concepts, clarify and introduce special terminology, and avoid gesturing allusively to broad and dense literatures that are not explicated fully in the text.
Contemporary PoliticsCPZ, IDZ, IRZ, PEZAndrew Rosser, University of Melbourne10,000 wordsNone listedan international peer-reviewed journal which examines the intersection of national and international politics. Recognising that the boundaries between domestic and international politics are inherently porous, it provides a platform for studies which problematise, cross or transcend the disciplinary divide between international relations and comparative politics.
Contemporary Security PolicyASZ, SSZHylke Dijkstra, Maastricht University12,000 wordsNone listedArticles promote new analytical approaches, iconoclastic interpretations and previously overlooked perspectives. Its pages encourage novel contributions and outlooks, not particular methodologies or policy goals. Its geographical scope is worldwide and includes security challenges in Europe, Africa, the Middle-East and Asia.
Cooperation and ConflictASZ, SSZAnnika Björkdahl, Lund University, Sweden8,000 wordsNone listedublish work that is theoretically informed, empirically rich, and methodologically rigorous, and which advances the state of the art of the discipline through theoretical, conceptual and methodological innovation. Cooperation and Conflict has a tradition to publish on Nordic and European Affairs.
Critical Review of International Social and Political PhilosophyCRZ, PTZRichard Bellamy, Hertie School, Berlin, and others10,000 words6,000 wordsexplores the normative assumptions and implications of current public policy issues and socio-political-legal processes. Areas of interest include: Democracy Multiculturalism Gender and race equality Environmental protection Restorative justice, reparations and aid Immigration Health care Welfare and social justice European Union Human rights Judicial review and the role of courts War and terrorism Globalization Social inequality
DemocratizationASZ, CPZ, PPZJeffrey Haynes, London Metropolitan University and Aurel Croissant, University of Heidelberg9,000 wordsNone listedThe journal aims to encourage debate on the many aspects of democratization that are of interest to policy-makers, administrators and journalists, aid and development personnel, as well as to all those involved in education.
East European PoliticsASZ, CPZAdam Fagan, King's College London; Petr Kopeck_, Leiden University10,000 wordsNone listedEast European Politics is an international refereed journal which publishes cutting-edge research covering the government, politics, and societies of the post-communist space. In geographical terms, EEP covers the entire post-communist region, including East Central and South Eastern Europe, Russia and all the other countries of the former Soviet Union.
Electoral StudiesAPZ, CPZ, PPZOliver Heath, Royal Holloway University of London, and Kaat Smets, Royal Holloway University of London 10,000 words8,000 words an international journal dedicated to the study of elections and voting in different parts of the world...topics such as turnout, voting behaviour, campaigns, political parties and electoral systems, amongst many others
Energy PolicyENZ, PPZStephen D. Thomas, University of Greenwich8,000 words4,500 wordsglobal, regional, national, or even local topics that are of wider policy significance, and of interest to international agencies, governments, public and private sector entities, local communities and non-governmental organisations. Within this broad spectrum, topics of particular interest include energy and environmental regulation, energy supply security, the quality and efficiency of energy services, the effectiveness of market-based approaches and/or governmental interventions, technological innovation and diffusion, and voluntary initiatives where the broader policy implications can be recognised.
Energy Research and Social ScienceENZ, IDZ, PPZBenjamin K. Sovacool, University of Sussex10,000 words6,000 wordsthe intersection of energy technologies, fuels, and resources on one side; and social processes and influences - including communities of energy users, people affected by energy production, social institutions, customs, traditions, behaviors, and policies - on the other. Put another way, ERSS investigates the social system surrounding energy technology and hardware.
Environmental PoliticsENZ, PPZJohn M. Meyer, Humboldt State University8,000 wordsNone listedEnvironmental Politics is open to the use of a variety of methods and theoretical approaches to studying environmental politics, and welcomes submissions on the politics of global, national, and local scales of action and meaning, as well as international environmental issues in all parts of the world. All submissions should make clear the implications of their findings for environmental politics more broadly.
Ethics & International AffairsIDZ, IRZ, PTZJoel H. Rosenthal, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs8,000 words7,000 wordsArticles should be written in clear, jargon-free English with adequate but not excessive documentation. We aim to be accessible to a variety of readers: scholars from diverse disciplines, policy-makers, and journalists, among others.
European Journal of International RelationsIRZ, PEZ, SSZOliver Kessler, University of Erfurt12,000 words8,000 wordsglobal community of International Relations scholars that make a substantive contribution to the development of theory and/or theoretically-informed empirical analysis across the field of international relations.
European Journal of International SecurityENZ, IRZ, SSZEdward Newman, University of Leeds, and others12,000 wrods9,000 wordscovers all areas of international security, including: conflict and peacebuilding; strategy and warfare; environmental, health and food security; energy, ecological and climate security; human, gender and everyday security; technology and security; and security governance. The journal is particularly concerned to make connections and build bridges, both between different disciplinary and theoretical perspectives, but also across regional boundaries. E
European Journal of Political TheoryPTZRobin Douglass, King's College London; Enzo Rossi, University of Amsterdam11,000 words8,000 wordsanalytic political philosophy, political theory, comparative political thought, and the history of ideas of any tradition. Work that challenges orthodoxies and disrupts entrenched debates is particularly encouraged.
European Journal of Political ResearchASZ, CPZIsabelle Engeli, University of Exeter, and others10,000 wordsNone listedoriginal and substantial contributions to the study of comparative European politics.
European Political Science ReviewCPZ, IRZ, PTZMarina Costa Lobo, University of Lisbon; Matt Qvortrup, Coventry University 10,000 wordsNone listedEPSR welcomes empirical papers based on either qualitative or quantitative methodologies. These papers should be placed in the context of larger (theoretical) debates in the discipline. EPSR also welcomes conceptual and theoretical papers as well as contributions from the field of normative political theory.
European Union PoliticsASZ, CPZ, IRZ, PTZGerald Schneider, University of Konstanz, Germany9,000 words4,000 wordsEUP publishes research articles from all sub-fields of contemporary political science, including international relations, comparative politics, public administration, public policy and political theory. The journal particularly welcomes articles that offer a new theoretical argument, analyze original data in a novel fashion or present an innovative methodological approach
Foreign Policy AnalysisIRZ, PEZ, SSZBrian Lai, University of Iowa, USA and Lisbeth Aggestam, University of Gothenburg, Sweden11,000 wordsNone listedWe intend to publish papers explicitly motivated by foreign policy theories, by particular cases of foreign policy processes or outcomes, as well as more general approaches to understanding and explaining foreign policy processes or outcomes.
Global Environmental PoliticsENZ, IDZSteven Bernstein, University of Toronto, and others8,000 wordsNone listedWhile articles must focus on political and policy issues, authors and readers will presumably have a range of disciplinary backgrounds, including political science, international relations, sociology, history, human geography, public policy, science and technology studies, environmental ethics, law, economics, and environmental science
Global Governance"ENZ, IRZ, SSZAlanna Lyon, University of New Hampshire, and others8,000 wordsNone listed showcases the expertise of leading scholars and practitioners concerned with the processes of international cooperation and multilateralism. The result is a provocative exploration of the most pressing transnational challenges of our time?issues of peace and security, development, human rights, the environment, and health among them?presenting groundbreaking research, opinion pieces, and book reviews. published in association with the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS).
Global Studies QuarterlyCPZ, ENZ, IDZ, IRZ, IT, PEZ, SSZBrent J. Steele, University of Utah; Jelena Subotic, Georgia State University10,000 wordsNone listedThese submissions address important global issues relevant to a general international-studies audience.
GlobalizationsCPZ, CRZ, IDZ, IRZBarry Gills, University of Helsinki8,000 wordsNone listedmultidisciplinary research and looks to publish contributions from all regions of the world.
GovernanceCPZ, IDZ, PPZPaolo Graziano, University of Padova and Adam Sheingate, Johns Hopkins University 9,000 wordsNone listedGovernance is an international journal devoted to the study of executive politics, public policy, administration, and the organization of the state. Papers that adopt a comparative perspective are of particular interest.
Human Rights QuarterlyCPZ, IDZ, IRZ, PPZBert B. Lockwood, University of Cincinnati10,000 words5,000 wordsup-to-date information on important developments within the United Nations and regional human rights organizations, both governmental and non-governmental
International AffairsCPZ, IRZ, PPZ, SSZAndrew Dorman, Chatham House9,000 words7,000 wordsAuthors are asked to write clearly and economically and to avoid academic or technical jargon as International Affairs spans a wide range of fields and is also aimed at practitioners.
International Feminist Journal of PoliticsCRZShine Choi, Massey University, and others9,000 words5,000 wordsWe understand IFJP readers to be interested in many things, including (but not limited to) the link between the local and global; the experiences of activisms that are embedded in the grassroots; the theoretical insights made possible by this work; and a whole range of methodologies and data.
International InteractionsIRZ, PEZ, SSZJeffrey Pickering, Editor-in-Chief - Kansas State University, USA11,000 words10,000 wordsInternational Interactions accepts the following types of submissions: articles that make theoretical and empirical advances in the scientific study of conflict and political economy. Articles concerned primarily with reviewing literature or making normative policy prescriptions will not be considered
International Journal of Public Opinion ResearchAPZ, CPZ, IRZ, PMZPorismita Borah, Washington State University9,000 wordsNone listedThe International Journal of Public Opinion Research welcomes full articles and research notes that describe studies of public opinion that contribute to theory development and testing about political, social and current issues, particularly those that involve comparative analysis; the role of public opinion polls in political decision making, the development of public policies, electoral behavior, and mass communications; evaluations of and improvements in the methodology of public opinion surveys.
International NegotiationIRZBertram I. Spector, Center for Negotiation Analyses12,000 wordsNone listedexamines negotiation from many perspectives, to explore its theoretical foundations and to promote its practical application. It addresses the processes of negotiation relating to political, security, environmental, ethnic, economic, business, legal, scientific and cultural issues and conflicts among nations, international and regional organisations, and multinational corporations and other non-state parties.
International OrganizationCPZ, IRZ, PEZ, SSZBrett Ashley Leeds, Rice University; Layna Mosley, Princeton University14,000 wordsNone listedbest and most innovative scholarly manuscripts on international relations
International PeacekeepingIDZ, IRZ, PPZ, SSZNina Wilson, Lund University10,000 words9,000 words debates about peacebuilding and monitoring of agreements, humanitarian intervention and the responsibility to protect, preventive deployments, sanctions, international policing, protection of aid in internal disputes, and the relationship between peacekeepers, state authorities, rival factions, civilians and non-governmental organizations. The journal promotes debate on these issues in the fields of international relations, military studies, peace and conflict studies, international law, feminist studies and development studies.
International PoliticsCRZ, IRZMichael J. Williams, New York University; Costanza Musu, University of Ottawa7,500 wordsNone listed leading peer reviewed journal dedicated to transnational issues and global problems. It subscribes to no political or methodological identity, and welcomes any appropriate contributions designed to communicate findings and enhance dialogue. Taking as its point of departure the simple but essential notion that no one approach has all the answers, it aims to provide a global forum for a rapidly expanding community of scholars from across the range of academic disciplines.
International Political SociologyCRZ, ENZ, IDZ, IRZDebbie Lisle, Queen's University Belfast10,000 words8,000 wordsparticularly interested in receiving papers on new developments in postcolonial and decolonial approaches, questions of transversal citizenship, innovative analyses of gender relations, the international re-politicisation of inequality, new debates on the Anthropocene, innovative approaches to critical thinking and methods, re-imaginations of security, and critical engagements with practice theory.
International RelationsIRZWilliam Bain, National University of Singapore, Singapore and Milja Kurki, Aberystwyth University, UK12,000 words8,000 wordsInternational Relations welcomes articles from all perspectives and on all subjects pertaining to international relations, including law, economics, ethics, strategy, philosophy, culture, and the environment, in addition to more mainstream conceptual work and policy analysis.
International SecuritySSZSebastian Rosato, University of Notre Dame15,000 words10,000 wordsWe define “security” broadly to include issues related to the causes, conduct, and consequences of wars.
International Studies PerspectivesIRZ, TPZJames M. Scott, Texas Christian University 10,000 wordsNone listedManuscripts of original research (maximum of 10,000 words, inclusive of all text, notes, tables/figures, references, and appendices) that lack a primary emphasis on pedagogy, policy analysis, and/or practice related to international studies are not suitable for ISP and should not be submitted for review.
International Studies QuarterlyCPZ, IRZ, PEZ, SSZBrandon C. Prins, University of Tennessee, Knoxville and Krista E. Wiegand, University of Tennessee, Knoxville12,000 wordsNone listedIt seeks to publish leading scholarship that engages with significant theoretical, empirical, and normative subjects in international studies.
International Studies ReviewIRZAmanda Murdie, University of Georgia15,000 wordsNone listedhelp (a) scholars engage in the kind of dialogue and debate that will shape the field of international studies in the future; (b) graduate and undergraduate students understand major issues in international studies and identify promising opportunities for research; and (c) educators keep up with new ideas and research.
International TheoryIRZ, PTZToni Erskine, Australia National University, and others 12,000 words None ListedInternational Theory invites authors to submit original theoretically oriented articles on the positive, legal, and/or normative aspects of world politics.
Japanese Journal of Political ScienceASZ, CPZChristina Davis, Harvard University; Junko Kato, University of Tokyo12,000 words8,000 wordsoriginal theoretical and empirically tested political science research. Manuscripts across the full range of sub-fields and research methodologies are welcome for consideration. We are open to single country or comparative studies, and particularly encourage those manuscripts that draw on interdisciplinary approaches to political science questions.
JCMS: Journal of Common Market StudiesASZ, CPZToni Haastrup, University of Stirling and Richard G Whitman, University of Kent8,500 words6,000 wordsJCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies is a leading multidisciplinary journal that publishes high quality and accessible articles advancing debates in European and comparative regionalism studies. JCMS seeks to reach beyond the traditional grounding of the field, which focuses on the politics European Integration.
Journal of Conflict ResolutionCPZ, IRZ, SSZPaul Huth, University of Maryland11,000 words8,000 wordsFocuses especially on international conflict, but its pages are open to a variety of contributions about intergroup conflict, as well as between nations, that may help in understanding problems of war and peace.
Journal of Contemporary ChinaASZ, IDZ, IRZSuisheng Zhao, University of Denver10,000 words8,000 wordsthe only English language journal edited in North America that provides exclusive information about contemporary Chinese affairs for scholars, business people and government policy-makers.
Journal of CybersecurityITZTyler Moore, University of Tulsa; David Pym, University College London15,000 wordsNone listedbroadly constructed and interpreted, aspects of cybersecurity:anthropological and cultural studies; computer science and security; security and crime science; cryptography and associated topics; security economics; human factors and psychology; legal aspects of information security; political and policy perspectives; strategy and international relations; and privacy.
Journal of Eastern African StudiesASZ, CPZ, IDZEmma Hunter, University of Edinburgh, and others10,000 wordsNone listedfoster inter-disciplinary analysis, strong comparative perspectives, and research employing the most significant theoretical or methodological approaches for the region. The region includes Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Sudan, Somalia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Burundi, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, Malawi, Comoros, Mauritius, Seychelles, Reunion, Madagascar, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The Editors also welcome submissions on transnational topics that are meaningfully connected to this region.
Journal of Experimental Political ScienceAPZ, CPZ, IRZ, PMZ, SSZKevin Arceneaux, Sciences-Po4,000 wordsNone listedfeatures cutting-edge research that utilizes experimental methods or experimental reasoning based on naturally occurring data. We define experimental methods broadly: research featuring random (or quasi-random) assignment of subjects to different treatments in an effort to isolate causal relationships between variables of interest. JEPS embraces all of the different types of experiments carried out as part of political science research, including survey experiments, laboratory experiments, field experiments, lab experiments in the field, natural and neurological experiments.
Journal of Historical Political EconomyIDZ, PEZJeffrey A. Jenkins, University of Southern California35 pagesNone listed cutting edge work in political economy (or how political institutions, the political environment, and the economic system interact and influence each other) from an historical perspective. The journal will serve a latent community that exists mostly in the Political Science and Economics communities. In recent years, a larger and larger group of political scientists have been doing quantitative-historical work that involves political economy.
Journal of Information Technology & PoliticsCPZ, IRZ, ITZ, PPZLauren Copelan, Baldwin Wallace University, and others9,000 wordsNone ListedOriginal theory-driven research papers and review essays that focus on information technology and political processes
articles that combine theory and practice to feature a specific focus on policy issues at the local, state/provincial, national, and global levels, with analysis to benefit academics and practitioners
articles that focus on pedagogical issues related to the use of information technology for teaching in political science and related disciplines
Journal of International Relations and DevelopmentCPZ, CRZ, PEZXymena Kurowska, Central European University, and Saskia Stachowitsch, Central European University 12,000 wordsNone listedpublishes articles on contemporary world politics and the global political economy from a variety of methodologies and approaches.
Journal of Peace ResearchIRZ, SSZScott Gates, University of Oslo & PRIO, Norway 10,000 wordsNone listedstrives for a global focus on conflict and peacemaking; focuses on the causes of violence and conflict resolution
Journal of Political Institutions and Political EconomyIDZ, PEZJeffrey A. Jenkins, University of Southern California35 pagesNone listedConcentrations in political institutions include: (1) studies of particular institutions, like legislatures, executives, judiciaries, interest groups, parties, and bureaucracies; (2) cross-institutional studies, which examine how multiple institutions interact; and (3) studies of system-level institutions and their effects, like constitutionalism, federalism, presidentialism, and parliamentarism. Concentrations in political economy include: (1) comparative political economy, which focuses on the role of governmental institutions and/or power relationships in resource allocation for each type of economic system, (2) international political economy, which analyzes the economic impact of international relations and legal regimes, and (3) formal models of political processes, wherein voters, representatives, and bureaucrats are assumed to behave in rational (self-interested) ways.
Journal of Political PhilosophyCRZ, PTZRobert E. Goodin, Australian National University 10,000 words5,000 wordsThe journal encourages new approaches, including (but not limited to): feminism; environmentalism; critical theory, post-modernism and analytical Marxism; social and public choice theory; law and economics, critical legal studies and critical race studies; and game theoretic, socio-biological and anthropological approaches to politics. It also welcomes work in the history of political thought which builds to a larger philosophical point and work in the philosophy of the social sciences and applied ethics with broader political implications.
Journal of Political Science EducationTPZVictor Asal, University of Albany8,000 words3,000 wordsinvites submissions that span a broad scope of issues in political science education, including teaching-related issues and topics, methods and techniques, learning/teaching activities and devices, including technology-related tools, educational assessment in political science, reviews of textbooks and other related sources, and curriculum development.
Journal of PoliticsAPZ, CPZ, ENZ, IRZ, PEZ, PMZ, PTZ, SSZVera Troeger, Universität Hamburg35 pagesNone listedleading general-interest journal of political science; all subfields of political science including American politics, comparative politics, international relations, political theory, and political methodology
Journal of Race Ethnicity and PoliticsAPZ, CRZ, CPZ, IRZ, PTZAlexandra Filindra, University of Illinois at Chicago9,000 wordsNone listedhighlights critical and timely research into the multiple junctures between politics and issues of race, ethnicity, immigration, and indigeneity, as well as their intersections with other axes of identity and marginalization. The journal publishes work that broadly focuses on racial and ethnic politics, from scholars across all subfields of political science and allied disciplines.
Journal of Strategic StudiesSSZJoseph A. Maiolo, King’s College, , and Thomas G. Mahnken, Johns Hopkins University10,000 words7,000 wordsThe editors welcome articles that challenge our historical understanding of humanity’s efforts to achieve political ends through the application of military and diplomatic means; articles on contemporary security and theoretical controversies of enduring value; and of course articles that explicitly combine the historical and theoretical approaches to the study of modern warfare, defence policy and modern strategy.
Journal of Theoretical PoliticsPMZTorun Dewan, London School of Economics; John Patty, Emory UniversityNone listedNone listed the major journal for publication of work concerned with the development of theory in the study of political processes. There is no absolute limit on length, but 7000 words, including footnotes and references, is a useful target.
Journal of Women Politics & PolicyAPZ, CPZ, PPZHeidi Hartmann, Institute for Women's Policy Research and American University, and others10,560 wordsNone listedwomen's political participation, civic engagement, and the development of public policies that affect women and their families
Legislative Studies QuarterlyAPZ, CPZBrian F. Crisp, Washington University at St. Louis10,000 wordsNone listeddisseminate scholarly work on parliaments and legislatures, their relations to other political institutions, their functions in the political system, and the activities of their members both within the institution and outside.
Mediterranean PoliticsASZ, CPZ, IDZFrederic Volpi, University of Edinburgh; Matt Buehler, University of Tennessee9,000 words8,000 wordsMediterranean Politics is a refereed journal which brings together research on the contemporary politics and international relations of the Mediterranean and the regions surrrounding it. The Mediterranean is understood not only as those countries whose borders are partially or wholly defined by the sea itself, but as a space that spans the continents of Europe, Africa and Asia. Thus, the journal seeks to act as a bridge between the relevant regional studies communities, and our coverage is inclusive of countries and populations in the broader European, African (North Africa and the Sahel), Middle Eastern (the Mashreq and the Gulf) and West Asian regions. Moreover we welcome contributions that examine the linkages between the Mediterranean area and the wider world.
MillenniumCRZ, IDZ, IRZShruti Balaji, London School of Economics12,000 words9,000 words Interdisciplinary and wide ranging in scope, the journal provides a forum for discussion on the latest developments in the theory of international relations, welcoming innovative and critical approaches. It particularly encourages contributions from research students and young academics, but is also open to submissions from established scholars.
New Political EconomyCRZ, PEZColin Hay, Sciences Po and University of Sheffield8,000 wordsNone listedIt seeks to represent the terrain of political economy scholarship across different disciplines, emphasising original and innovative work which explores new approaches and methodologies, and addresses core debates and issues of historical and contemporary relevance. These include: Domestic, comparative and global political economy
Space, resources and environment
Justice, inequality and development Global markets, institutions and regulation
Party PoliticsAPZ, CPZPaul Webb, University of Sussex8,000 wordsNone listedJustice, inequality and development
PeacebuildingIDZ, SSZOliver P. Richmond, University of Manchester; Roger Mac Ginty, Durham UniversityNone listedNone listedpeer-reviewed international, comparative, multidisciplinary journal open to articles on making peace in contemporary and historical cases of conflict-affected societies. It aims to provide in-depth analyses of the ideologies, philosophies, interests, and policies that underpin programmes and initiatives designed to build peace, security, and order, and to connect with debates being held by policymakers, civil society, scholars and students. Our interest spans, but is not confined to, critical interrogations of international and local, formal and informal, peace processes, peacebuilding, mediation, peacekeeping and peace-enforcement, development, and statebuilding.
Perspectives on PoliticsAPZ, CPZ, IRZ, PTZMichael Bernhard, University of Florida12,000 wordsNone listedContributions to the “Articles” section generally follow the traditional conventions for academic journal articles. Perspectives articles are typically works of original research or creative syntheses of such works. Drawing on authors’ scholarly expertise, they engage theoretical literatures in order to address important political issues or phenomena. In keeping with the journal’s distinctive mission, these articles ought to be well-written and addressed to a broad readership of political scientists, social scientists more generally, civic leaders, and policymakers. There is no one-sizefits-all model for Perspectives articles, but articles should represent high-end research that is broader and more integrative than the research published by more specialized disciplinary and sub-disciplinary journals.
Philosophy and Public AffairsPTZAnna Stilz, Princeton University12,000 wordsNone listedwelcomes philosophical discussion of substantive legal, social, and political problems, as well as discussions of the more abstract questions to which they give rise. In addition, it aims to publish studies of the moral and intellectual history of such problems.
Policy and InternetIDZ, ITZ, PPZJonathon Hutchinson, University of Sydney, Australia8,000 words6,000 wordsPolicy & Internet welcomes papers that present genuinely new approaches to a policy question or problem relating to the Internet and related information and communication technologies. Policy & Internet is an international multidisciplinary journal in a new and fragmented field: our potential audience is therefore very wide.
Policy and PoliticsCPZ, PPZOliver Berglund, University of Bristol, and others8,000 wordsNone listedprovides the primary outlet for scholars and reflexive practitioners to engage with the most pressing governance challenges inhibiting the continued advancement in the study of public policy and its practice. These challenges span the globe and link communities in a common struggle to realise and sustain human dignity and quality of life for all. Moreover, they entail questions about: the impact on governance of political inequality and economic inequality
Political AnalysisPMZJeff Gill, American University7,250 words6,500 wordsoriginal and significant advances in the general area of political methodology, including both quantitative and qualitative methodological approaches.
Political BehaviorAPZ, CPZGeoffrey Layman, University of Notre Dame and Benjamin Radcliff, University of Notre Dame9,000 wordsNone listedOriginal research in the general fields of political behavior, institutions, processes, and policies. Approaches include economic (preference structuring, bargaining), psychological (attitude formation and change, motivations, perceptions), sociological (roles, group, class), or political (decision making, coalitions, influence). Articles focus on the political behavior (conventional or unconventional) of the individual person or small group (microanalysis), or of large organizations that participate in the political process such as parties, interest groups, political action committees, governmental agencies, and mass media (macroanalysis).
Political CommunicationAPZ, CPZRegina Lawrence, University of Oregon30 pagesNone listedcutting-edge theory-driven empirical research at the intersection of politics and communication.
Political GeographyCRZ, IDZ, IRZKevin Grove, Florida Interntaional University11,000 wordsNone listed flagship journal of political geography and advances knowledge in all aspects of the geographical and spatial dimensions of politics and the political. The journal brings together leading contributions in the field and promotes interdisciplinary debates in international relations, political science, and other related fields. While we welcome articles with an empirical focus or that center on policy implications, all research published in the journal is expected to engage with and advance the subdiscipline's conceptual, methodological, and theoretical literature.
Political PsychologyAPZ, CPZ Orla Muldoon, University of Limerick, Ireland and James Liu, Massey University, New Zealand9,000 wordsNone listedArticles must focus on the relationship(s) between psychological and political processes, and authors should clearly articulate the political psychological dimensions of the concepts, variables, and theories used in their work.
Political Research QuarterlyAPZ, CPZ, ENZ, IRZ, PEZ, PMZ, PTZ, SSZSeth C. McKee Oklahoma State University, and others10,000 wordsNone listedcovers the breadth of methodological approaches, theoretical perspectives, and substantive topics in the study of politics. Primary fields of research include the following: American Politics, Comparative Politics, Gender, race, SS, and Identity, International Relations, Methodology, Political Theory
Public Administration, Public Law, and Public Policy.
Political Science QuarterlyAPZ, CPZ, IRZRobert Y. Shapiro, Columbia University40 PagesNone listedarticles on both domestic and international politics
Political Science Research and MethodsAPZ, CPZ, ENZ, IT, IRZ, PEZ, PMZPaul Kellstedt, Texas A&M University9,000 wordsNone listedgeneral political science journal dedicated to publishing original scholarly work of the highest quality from all subfields of political science.
Political StudiesAPZ, CPZ, ENZ, IT, IRZ, PEZ, PMZ, PTZAndrew Hindmoor, University of Sheffield, and others.10,000 words7,000 wordsPolitical Studies publishes rigorous and original work in all fields of political and international relations.
Political Studies ReviewAPZ, CPZ, CRZ, ENZ, IRZ, PEZ, PMZ, PPZ, SSZJustin Fisher, Brunel University London8,000 wordsNone listedaims to be more eclectic in terms of content, style and subject matter to maximise public reach.
Political TheoryPTZJoshua F. Dienstag, University of California, Los Angeles, Elisabeth Ellis, University of Otago, NZ, Davide Panagia University of California, Los Angeles9,000 wordsNone listedEssays in contemporary or historical political thought, normative and cultural theory, history of ideas, and assessments of current work are welcome.
PoliticsAPZ, CPZ, ENZ, IRZ, PEZ, PMZ, PTZ, SSZ, TPZElizabeth Evans, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK and others.8,000 Words7,000 WordsThe editors invite original articles in any area of politics and international studies -- including research in learning and teaching.
Politics & GenderAPZ, CPZ, CRZ, IDZ, IRZ, PTZSusan Franceschet, University of Calgary and Christina Wolbrecht, University of Notre Dame12,000 wordsNone listedgenda-setting journal that publishes the highest quality scholarship on gender and politics and on women and politics; full range of questions, issues, and approaches on gender and women across the major subfields of political science, including comparative politics, international relations, political theory, and U.S. politics
Politics and PolicyASZ, CPZ, IDZ, IRZ PPZDavid Mena Aleman, Universidad IberoamericanaNone listedNone listedpeer-reviewed journal of rigorous original research of an international, comparative nature as it applies to public policy and its political implications. It seeks to bring together contemporary politics and policy research from a variety of disciplines and international perspectives.
Politics & SocietyAPZ, CPZ, CRZ, ENZ, IRZ, PEZ, PMZ, PTZ, SSZPaul Dudenhefer, Duke University12,000 wordsNone listedan alternative, critical voice of the social sciences, Politics & Society publishes original analyses of politics, its social roots, and its consequences.
Politics and ReligionAPZ, CPZ, IDZ, IRZ, PTZAndrew Lewis University of Cincinnati, USA, and Sultan Tepe University of Illinois at Chicago, USA9,000 wordsNone listedThe scope of published work is intentionally broad and we invite innovative work from all methodological approaches in the major subfields of political science, including international relations, American politics, comparative politics, and political theory, that seeks to improve our understanding of religion’s role in some aspect of world politics.
Politics, Groups, and IdentitiesAPZ, CPZ, CRZ, IRZNadia E. Brown, Georgetown University, USA8,750 wordsNone listed presents the best scholarship on social groups, exploring the politics of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, class and other dimensions of identity and structural disadvantage. The journal publishes work across all subfields of political science,
Politics, Philosophy, and EconomicsIDZ, PEZ, PTZThomas Christiano, University of Arizona, and othersNone listedNone listedaims to bring moral, economic and political theory to bear on the analysis, justification and criticism of political and economic institutions and public policies. a distinctive forum for discussions and debates among political scientists, philosophers, and economists on such matters as constitutional design, property rights, distributive justice, the welfare state, egalitarianism, the morals of the market, democratic socialism, population ethics, and the evolution of norms. Of special interest are essays that are widely accessible. Scholars using more specialized techniques (of social choice theory, for example, or of game theory) are encouraged (and given space) to make their arguments and results more accessible to a broader audience
Post-Soviet AffairsASZ, CPZ, IRZTimothy Frye, Columbia University10,000 words6,000 wordsPost-Soviet Affairs is devoted to the study of the polities, economies, societies, and foreign relations of Russia and other republics of the former USSR. Its primary focus is on the tension between impulses of reform, liberalization, and modernization in the region and legacies of corruption, suppression of civil liberties, and other manifestations of the Soviet (and pre-Soviet) past.
Presidential Studies QuarterlyAPZGeorge C. Edwards III, Texas A&M University50 pagesNone listedWe welcome submissions on all aspects of the presidency, including those written from a comparative perspective. PSQ invites papers employing diverse theoretical and methodological approaches, including both quantitative and qualitative work.
Problems of Post-CommunismASZ, CPZ, IDZDmitry Gorenburg, Harvard University10,000 words8,000 words Emphasis is placed on timely research covering current economic, political, security, and international developments and trends in Russia and China, Central Europe and Central Asia, Latin America, and Southeast Asia.
Political Research ExchangeAPZ, CPZ, CRZ, IDZ, IRZAlexandra Segerberg, Uppsala University; Simona Guerra, University of Surrey12,000 words8,000 wordsa dynamic platform to advance research, innovation and debate across the breadth of political science. It welcomes significant theoretical, methodological, and empirical contributions from all fields, including comparative politics, international politics / international relations, political communication, political sociology, political thought, public administration, and interdisciplinary work with a predominantly political dimension.
PS: Political Science & PoliticsAPZ, CPZ, ENZ, IRZ, PEZ, PMZ, PTZ, SSZPhillip Ardoin, Appalachian State University and Paul Gronke, Reed College4,000 wordsNone listedPolitics articles have original research content and should be targeted to a broad audience of political scientists and general readers. Articles in "The Profession" section include research articles on the political science profession and higher education; research and commentary on graduate and undergraduate training; articles on political and social science research; and reflective essays on mentoring. Articles in “The Teacher” section include research on teaching and pedagogy within the field of political science. Articles in this section must include not just an interesting idea or innovation in teaching, but also a systematic assessment of the learning objectives, or a detailed description of the teaching resources, materials, and methods for implementing the innovation.
Public Opinion QuarterlyAPZ, PMZAllyson L. Holbrook, University of Illinois Chicago, and others6,500 wordsNone listedinnovative work in public opinion research and survey methodology. Data collection, data analysis, research ethics, the description and explanation of public opinion and civic behavior, the description and explanation of political and civic behavior, and the description and explanation of political, civic, health and consumer communication.
PubliusCPZ, PTZJohn Dinan, Wake Forest University10,000 wordsNone listedthe latest research from around the world on the theory and practice of federalism; federal system dynamics; intergovernmental relations and administration; regional, state, and provincial governance; local government; and international and comparative federalism.
Quarterly Journal of Political ScienceAPZ, CPZ, ENZ, IRZ, PEZ, PMZ, SSZScott Ashworth, University of Chicago and Joshua D. Clinton, Vanderbilt UniversityNone listedNone listedThe substantive content of the journal will be broad and eclectic, including cutting-edge research on any aspect of private, local, national, comparative, or international politics. The methodological approach will be analytical, focusing on positive political theories, empirical tests of those theories, and the measurement of causal relationships.
Research & PoliticsAPZ, CPZ, ENZ, IRZ, PEZ, PMZ, SSZHanna Bäck, Lund University4,000 wordsNone listedOffer new theoretical or normative arguments in a systematic way; Analyze original data; Re-analyze existing data in a novel fashion; Analyze systematically current events; Make predictions in politics; Update seminal articles with new data; Discuss newly collected data and how these can be used to advance our knowledge about important substantive or theoretical questions.
Review of African Political EconomyASZ, CPZ, CRZ, IDZ, PEZHannah Cross, Chair of EWG, and others8,000 wordsNone listedradical analysis of trends and issues in Africa. It has paid particular attention to the political economy of inequality, exploitatation and oppression, whether driven by global forces or local ones (such as class, race, community and gender), and to materialist interpretations of change in Africa
Review of International OrganizationsIRZ, PEZAxel Dreher, University of MannheimNone listedNone listedThe Review of International Organizations publishes original scientific contributions in the entire field of political economy, with a focus on the policies and structure of international organizations, such as the WTO, World Bank, NATO, WHO, the European Court of Human Rights, and the UN.
Review of International Political EconomyCPZ, CRZ, IDZ, IRZ, PEZJennifer Bair, University of Virginia and others12,000 wordsNone listed It seeks to act as a point of convergence for political economists, international relations scholars, geographers, and sociologists, and is committed to the publication of work that explores such issues as international trade and finance, production and consumption, and global governance and regulation, in conjunction with issues of culture, identity, gender, and ecology.
Review of International StudiesCPZ, IRZMartin Coward, University of Manchester12,000 wordsNone listedReview of International Studies (RIS) publishes high-quality research that makes significant contributions to conversations about global politics, broadly defined.
Security DialogueCRZ, IDZ, IRZ, SSZMark B. Salter, University of Ottawa10,000 words8,000 wordsSecurity Dialogue provides an outlet for new approaches and methodologies from disciplines such as international studies, gender studies, political sociology, political economy, geography, cultural studies, political theory, anthropology, development studies, postcolonial studies, and peace and conflict studies.
Security StudiesIRZ, SSZRonald R. Krebs, University of Minnesota15,000 wordsNone listedArticles in Security Studies contribute to scholarly knowledge in the field of international security, broadly construed
Social Science QuarterlyAPZ, CPZ, ENZ, IDZ, IRZ, PEZ, PMZ, PTZ, SSZKeith Gaddie, University of Oklahoma, and others25 pagesNone listedSocial Science Quarterly is an interdisciplinary journal that publishes high quality, empirical social science research that is of interest to a broad audience of readers across several social science disciplines or which has broad appeal within one discipline.
Space PolicyIDZ, IRZ, PPZDimitrios Stroikos, The London School of Economics and Political ScienceNone listedNone listedSpace Policy publishes articles on space use, activities and developments in their industrial, economic, political, legal and social contexts.
State Politics & Policy QuarterlyAPZ, PPZConor Dowling, University of Mississippi, and others10,000 wordsNone listedThe editors seek manuscripts examining any aspect of political behavior, practices, institutions, and policy in the American states, as well as methodologies used to study these processes.
Studies in American Political DevelopmentAPZ, IDZPaul Frymer, Princeton UniversityNone listedNone listedStudies in American Political Development (SAPD) publishes scholarship on political change and institutional development in the United States from a variety of theoretical viewpoints. Articles focus on governmental institutions over time and on their social, economic and cultural setting.
Studies in Comparative International DevelopmentCPZ, CRZ, IRZ, PEZTamara Kay, University of Notre Dame10,000 wordsNone listedThe journal has a tradition of presenting critical and innovative analytical perspectives that challenge prevailing orthodoxies. It publishes original research articles on the developing world and is open to all theoretical and methodical approaches.
SurvivalIRZ, SSZDana Allin, The International Institute for Strategic Studies10,000 words4,000 wordsncourages writers to challenge conventional wisdom and bring fresh, often controversial, perspectives to bear on the strategic issues of the moment.
Swiss Political Science ReviewSP, IDZ, IRZMartino Maggetti, University of Lausanne; Anke Tresch, University of Lausanne10,000 wordsNone listedaims to be a pluralist platform for developing intellectual exchange across traditional boundaries between its subfields and with its neighbouring disciplines. ... particularly welcomes work engaging with changes in modes and structures of governance, and the challenges this presents for political actors and structures. Having its roots in Switzerland, SPSR is particularly interested in advancing knowledge on the implications of the embedding of national and domestic modes and structures of governance in international and transnational ones as well as issues such as federalism, direct democracy or consociational politics
Territory, Politics, GovernanceCPZ, CRZ, IDZ, IRZKlaus Dodds, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK10,000 wordsNone listedLinks between territories and politics across time and space; Globalization and geopolitical imaginations; Territorial identities and politics; Theories of socio-spatial relations such as territories, places, scales, and networks; Territory, planning, and development; Multi-level governance, federalism, and supranational organizations; Territories of resistance; Spaces of postcolonial governance
Terrorism and Political ViolenceCPZ, IRZ, SSZJohn Horgan, Georgia State University10,000 wordsNone listedsubjects such as:
the political meaning of terrorist activity,
violence by rebels and by states,
the links between political violence and organized crime,
protest,
rebellion,
revolution,
the influence of social networks,
and the impact on human rights.
Texas National Security ReviewIRZ, SSZWilliam Inboden, University of Texas at Austin17,000 words8,000 words grand strategy, great power competition, internal wars, homeland defense, non-state actors, international trade and legal regimes, and prosperity and decline. not interested in arcane arguments that are only of interest to the high priests of the established disciplines. If your arguments and methods are not accessible to the policymaker, they do not belong in this journal.
Theory and EventCRZ, PTZCristina Beltr?n, New York University and Elisabeth Anker, George Washington University10,000 wordsNone listed It welcomes theoretical interventions, interpretations, and engagements with political events, institutions, cultures, and issues as they unfold. It provides a forum attractive to intellectuals who work at the intersections of political theory, cultural theory, political economy, aesthetics, philosophy, and the arts.
Third World QuarterlyASZ, CPZ, CRZ, IDZJing Gu, Institute of Development Studies, and others8,000 wordsNone listedTWQ examines all the issues that affect the many Third Worlds and is not averse to publishing provocative and exploratory articles, especially if they have the merit of opening up emerging areas of research that have not been given sufficient attention.
West European PoliticsASZKlaus Goetz, University of Munich8,500 wordsNone listedcomprehensive scope, embracing the major political developments, including the European Union, and its coverage of all national elections in Western Europe,
World PoliticsCPZ, IRZ, PEZGrigore Pop-Eleches, Princeton University, and others12,500 wordsNone listedWorld Politics aims to publish outstanding scholarship in the fields of international
relations and comparative politics.

Research Notes

JournalKeywordsEditorsWhat is the maximum length for research notes?Research notes instructions
African AffairsASZ, CPZ, IDZPeace Medie, University of Ghana, and others5,000 wordsThe key features of Research Notes are that they should:

(address an issue of particular methodological or ethical importance to African studies;

consider recent developments within the field in addition to the author's own personal experience; and,

make a contribution to our understanding of how Africa can be studied, and the pros and cons of different approaches.
American Political Science ReviewAPZ, CPZ, ENZ, IRZ, PEZ, PMZ, PTZ, SSZSharon Wright Austin, University of Florida, and others4,000 wordsletters (or research notes) that address an important research problem or question, showing a novel perspective on existing research and encouraging scholarly debate in the discipline (maximum length 4,000 words).
American Politics ResearchAPZCostas Panagopoulos, Northeastern University10 pagesNone listed
Armed Forces & SocietySSZPatricia Shields, Texas State University San MarcosNone listedNone listed
British Journal of Political ScienceAPZ, CPZ, ENZ, IRZ, PEZ, PMZ, PTZ, SSZCristina Bodea, Michigan State University, and others4,000 wordsLetters are short (up to 4,000 words) and highly accessible articles making a big point shortly and succinctly.
British Journal of Politics & International RelationsASZPeter Kerr, University of Birmingham, UK Steven Kettell, University of Warwick, UK5,000 words
Canadian Journal of Political ScienceASZ, CPZ, IRZ, PTZCameron Anderson, University of Western Ontario and Mélanie Bourque, University of Quebec Ottawa6,000 wordsResearch notes are shorter academic pieces, no more than 6,000 words in length (including references, notes, tables and figures), that advance a new theoretical perspective, methodological approach, conceptualization or operationalization in political science. Research notes undergo regular peer-review
The China QuarterlyASZ, CPZ, IDZTim Pringle, University of London4,000 wordsthe leading scholarly journal in its field, covering all aspects of contemporary China including Taiwan. Its interdisciplinary approach covers a range of subjects including anthropology/sociology, literature and the arts, business/economics, geography, history, international affairs, law, and politics. research reports are shorter pieces based on primary research and empirical evidence.
Communist and Post-Communist StudiesASZ, CPZJ. Paul Goode, Carleton University6,000 wordsResearch Notes focus on new sources of data, archival research, fieldwork techniques, or ethical challenges of broad interest to the research community. These submissions might be envisaged as an extended discussion of methodological technique and/or challenges in researching a particular topic. Research Notes can be used for authors to share preliminary findings or present an overview of the data that they have collected thus far. Alternatively, these can also serve as an intervention in existing debates in the field concerning methods, fieldwork, or ethics. These submissions should run 5,000–6,000 words in length including abstracts, references, footnotes, figure captions, and appendices.

Please inquire directly with the editor for special consideration regarding longer or shorter submissions prior to submission.
Electoral StudiesAPZ, CPZ, PPZOliver Heath, Royal Holloway University of London, and Kaat Smets, Royal Holloway University of London 6,000 wordsThe goal of the 'notes on new data sets' is to promote, describe and show the potential of new, innovative and important data sources that are of interest to the readers of Electoral Studies. Notes on new data sets are expected to explore the usefulness of the data source for scholars in the field, and will be subject to peer review
Environmental PoliticsENZ, PPZJohn M. Meyer, Humboldt State University3,000 wordsThese are meant to be short interventions that address a pressing ongoing public concern or make a provocative intervention in a scholarly debate. Papers published under this heading will be concise and informative, with limited references (typically no more than 10) and few, if any, figures, tables, or endnotes. They will offer a novel insight on recent research or timely events, encouraging scholarly debate. Typically they will have a minimal literature review (if any), and focus on communicating the author’s insight or idea clearly and directly.
European Journal of Political ResearchASZ, CPZIsabelle Engeli, University of Exeter, and others5,000 wordsNone listed
European Political Science ReviewCPZ, IRZ, PTZMarina Costa Lobo, University of Lisbon; Matt Qvortrup, Coventry University 5,000 wordsResearch notes should be more focused than articles, and serve to demonstrate a novel perspective on existing research, thus encouraging scholarly debate. They should serve to increase discussion across political science subfields and across disciplines, and be able to reach a broad readership.
Foreign Policy AnalysisIRZ, PEZ, SSZBrian Lai, University of Iowa, USA and Lisbeth Aggestam, University of Gothenburg, Sweden6,000 wordsResearch notes may take the form of a novel contribution to empirical knowledge in a given domain (e.g., new dataset, new operational measures or robustness analyses of predominant empirical findings) or theoretical knowledge (e.g., conceptual debate or technical contribution to formal modeling).
Global Environmental PoliticsENZ, IDZSteven Bernstein, University of Toronto, and others5,000 wordsResearch Notes (3000-5000 words, including footnotes and bibliography) provide discussions of new data sources and/or research techniques relevant to the GEP community as well as analysis of the practice of research relevant to global environmental politics. Papers on research tools and techniques may be qualitative, quantitative, or formal. Authors should demonstrate the broad utility of the approach. Papers on new data sources should, in addition to describing the substance, provide a discussion of the range of questions for which the data could be useful. They should also include arrangements for making the data available and accessible to the GEP community. Research Notes are sent to three referees for double-blind reviews before a final editorial decision is made.
Global Studies QuarterlyCPZ, ENZ, IDZ, IRZ, ITZ, PEZ, SSZBrent J. Steele, University of Utah; Jelena Subotic, Georgia State University4,000 wordsResearch Notes are submissions that are shorter, more focused, demonstrate a novel perspective on existing research, and encourage scholarly debate (maximum length 4,000 words). Typically, a note does not need to include a full literature review and has a much briefer introduction, argument, analysis, and conclusion. Research notes often include, but are not limited to, a new theoretical perspective, methodological progress, alternative empirical findings, as well as comments on and extensions of existing work. Research notes communicate new insights and the main ideas succinctly, in accessible prose.
International InteractionsIRZ, PEZ, SSZJeffrey Pickering, Editor-in-Chief - Kansas State University, USA6,000 wordsResearch notes focus on substantively narrow subjects or provide focused tests of previously established findings. Research notes will often present empirical results that add to the literature and to important theoretical and empirical discussions in the field.
International Journal of Public Opinion ResearchAPZ, CPZ, IRZ, PMZPorismita Borah, Washington State University3,500 wordsNone listed.
International OrganizationCPZ, IRZ, PEZ, SSZBrett Ashley Leeds, Rice University; Layna Mosley, Princeton University8,000 wordsResearch notes must be of similar importance and potential impact but likely with a somewhat narrower objective. For example, research notes can present new empirical evaluations of important existing theoretical propositions. Or, research notes could focus on conceptual and theoretical contributions without providing new empirical evidence. Research notes may also provide new descriptive analyses of important trends that call into question current understandings and/or generate new questions for future research, such as the rise or decline in the number of and intensity of wars or long-term trends in (some aspect of) globalization.
International Studies QuarterlyCPZ, IRZ, PEZ, SSZBrandon C. Prins, University of Tennessee, Knoxville and Krista E. Wiegand, University of Tennessee, Knoxville8,000 wordsThese contributions frequently involve quantitative analysis, but they may be qualitative in character—such as pieces that introduce new archival material that challenges conventional wisdom on cases important to the broader discipline. For this type of manuscript, we do not require the same level of theoretical complexity and detailed empirical investigation as for a regular research article. But in addition to describing the new data, the manuscript should show how the new data can make a valid and important contribution to the study of international studies, for instance by pointing to results that are significantly different from research studies published previously. Key to a successful research note is presentation of valuable information to other researchers in terms of the aim of the note, problem formation, information collection, conclusions, and directions for further research.
JCMS: Journal of Common Market StudiesASZ, CPZToni Haastrup, University of Stirling and Richard G Whitman, University of Kent5,000 wordsJCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies publishes innovative peer-reviewed research on Europe and comparative regional studies. It is motivated to disseminate original, significant and rigorous contributions to the field. JCMS is a multidisciplinary outlet that welcomes a plurality of methodological and theoretical approaches within the social sciences especially, international relations, politics, political economy, economics, law and sociology.

Research Notes are shorter between 3000 and 5000 word manuscripts (inclusive of footnotes, appendices, references and figures, tables or charts) that seek to advance new ideas, research programmes or methodological approaches or explore the implications of new datasets within the boundaries the journal’s remit. These types of articles will normally offer an original perspective on contemporary issues.
Journal of Information Technology & PoliticsCPZ, IRZ, PPZLauren Copelan, Baldwin Wallace University, and others5,000 wordsResearch notes provide a relatively brief presentation of findings (including replications or extensions) that may not require the detailed theoretical development or extended analysis found in Research Articles, but nonetheless makes a distinct contribution to the literature on politics and IT.
Journal of PoliticsAPZ, CPZ, ENZ, IRZ, PEZ, PMZ, PTZ, SSZVera Troeger, Universität Hamburg10 pages
Journal of Women Politics & PolicyAPZ, CPZ, PPZHeidi Hartmann, Institute for Women's Policy Research and American University, and others6000the research note format offers an opportunity for a limited, targeted focus on a country, method, or issue that is not appropriate for a full analysis. For example, while an article usually states a theory and offers evidence in support, a research note might closely examine a new methodology that is particularly useful in fields that engage gender. Alternatively, a research note might present a concise discussion of a recent development in a country, particularly if that development is surprising in light of existing literature. In other words, the research note offers an option for authors who desire to highlight an interesting development, rather than a full theoretical analysis. Please note: research notes will undergo the usual peer review process.

Legislative Studies QuarterlyAPZ, CPZBrian F. Crisp, Washington University at St. Louis4,500 words Short research articles may be abbreviated versions of the theory testing, inferential work that is the most common article type accepted at LSQ. However, the journal is open to less traditional pieces that, for example, describe a new measure of a phenomenon that improves markedly on past attempts, apply some methodological tool to the field of legislative studies in a novel way, or show an interesting or unexpected pattern in data capturing a concept central to legislative studies. These are just a few examples, and we hope potential contributors will be creative.
Party PoliticsAPZ, CPZPaul Webb, University of Sussex4,000 wordsFor research notes the preferred length is 4,000 words, with an abstract and three keywords.
Political AnalysisPMZJeff Gill, American University3,000 wordsLetters (1,500 ? 3,000 words). Letters should not exceed the word-count guidelines. Letters are short reports of original research focused on important methodological or empirical contributions. This includes, but is not limited to, new empirical findings, methodological advances, theoretical arguments, as well as comments on or extensions of previous work that move the field forward. Letters are peer reviewed and subjected to the same standards as Political Analysis research articles. Letters are written in a succinct format similar to articles in the natural sciences and should have 1-3 small display items (figures, tables, or equations) that convey the main results. Letters that comment on previous scholarship should focus on the contribution of the letter and avoid needlessly attacking the original research and/or authors.
Political Science Research and MethodsAPZ, CPZ, ENZ, ITZ, IRZ, PEZ, PMZPaul Kellstedt, Texas A&M University4,000 wordsResearch notes should contain original work and present a new method or methodology (particularly useful if related software components are included) to solve an important problem in applied data analysis, present a new theoretical idea or argument, or comment on other articles published in the journal.
Political Studies ReviewAPZ, CPZ, CR, ENZ, IRZ, PEZ, PMZ, PPZ, SSZJustin Fisher, Brunel University London3,000 wordsEarly Results: Many research projects produce exiting early results where the immediacy (and impact) is then lost as researchers seek to fashion full length articles. In the Early Results section, authors can release early findings from projects without excessive theoretical set-up or a long literature review. In essence, these articles will be akin to working papers, where the results will ultimately feature in full articles with an extended argument (in other journals or in PSR). This will provide not only a means by which early findings can be published, but also an arena in which new ideas can be explored, promoted and tested.
Politics & GenderAPZ, CPZ, CR, IDZ, IRZ, PTZSusan Franceschet, University of Calgary and Christina Wolbrecht, University of Notre Dame2,000 wordsThe Critical Perspectives section of Politics & Gender brings together leading scholars working on the most salient themes in gender and politics research. The essays published in the section problematize old and new concepts, set the parameters for emerging research agendas, and critically summarize existing bodies of knowledge in politics, gender, and sexuality. Since the journal’s founding in 2005, Critical Perspectives has become an invaluable tool for scholars, teachers, and students in the field of politics and gender.
Politics and ReligionAPZ, CPZ, IDZ, IRZ, PTZAndrew Lewis University of Cincinnati, USA, and Sultan Tepe University of Illinois at Chicago, USA4,500 words These are problem-driven research manuscripts that address timely political issues, replicate existing research, and/or report null findings. Notes should be about 4,500 words in length, including notes and references, but not tables and figures. Appendices may be placed on a website for publication in order to conform to word count limits, but must be included for review.
Politics, Groups, and IdentitiesAPZ, CPZ, CR, IRZNadia E. Brown, Georgetown University, USA3,500 words Research Notes can address various aspects of the research enterprise, including methodological or theoretical innovations, replications or extensions of previous studies, research designs, exploratory research, cutting-edge analysis, new data, and so on.
Problems of Post-CommunismASZ, CPZ, IDZDmitry Gorenburg, Harvard UniversityNone listedNone listed
Public Opinion QuarterlyAPZ, PMZAllyson L. Holbrook, University of Illinois Chicago, and others3,000 wordsResearch Notes are unsolicited shorter reports (under 3,000 words of text and notes, excluding figures, tables, references, and appendices) of single findings, important extensions or replications of previous research, or other major additions to the literature that warrant publication, and which can be communicated effectively in a shorter format. Notes are refereed and subject to the same high standards applied to Original Articles. Authors should look at recent research notes to gauge the suitability of their own work for submission to POQ. Editors cannot respond to queries of fit and suitability.
Research & PoliticsAPZ, CPZ, ENZ, IRZ, PEZ, PMZ, SSZHanna Bäck, Lund University2,000 wordsThese should focus on a controversy in the literature, present a new empirical finding, or discuss the policy implications of recently gained insight. These notes have a limit of 2,000 words including notes and references but excluding figures, tables and images or any supporting material that will appear as supplemental online appendices. The number of notes should not exceed 8. Research Notes may also respond to or replicate existing research. These may include reports on null-results for cases where previously non-trivial statistical relationships were claimed.
Social Science QuarterlyAPZ, CPZ, ENZ, IDZ, IRZ, PEZ, PMZ, PTZ, SSZKeith Gaddie, University of Oklahoma, and others18 pagesNone listed
Swiss Political Science ReviewSP, IDZ, IRZMartino Maggetti, University of Lausanne; Anke Tresch, University of Lausanne5000 wordsA Research Note is an original, fully peer-reviewed contribution to the Swiss Political Science
Review that pursues one of the following goals:
 To develop a new idea or argument, in the form of speculation about a novel theoretical
approach or conceptualisation;
 To question established theoretical lenses by proposing refinements or combining
several, hitherto isolated theories into a single framework;
 To present new empirical evidence that adds to an established, "settled" debate in a
systematic, although not necessarily comprehensive way;
 To test an established argument using new empirical evidence (replication study), or to
re-run tests of prior studies using secondary data (data re-analysis); or
 To elaborate on a new method, or a combination of methods, as a certain way of testing
certain hypotheses in a certain context.
West European PoliticsASZKlaus Goetz, University of Munich4,000 wordsA research note will typically take an accepted research question and make a conceptual contribution, a measurement contribution, or an empirical contribution that is important but does not require a full-length article.

Review Essays

JournalEditorsWhat is the maximum length for review essays?What is the minimum length for review essays?Review essays instructions
African AffairsPeace Medie, University of Ghana, and othersNone listedNone listedNone listed
Armed Forces & SocietyPatricia Shields, Texas State University San MarcosNone listedNone listedNone listed
British Journal of Political ScienceCristina Bodea, Michigan State University, and others12,000 words5,000 wordsNone listed
Canadian Journal of Political ScienceCameron Anderson, University of Western Ontario and Mélanie Bourque, University of Quebec Ottawa10,000 wordsNone listedThe Journal welcomes review articles of up to 10,000 words in length that review the state of research in a particular area of the discipline.
Comparative European PoliticsColin Hay, Sciences Po, and othersNone listedNone listedThe journal is rigorously peer-reviewed. It neither reflects nor represents any particular school or approach, nor does it restrict itself to particular methodologies or theoretical perspectives. Rather, whilst promoting interdisciplinarity and a greater dialogue between the various sub-disciplines of European political analysis, Comparative European Politics publishes the best and most original work in the field. It publishes substantial articles marking either core empirical developments, theoretical innovation or, preferably, both. The journal particularly encourages pieces which seek to develop the link between substantive empirical investigations and theoretical elaboration and those which transcend the artificial separation of domestic, comparative and international analysis. The editors publish a limited number of debate pieces and review articles related to issues of contemporary theoretical and empirical controversy. Whether solicited or unsolicited these are exposed to the same exacting process of peer review.
Ethics & International AffairsJoel H. Rosenthal, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International AffairsNone listedNone listedUnsolicited book reviews and proposals for book reviews are not accepted. The Editors welcome proposals for review essays, which consider two or three recent books together and aim to develop a standalone argument.
European Political Science ReviewMarina Costa Lobo, University of Lisbon; Matt Qvortrup, Coventry University 8,000 wordsNone listedState-of-the-field reviews should provide both a comprehensive summary and also address the future challenges which the field faces. They are expected to critically assess the extant research, put forward stimulating new research questions, and develop specific proposals for advancing any field of political science.
European Union PoliticsGerald Schneider, University of Konstanz, Germany6,000 wordsNone listed. Forum article offer reviews of current scholarship or present novel research.
International AffairsAndrew Dorman, Chatham House5,000 words3,000 wordsThe journal also publishes several longer review essays in each volume. These are usually 3,000–5,000 words in length and discuss three or more books; or the impact of a seminal work on the field. The journal also publishes one review forum per year, where several reviewers engage with the same book. If you are interested in either of these formats, please contact Krisztina Csortea at (kcsortea@chathamhouse.org).
International Feminist Journal of PoliticsShine Choi, Massey University, and others2,500 words2,000 wordsIFJP is now issuing a special call for review essays that cover at least three recent books. Review essays discuss several texts on the same theme and bring them into conversation with each other, aiming to explore a recent debate or emerging research field that has generated a range of new publications. While review essays should be written in English, we also welcome submissions that review feminist scholarship published in other languages, and discuss ongoing debates beyond English-speaking academia. With the aim of fostering a truly global feminist community of scholars, this will allow a broader range of feminist scholarship to be debated in IFJP, and allow IFJP readers to learn about and benefit from feminist scholarship representing diverse positionalities and perspectives.
International OrganizationBrett Ashley Leeds, Rice University; Layna Mosley, Princeton University14,000 wordsNone listed,Review essays survey new developments in a particular area of study. Review essays might be based on books but could also draw on scholarship that has been published in articles, including in areas not traditionally covered by IO but that are nonetheless important and relevant for an IO audience.
International RelationsWilliam Bain, National University of Singapore, Singapore and Milja Kurki, Aberystwyth University, UK8,000 words6,000 wordsReview Essays, addressing 2-4 books. The purpose of a review essay is meant to be more than just rehearsing the contents of the books being reviewed. Rather, the books reviewed should be used as a foil to make a bigger statement about a particular issue or sub-field or research trends in a particular area. Therefore, the essay provides authors the opportunity to review the books and to make a statement of their own.
International Studies ReviewAmanda Murdie, University of Georgia10,000 wordsNone listedReview Essays contribute to the mission of ISR by: (a) framing, synthesizing, and engaging dialogue and debate about an emerging or ongoing areas of inquiry; (b) enhancing readers’ understanding of the current state of research; (c) helping identify promising areas of future research; and (d) updating scholars and practitioners about contemporary research. Towards this end, review essays:

Must make an original contribution to the literature. Although an accurate summary of the books under review constitutes an important part of a review essay, the primary focus and contribution should be the reviewer’s collective evaluation and analysis of these works. There should therefore be a clear, original message beyond the books’ content – one that advances scholarly inquiry within the area of research under consideration.
Evaluate a number of academic/scholarly works – usually between 2 and 5 – that share a common theme and/or debate, and collectively represent an emerging or ongoing area of inquiry. These works should be published recently – ideally within the last three years, but no more than five years. This provides maximum value to the readership of ISR and best helps ISR achieve the mission objectives noted above.
Journal of Information Technology & PoliticsLauren Copelan, Baldwin Wallace University, and others5,000 wordsNone listed An original theoretically guided essay linking three or more related recent books to an important ITP subject area.
Journal of Peace ResearchScott Gates, University of Oslo & PRIO, Norway 5,000 wordsNone listedReview essays are either ‘state-of-the-art’ articles that assess the state of knowledge within a field of research, or they deal with one or multiple books that have been very significant to peace and conflict studies. Review essays must involve key thematic areas within JPR. Review essays can be up to 5,000 words including all elements (title page, abstract, notes, reference list, tables, biographical statement, acknowledgements, etc.).
Journal of Strategic StudiesJoseph A. Maiolo, King’s College, , and Thomas G. Mahnken, Johns Hopkins UniversityNone listedNone listedReview or historiographical essays, as well as state-of-the field papers, are generally reviewed by the journal editors only. All peer review is single blind and submission is online via ScholarOne Manuscripts. The journal publishes a list of its referees in the last issue of each volume.
MillenniumShruti Balaji, London School of Economics4,000 words3,000 wordsMillennium welcomes review articles which interrogate recent, exciting work done in International Relations theory and related fields, as well as particular areas of recent literature in need of development.
Perspectives on PoliticsMichael Bernhard, University of Florida4,000 wordsNone listedReview Essays address two or more books in order to consider how they illuminate a
larger conceptual, political, or normative concern. Such essays typically bring a range of
texts into dialogue with one another, identifying both thematic commonalities and
methodological differences. Review essays vary in length, averaging about 4,000 words.
Review essays are solicited by the Book Review Editor.
Policy and PoliticsDavid Mena Alemán, Universidad IberoamericanaNone listedNone listedWe are especially interested in considering review essays of three or more recent titles in the fields of political science and international relations.
Political Studies ReviewJustin Fisher, Brunel University London5,000 wordsNone listedReview articles: The journal is also the setting for significant and encompassing state-of-the-art reviews on significant issues across the discipline. Articles that either review recent developments in a specific field of research or confront various bodies of research on a specific issue or concept is particularly welcome.
Political TheoryJoshua F. Dienstag, University of California, Los Angeles, Elisabeth Ellis, University of Otago, NZ, Davide Panagia University of California, Los Angeles2,500 wordsNone listedCritical responses to essays published in Political Theory will be considered on an ad hoc basis. Submissions of critical responses must be made no later than three months after the publication of the original essay. They should be no longer than 2,500 words in length, including notes and references.
Public Opinion QuarterlyAllyson L. Holbrook, University of Illinois Chicago, and others6,500 wordsNone listedResearch Syntheses are review essays that provide a service to readers by guiding them through a large body of recent literature. Similar to essays appearing in the Annual Reviews series, these often are organized by a broad argument, theoretical perspective, or developmental timeline. While we accept unsolicited syntheses, authors considering submission are encouraged to contact the editors in chief to discuss suitability. The editorial team will also solicit research synthesis contributions on emerging topics. All syntheses are peer reviewed. The main text should not exceed 6,500 words (including footnotes/endnotes), and the title must begin with RESEARCH SYNTHESIS (all caps) to ensure the submission is properly assigned.
Review of African Political EconomyHannah Cross, Chair of EWG, and others2,000 wordsNone listedNone listed
Review of International OrganizationsAxel Dreher, University of MannheimNone listedNone listedNone listed
Review of International Political EconomyJennifer Bair, University of Virginia and others8,000 words6,000 wordsReview essays of 6,000-8,000 words address three or more recently published books on a given theoretical debate or substantive topic, highlighting their contributions and drawing specific implications for IPE theoretical debates and research agendas. Prospective review essay authors should first send a 1-2 page proposal to the Editors (ripejournal@gmail.com) that identifies the books to be reviewed and articulates a clear argument about their significance. Please ensure your book choices reflect diversity within the field.
Security StudiesRonald R. Krebs, University of Minnesota13,000 wordsNone listedReview articles are critical, agenda-setting surveys of specific debates and research themes or analytical and methodological approaches of relevance to the field of security studies. Reviews may, but need not, be oriented around a set of recently published books. They may address cutting-edge scholarship, or they may make the case for reviving long-forgotten debates. Regardless, review articles should not merely describe and summarize lines of research, but should engage critically with one or more of the substantive or methodological arguments of the works covered. In doing so, review articles not only orient the reader to the field, but constitute an original scholarly contribution.

Authors of prospective review articles should submit a 1-2 pp. proposal to the Editor-in-Chief that specifies the works or research themes to be reviewed and outlines the argument(s) the author(s) intend to develop. The decision to invite the submission of a review article will be made jointly by the Editor-in-Chief and a designated Associate Editor. Submitted review articles will be subject to double-blind peer review in accordance with the journal’s general procedures.
West European PoliticsKlaus Goetz, University of Munich8,500 wordsNone listedA review article differ from the more conventional book review by reviewing several more recent books that relate to one another and engage in closely related theoretical, methodological and/or empirical debates. Scholars should contact WEP editors beforehand with their idea for a review article to check with WEP for its suitability.
World PoliticsGrigore Pop-Eleches, Princeton University, and others12,500 wordsNone listedReview articles in World Politics differ from conventional book reviews. First, they usually
consider a number of books that address a similar topic, rather than a single work. Second, in addition to describing the contents of the works under review, a World Politics review article should advance our understanding of one or more of the major substantive or methodological themes suggested by those works. The good review article, that is, should be a contribution in its own right to the literature on the themes selected.