Legislative Studies Quarterly

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Edited By: Christopher Kam, Thad Kousser, Frances E. Lee

Impact Factor: 0.738

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 80/161 (Political Science)

Online ISSN: 1939-9162



Author Guidelines


Instructions to Contributors
Legislative Studies Quarterly (LSQ) seeks manuscripts that make outstanding contributions to scholarly knowledge about representative assemblies. LSQ will not review manuscripts that are under consideration for publication elsewhere, manuscripts with contents that have been substantially published elsewhere, or new versions of manuscripts that have been rejected previously by LSQ. Articles are selected for publication in LSQ on the basis of a double-blind review process. Authors and co-authors of submissions are expected to review manuscripts for LSQ.

Legislative Studies Quarterly requires that authors submit electronically via the online submission site. To submit a manuscript, please go to the journal’s ScholarOne site at https://mc.manuscriptcentral. com/lsq. Papers that do not meet the formatting and submission guidelines detailed on the journal’s ScholarOne site under “Manuscript Preparation” will not be sent out for review. If a paper is accepted for publication, the author(s) will receive further instructions for preparing the final version of the manuscript. Additional questions regarding manuscript submission should be directed to the Editorial Office at Legislative Studies Quarterly.

The Legislative Studies Quarterly follows the APSA Style Manual and the Chicago Manual of Style for manuscript preparation. Below are some general submission guidelines:

• The manuscript (including tables, figures, notes, references, and appendices) should not exceed 40 standard pages, double spaced.
• Include a 100-word abstract.
• Double-space the entire manuscript, including the abstract, appendices, notes, and references.
• Use a typeface of at least 12 pt. The manuscript should be left justified with margins of at least 1 inch.
• Notes should appear as endnotes.
• References should appear at the end of the manuscript and should conform to APSA style. All works cited in the text must be fully referenced at the end of the manuscript.
• Tables/Figures should have indicators within the text but should appear on separate pages at the end.

If the paper is accepted for publication, the author(s) will receive instructions for preparing the final version of the manuscript.

For more information, contact the Legislative Studies Quarterly, 111 River St, Hoboken, NJ 07030, USA. Telephone (201) 748-6232.



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