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Edited By: Cees van der Eijk, Vivien Lowndes, Christopher Pierson and Mark Wenman
Impact Factor: 0.939
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 59/161 (Political Science)
Online ISSN: 1467-9248
Associated Title(s): The British Journal of Politics & International Relations, Political Insight, Political Studies Review, Politics
This Page now also Contains Important Information about Open Access and the Licencing Options Associated with it.
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Political Studies publishes rigorous and original work in all fields of politics and international relations. The editors encourage a pluralistic approach to political science and debate among these different approaches. This leading international journal is committed to the very highest standards of peer reviewing, to developing the most promising new work available, and to facilitating professional communication in political science.
Articles should be no more than 9000 words in length including all notes and references. Shorter research notes and responses are also welcome.
To submit a manuscript to Political Studies, go to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/post. To upload a manuscript, please prepare the following files:
1. An abstract of 150 words
2. A title page with names and affiliations of all authors
3. The article with any references to the identity of the authors (for example, in acknowledgements, headers, footers or in the reference list) removed to allow for double-blind peer review.
If you need help, contact:-
School of Politics and International Relations
Law and Social Sciences Building
University of Nottingham
For details on how to handle references and other matters to do with style, please go to http://www.politicalstudies.org/styleguide.asp
Thank you for contributing to Political Studies.
Open Access/Online Open and Political Studies Licencing
1. For Authors Signing the Exclusive Licence Form
Authors will be required to sign an Exclusive Licence Form (ELF) for all papers accepted for publication unless Online Open is selected (see below). For articles where Online Open is not selected signature of the ELF is a condition of publication and papers will not be passed to the publisher for production unless a signed form has been received. Please note that signature of the ELF does not affect ownership of copyright in the material. Government employees need to complete the Author Warranty sections, although copyright in such cases does not need to be assigned.
After submission authors will retain the right to publish their paper in various media/circumstances (please see the form for further details). The form is available for download here.
For authors signing the ELF: A Note about the Deposit of the Accepted Article Version
i. Funder arrangements: Certain funders, including the NIH, members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) and Wellcome Trust require deposit of the Accepted Version in a repository after an embargo period. Details of funding arrangements are set out at the following website:
http://www.wiley.com/go/funderstatement. Please contact the Journal production editor if you have additional funding requirements.
ii. Institutions: Wiley has arrangements with certain academic institutions to permit the deposit of the Accepted Version in the institutional repository after an embargo period. Details of such arrangements are set out at the following website: http://www.wiley.com/go/funderstatement.
2. For authors choosing Online Open
If you decide to select the OnlineOpen option please use the links below to obtain an open access agreement to sign (this will supersede the ELF). By selecting the OnlineOpen option, you have the choice of the following Creative Commons Licence open access agreements:-
Creative Commons Attribution Licence OAA
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Licence OAA
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial –No Derivatives Licence OAA
To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please click the licence types above and visit:-
If you select the Online Open option and your research is funded by The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) you may publish your article under a CC-BY licence supporting you in complying with Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK requirements. For more information on this policy and the Journal’s compliant self-archiving policy please visit: http://www.wiley.com/go/funderstatement.
Please be aware that the Political Studies Association (UK) have issued the following statement about the CC-BY licence:-
PSA Statement on CC-BY
The Political Studies Association endorses the principle of freedom of choice and is thus prepared to offer authors choosing to pay an Article Processing Charge under Online Open the option of publishing under a CC-BY licence. However, the Association wishes to draw the attention of authors to the following risks associated with CC-BY licences:-
● Lack of requirement under the terms of the current CC-BY licence (version 3.0) for other parties to give any indication as to how the original work has been modified in any derivative product
● Lack of protection against poor translation
● Lack of recourse against the work being quoted out of context
● Lack of recourse against the work being reprinted in anthologies where the context is offensive to the author
● Lack of recourse against intermediaries republishing work for commercial gain
RCUK is not expecting immediate full compliance with the mandate.
For RCUK and Wellcome Trust authors who decide to comply with funder mandates by signing the CC-BY licence, click on the link below to preview the terms and conditions of this licence: Creative Commons Attribution Licence
For RCUK and Wellcome Trust authors selecting Online Open who decide not to comply with these mandates, you have the choice of the following Creative Commons Licence open access agreements or the standard Exclusive Licence Form:-