© Political Studies Association
Edited By: Martin Coward and Kyle Grayson
Impact Factor: 0.559
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2011: 80/149 (Political Science)
Online ISSN: 1467-9256
Politics appears four times a year. The editors invite contributions dealing with substantive issues of current interest in any area of politics including teaching and learning. All submissions - even if commissioned - are subject to peer review.
Politics is committed only to general standards of academic debate and all submissions will be considered without prejudice to the area of the discipline covered or the viewpoints expressed. Final decisions regarding publication lie with the editors.
The editors are keen to encourage the submission of short responses and critiques and more substantial pieces that reflect upon the discipline of politics and might be useful in teaching. Material submitted by early careers researchers and doctoral students is especially welcome. Politics accepts two lengths of articles: shorter research notes of a maximum length of 4000 words and research articles of a maximum length of 6000 words. Submissions should make clear which tariff they wish to be considered under.
Guidelines for Submission to Politics
Politics has now adopted ScholarOne Manuscripts for online manuscript submission and peer review. The new system brings with it a whole host of benefits including:
• Quick and easy submission;
• Administration centralised and reduced;
• Significant decrease in peer review times.
From now on all submissions to the journal must be submitted online at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/politics. Full instructions and support are available on the site and a user ID and password can be obtained on the first visit. If you require assistance then click the Get Help Now link which appears at the top right of every ScholarOne Manuscripts page. If you cannot submit online, please contact the Editorial Office by e-mail (email@example.com).
Submissions should be double-spaced and formatted for A4 paper. Authors should indicate the number of words, the inclusion of any figures, and provide an abstract of not more than 100 words that gives the article’s main message in a clear and accessible way. Authors should also provide a list of up to four keywords (which will appear immediately below the abstract) and also brief (1-2 sentence) biographical note to be included in Notes on Contributors. Politics uses the Harvard system of referencing. Notes: Politics uses endnotes, they should be kept to a minimum, numbered consecutively and typed on a separate page at the end. more information
Exclusive Licence Form
Authors will be required to sign an Exclusive Licence Form (ELF) for all papers accepted for publication. 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 Exclusive Licence Form 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 medium/circumstances (please see the form for further details). To assist authors an appropriate form will be supplied by the editorial office. Alternatively, authors may like to download a copy of the form here.
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