JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies

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Edited By: Michelle Cini and Amy Verdun

Impact Factor: 1.477

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 13/82 (International Relations); 28/156 (Political Science); 75/332 (Economics)

Online ISSN: 1468-5965

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JCMS annual ReviewThe Annual Review covers the key developments in the European Union, its member states, and acceding and/or applicant countries.
- The most up-to-date and authoritative source of information for those teaching, researching or interested in the EU
- Contains analytical articles and keynote contributions written by a wide range of leading experts covering political, economic and legal issues
- Includes the JCMS Annual Review Lecture
- Includes an invaluable guide to EU documents, publications and websites, as well as a chronology of key events

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Call for JCMS Book Review Editors

The JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies calls for book review editors to work with the journal's Editors, Michelle Cini and Amy Verdun, from 1 July 2015. The new book reviews editors will replace the current team, Paul Stephenson and Patrick Bijsmans.

The Book Review Editors’ role entails: identifying appropriate reviewers; careful consideration of books for potential review; and the copy-editing and submission of reviews in accordance with the publication schedule. In addition they will occasionally need to liaise with authors over editorial changes, progress and deadlines, and to liaise with editors over publication deadlines, word-lengths and page numbers, providing the editors with regular status reports. The editors will also record details of the submissions and reviewers.

Book Review Editors will be appointed for a term of 2 years in the first instance. The Editors’ preference is that two Book Review Editors should be appointed (ideally located at the same institution or in close geographic proximity). However, individual applicants will also be given serious consideration.

Expressions of interest (of no more than 250 words), accompanied by a CV for each applicant, should be sent by email to Michelle Cini and Amy Verdun (Michelle.Cini@bris.ac.uk and averdun@uvic.ca) by 1 December 2014. Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact the Editors with any informal enquiries before the deadline.

Virtual Issues

Virtual Issues

50th Anniversary Best Papers

50 Years of Leading the EU Research Agenda. JCMS shortlisted the five best papers published in the journal per decade and these have now been collated together as a virtual issue. Read for free online now

This virtual issue brings together the articles on the Presidency published in JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies. Written by a series of experts on the specific Member States, the 26 articles here (and available as free downloads) on 18 different Member States were originally published in the JCMS Annual Review of the European Union. The articles not only chart the priorities, preferences, achievements and failures of the respective holders of the EU rotating presidency, but offer an insight into the changing nature of the role. Read for free online now.

Highly Read Articles

The following articles were amongst the most accessed articles in JCMS in 2011, click on the article titles for FREE online access:

Reassessing Legitimacy in the European Union - Andrew Moravcsik

Normative Power Europe: A Contradiction in Terms? - Ian Manners

The JCMS Annual Lecture: The Greek Sovereign Debt Crisis and EMU: A Failing State in a Skewed Regime - Kevin Featherstone

The European Union and the Securitization of Migration - Jef Huysmans

Why There is a Democratic Deficit in the EU: A Response to Majone and Moravcsik - Andreas Follesdal, Simon Hix