European Journal of Political Research

Cover image for Vol. 54 Issue 1

Edited By: Claudio M. Radaelli and Yannis Papadopoulos

Impact Factor: 2.152

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 8/157 (Political Science)

Online ISSN: 1475-6765

Associated Title(s): European Journal of Political Research Political Data Yearbook

Author Guidelines

Notes for Contributors Including Notes on Open Access

European Journal of Political Research is a refereed journal publishing high quality academic articles of interest to European political scientists and practitioners. The EJPR welcomes submissions which develop and report significant new research  from across the entire range of political science, theoretical and empirical, and especially those which address issues of cross-national importance.  It is not in any way limited to work on Europe or by Europeans, but draws upon material about and from all parts of the globe. 

European Journal of Political Research will publish articles by political scientists and other scholars engaged in political research.  Preference will be given to articles of a broadly theoretical or comparative nature.  The journal will also publish short research notes and review articles on significant books and other publications, as well as on current ongoing research in specific areas of political science.

Online production tracking is now available for your article through Wiley Author Services.
Author Services enables authors to track their articles – once accepted – through the production process to publication online and in print. Authors can check the status of their articles online and choose to receive automated e-mails at key stages of production. The author will receive an e-mail with a unique link that enables them to register and have their article automatically added to the system. Please ensure that a complete e-mail address is provided when submitting the manuscript. Visit for more details on online production tracking and for a wealth of resources including FAQs and tips on article preparation, submission and more.

Open Access and the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS)

If your paper is accepted the author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Author Services where, via WALS, they will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.

For authors signing the Copyright Transfer Agreement (CTA)
If the OnlineOpen option is not selected the corresponding author will be presented with the CTA to sign. The terms and conditions of the CTA can be previewed in the samples associated with the Copyright FAQs .

For authors choosing OnlineOpen
If the OnlineOpen option is selected the corresponding author will have a choice of the following Creative Commons License Open Access Agreements (OAA):

Creative Commons Attribution License CC BY
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License CC BY-NC
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial -NoDerivs License CC BY NC-ND

To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright FAQs hosted on Wiley Author Services: Copyright FAQs . You may also wish to visit the Wiley Open Access License website.

If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license 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 the Funding Statement website .

Submission of Munuscripts. To submit a manuscript to the European Journal of Political Research, authors should go to, where they can upload the manuscript and all other material they would like to communicate to the editor. To upload a manuscript, the following files should be prepared:

(1) a title page or cover letter including the full names of the authors and academic or other professional affiliations;
(2) an abstract of 500 words maximum;
(3) the full text of the manuscript with a list of references and notes

Manuscripts should be in English and should not exceed 8000 words in length. This includes the main text of the manuscript, references, tables, figures and endnotes. Manuscripts must be submitted in a MS Office-compatible file format (i.e. no pdfs, please).

At EJPR we are committed to transparency in research. We therefore strongly advise authors to make data and any other supporting information available in an appendix file that will be published alongside the online version of the article. These files can be submitted at the same time as article manuscripts. Authors should note that such files will be published as supplied and will not be subjected to any editorial changes either by the journal editor or the publisher, and they will not be typeset. Authors are, therefore, advised that they are responsible for the content and format of supporting information, not the publisher.

Revised manuscripts. If you are submitting a revised manuscript, please include an anonymised file with your response to the reviewers' comments. This file will be sent to the reviewers, this is why it is important that it does not contain your name and affiliation. You can use this file to document any changes you make to the original manuscript. In order to expedite the processing of the revised manuscript, please be as specific as possible in your response to the reviewer(s).

Symbols and units.  The conventions for abbreviations of units and symbols are those recommended by the British Standards Institution (leaflet B.S. 5775).

References. Use the Harvard style of referencing.  In the case of books and chapters in books, and chapters in books, the reference should include details of the publisher and the place and date of publication; in the case of journal articles, the references should include details of the volume and issue number of the journal, as well as the page numbers.  Page numbers should also be indicated in references to chapters in books.   

We recommend the use of a tool such as EndNote or Reference Manager for reference management and formatting.
EndNote reference styles can be searched for here:
Reference Manager reference styles can be searched for here:

Tables and Illustrations should be submitted as separate files, with their location notes in the text.  The publisher will typeset the tables; graphs and diagrams (illustrations) must be in a form suitable for reproduction without retouching.  Table and figure references should be in a consistent style: (e.g. Table 1 note Table One).  Captions for illustrations should be listed in a separate file. 

Formatting. Text, References and a list of Figure captions should be included, without any character and paragraph style formatting. Turn off hyphenation; one font size throughout; do not justify at the right; do not indent paragraphs; do not use bold text in headings.

Headings and subheadings. Type these at the left margin (do not centre or indent), utilizing the following simplified hierarchy:

(a) upper case throughout (no full point at the end), preceded and followed by two hard returns

(b) upper (first letter of first word) and then lower case (no full point at the end), preceded and followed by two hard returns

(c) upper (first letter of first word) and then lower case (no full point at the end), preceded and followed by two spaces, then text.

Separate all paragraphs by two hard returns.

References. Separate all references by two hard returns; do not indent turnover lines (the second and subsequent lines of a reference).  Tables must be in separate files from the text: the preferred format is Microsoft EXCEL.  Figures must be in separate files from the text: the preferred formats are tif or eps.

Proofs. PDF proofs will be sent directly to the authors by the publisher, and should be returned immediately after correction.

Offprints. A PDF offprint of each article will be provided free of charge to the first-named contributor.  Additional offprints may be purchased from the publisher according to a scale of charges.

Editing. The editor retains the right to make minor stylistic changes to the finally accepted typescript.  Any substantial changes will, of course, be referred back first to the author.