European Political Science (EPS) is an international journal devoted to publishing contributions by and for the political science community. Its interpretation of 'political science' is wide and encompasses comparative politics, political economy, international relations, public administration, political theory, European studies and related disciplines. Although our traditional focus has been on European affairs and the development of the discipline, we are always on the lookout for work that compares politics in Europe with other continents and countries, and more general work (on other regions) that would be of interest to European political scientists (our main readership). As the professional journal of the European Consortium for Political Research, EPS is also a prime outlet for research notes and opinion pieces about the political science profession, including teaching and learning contributions, as well as symposia and academic debates. As a new initiative, we also publish original datasets.
The editors of European Political Science (EPS), invite you to submit the following types of articles.
Research - articles on conceptual, methodological, and theoretical developments and trends in political science. Articles aimed at this section should be intellectually stimulating, conceptually rigorous, critical and above all agenda-setting.
Profession - articles about the state of the discipline, and where it is heading, relations between academia and politicians, policy-makers, journalists and ordinary citizens; research opportunities and impact of research; the process of doing research (ethics, data repositories, open access, etc); and the professional network
Learning and Teaching - articles, debates and symposia on new approaches to teaching and learning political science.
Debate - a collection of 3 to 4 articles (maximum 20,000 words) that exposes countervailing perspectives on important current affairs or professional matters in order to generate awareness and reactions from the political science community.
Symposium - a collection of 4 to 5 articles (maximum length 25,000 words) on a specific topic and under the coordination of one or two guest editors. The articles must cover either research matters (including the discipline, methodological and conceptual developments, as well as research findings in the classical sense that may contribute to an advancement of the discipline). Symposia can also tackle professional matters (such as career structures and prospects, external evaluation, higher education reforms, accreditation issues, funding trends).
Datasets - original dataset accompanied by a short explanatory note (maximum length 5,000 words) explaining the dataset, its novelty, the variables included and the data sources. The descriptive piece will be under copyright, but not the dataset. This format allows authors to get their dataset published and cited, but also allows them and others them and others to use the data for research articles.
Book reviews - book reviews may take the format of a single book review; a review essay (of two, maximum three, books on a similar theme); a review exchange (authors of two recently published books on a similar theme, review each other’s books and then offer a response to the review of their respective book); and a book review symposium (which consists of two, maximum four reviews of a book and a response by the book's author(s)). Please note that publishers are increasingly making electronic copies (e-books) only available to reviewers.
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