Interest Groups & Advocacy welcomes manuscripts from a wide and diverse range of disciplines, theoretical orientations, and ideological perspectives that illuminate the areas of interests groups, social movements, lobbying organizations and the full range of influences on public policy outputs. Whether in addressing historical issues or recent events, prospective articles should be sophisticated and of interest to a wide audience. We seek to attract contributions and attention from practitioners in the worlds of lobbying and group organization, and alongside the Editorial Board there is a Practice Panel to ensure our contents are credible in the world of practice.

Although this journal is anchored within political science, we encourage submissions from other disciplines such as economics, sociology, law, and history. Social movement scholarship clearly falls under the broad field; likewise, public affairs makes up a major component of the process of competitive advocacy that is now commonplace as a proxy for democratic contestation.