Politikon: The IAPSS Journal of Political Science

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Call for Papers
Subject Fields: 
Diplomacy and International Relations, Government and Public Service, Human Rights, Political History / Studies, Political Science


Politikon is the flagship publication of the International Association for Political Science Students (IAPSS). It is open to submissions by students and scholars of all levels of academic qualification with the usual frequency of four issues per year.

IAPSS Politikon publishes:

  • Full academic papers with original research based on new primary data or review of existing literature with strong personal input (see Instructions for Authors) and the length of up to 6,000 words
  • Research notes based on field work notes, raw data and observations with first level of analysis and the length of up to 2,000 words
  • Book reviews of the length of up to 600 words.

Papers for publication are accepted on a continuous basis, with the deadlines for individual review rounds in 2019 being set for 15 February, 15 June, 15 September and 15 December. All articles should respect the formal structure and all requirements stated in the “Submit an Article” subsection of IAPSS Publications. The Editorial Board will contact the authors in order to communicate the results of each evaluation normally within two weeks after submission.

All submitted papers and research notes are first subject to an Editorial Board Evaluation that may result in desk-rejection (communicated to the authors with a brief justification) or acceptance of the submission to the main, double-blind external peer review process. The results of the peer review (publish, publish with minor revisions, revise and resubmit or reject) are then communicated to the authors. Book reviews are normally subject to an Editorial Board Evaluation only, unless the need for expertise in a specific subfield that is not present in the Editorial Board necessitates the commissioning of an external peer-review on a double-blind basis.

Submissions are to be sent exclusively in electronic format to politikonjournal@iapss.org.

The Editorial Board will not evaluate articles by authors who already (co-)authored other articles currently under evaluation. Articles published or under consideration in another publication or publishing platform will not be considered. 

Contact Info: 

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