Overview Since its launch in 1980, POLITICS has published cutting-edge analysis in politics and international studies. The ethos of POLITICS is the dissemination of timely, research-led reflections on the state of the art, the state of the world and the state of disciplinary pedagogy that make significant and original contributions to the disciplines of political and international studies. POLITICS is pluralist with regards to approaches, theories, methods, and empirical foci. POLITICS publishes articles from 4000 to 8000 words in length. We welcome 3 types of articles from scholars at all stages of their careers:
• Accessible presentations of state of the art research;
• Research-led analyses of contemporary events in politics or international relations;
• Theoretically informed and evidence-based research on learning and teaching in politics and international studies. We are open to articles provided accounts of where teaching innovation may have produced mixed results, so long as reasons why these results may have been mixed are analysed.
Reasons to publish in POLITICS:
• Rapid response time – authors can normally expect a decision within 10 weeks of submission
• Quality of feedback – we take care, regardless of the editorial decision, to provide all authors with constructive feedback through the peer review process that will help to strengthen their work
• Fast time to print – most articles are available online in early view within 4 months of acceptance
• Audience – POLITICS has over 3700 institutional subscriptions world-wide and is available to an additional 5000 institutions in low-income countries through philanthropic initiatives
• Engagement – We proactively promote the work of our authors through traditional and emerging forms of media including our Twitter account (@journalpolitics).
Read our annual editorial statements here and here for further details about the journal and the vision of the editorial team.