The American Political Science Review
) is the leading journal of political science research in the world having been in continuous circulation for over 100 years. APSR
publishes in February, May, August, and November.
Perspectives on Politics provides a space for extended discussion between the political science profession and the broader scholarly public. Perspectives aims to nurture a political science public sphere, publicizes important scholarly topics, ideas, and innovations, links scholarly authors and readers, and promotes broad reflexive discussion among political scientists about the work that we do and why this work matters. Perspectives publishes in March, June, September, and December.
PS: Political Science & Politics has served as the journal of record for the profession since 1968. PS publishes scholarly essays as well as news and features on the discipline. PS publishes in January, April, July, and October.
The Journal of Political Science Education (JPSE) publishes evidence-based and theoretically informed scholarship on teaching and pedagogical issues in political science.The journal supports research that engages with and improves the quality of teaching and learning in the discipline. JPSE publishes quarterly.
APSA Organized Section Journals
Several APSA Organized Sections have sponsored section journal subscriptions as part of their membership benefits. These section journals provide access to scholarship across numerous fields and include the leading journals Political Behavior, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Urban Affairs Review, Publius, and Political Analysis.
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Data Access and Research Transparency (DA-RT)
DA-RT began as an idea, a set of principles included in the 2012 changes to the APSA ethics guide. Following lengthy discussion and debate, DA-RT culminated in a joint statement among 27 political science journals (including the American Political Science Review), seeking to implement the following by January 15, 2016:
- Require authors to ensure that cited data are available at the time of publication through a trusted digital repository.
- Require authors to delineate clearly the analytic procedures upon which their published claims rely, and where possible to provide access to all relevant analytic materials.
- Maintain a consistent data citation policy to increase the credit that data creators and suppliers receive for their work. These policies include using data citation practices that identify a dataset’s author(s), title, date, version, and a persistent identifier.
- Ensure that journal style guides, codes of ethics, publication manuals, and other forms of guidance are updated and expanded to include improved data access and research transparency requirements.
For more information regarding DA-RT principles, visit the official website.
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