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About APSA Journals

APSA publishes four leading peer-reviewed political science journals:

The American Political Science Review (APSR) is the leading journal of political science research in the world. APSR has been in continuous circulation for over 100 years.

Perspectives on Politics seeks to provide a space for broad and synthetic discussion within the political science profession and between the profession and the broader scholarly and reading public. Perspectives aims to nurture a political science public sphere, publicizing important scholarly topics, ideas, and innovations, linking scholarly authors and readers, and promoting broad reflexive discussion among political scientists about the work that we do and why this work matters.

Meet the New Editors of Perspectives!

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.

The Journal of Political Science Education publishes evidence-based and theoretically informed scholarship on teaching and pedagogical issues in political science.The journal supports research that engages with the broad scholarship of teaching and learning and improves the quality of teaching and learning in the discipline.

APSA publishes each journal quarterly, sending a different journal to members each month according to the following schedule:

APSR February May August November
Perspectives on Politics March June September December
PS: Political Science & Politics January April July October
Journal of Political Science Education Jan - March April - June July - Sep Oct - Dec

Volume 111, Issue 2
May 2017

Volume 15, Issue 2
June 2017

Volume 50, Issue 3
July 2017

Volume 13, Issue 1
January–March 2017


APSA has proposed adding a new Open Access Journal to its portfolio! Click here to read the executive director's proposal as well as the call for proposals for editors.

APSA Organized Section Journals

Several APSA Organized Sections have sponsored journals, or added journal subscriptions as to their membership benefits. These section journal opportunities provide access to scholarship across a number of fields and include leading journals like Political Behavior, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Urban Affairs ReviewPublius, and Political Analysis.

See full list of Organized Section Journals.

See table of APSA section journals.

Virtual Issues

APSA is partnering with Cambridge University Press to offer new digital issues of superlative journal articles from APSA journals. Learn more here!

Journal Publishing Resources

Read APSA guides and materials and find links to a variety of useful sites for authors and publishers here

Data Access and Research Transparency (DA-RT)

Other Resources

Learn about the APSA Publications Committees.

Submit a Call

We welcome information about political science journals or related journals and calls for submissions for journal papers and articles, books and book chapters, and calls for editors. Submit your information to APSA. Call for Papers, Authors & Submission»

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