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Publications FAQ

Listed below are commonly asked questions about APSA publications. If your question is not listed, please e-mail our publications department at [email protected].

How do I change my journal mailing preferences?

Login to your MyAPSA account and click on the Journal Delivery Preferences button in the welcome page. You can also change your mailing preferences in Privacy under Account Actions. 
Note: You may have to add an additional address in My Addresses under Account Actions if you would like your journal sent to a home or work address that is different from your listed address.

How do I access my APSA journals?

Your online access to the journals was activated when you joined APSA and completed the membership process. To access the journals, follow these steps:

1. Go the APSA webpage.
2. Login to your MyAPSA account.
3. Click on the green MyAPSA button.
4. Under “Account Actions” on the right side of the page, click on Access APSA Journals.
5. Click on the journal you would like to access. This will take you to the publisher’s site, where you will have access to the content.

To see an illustrated guide, click here.

How do I access my section journals?

Journals are being routed through the MyAPSA window. Login to your MyAPSA and navigate to “Journal Access” to see your journals. Some section journals are available only in print. Click here to see a diagram of section journals.

I just joined APSA, but I did not get a journal this month. Why not?

Due to print deadlines, the journal is usually printed two weeks before its issue month. Members who renew at the beginning of a month will most likely not receive the journal for that particular month, but will receive the journal of the following month.

For example, members who join on the first of January will receive the February journal; however, members who join during the last half of January will most likely miss the February journal and will have to await the March journal.

If you miss your first journal for this reason, please e-mail [email protected] so that we can personally request for your journal to be sent to you.

How do I purchase journals?

For nonmembers who would like to purchase APSA journals, here is information from Cambridge: Subscribe to gain access to all content from the current year plus additional free back content.* Online access allows users to benefit from our industry leading functionality, personalization features and additional supplementary material. Print subscriptions are also available for the majority of our journal titles. Please email [email protected] for a tailored package quote.

*access to the digitized archive must be purchased separately.

Is the APSA Style Manual still available?

The APSA Style Manual is being revised again and will be available in January 2016. Until then, the old style manual, which is currently out of print, can be accessed here.

How can I get my book reviewed?

Perspectives on Politics publishes book reviews, and the journals book review editorial operations are now incorporated within the broader operations of Perspectives and housed within the journal’s main office at Indiana University. To request more information about submitting a book for review, contact [email protected] All reviews, review essays, and symposia are commissioned and edited by the editor-in-chief.

PS: Political Science and Politics publishes a section called “Books by Our Readers” that includes titles of books published by APSA members as well as spotlights of various books. Contact Drew Meadows at [email protected] to submit a title and give information for a potential spotlight.

How do I access past conference papers?

Links to papers and programs from past meetings can be found on our website here:

For convenience, here are direct links to recent meeting paper archives:

How do I purchase individual copies of APSA print journals?

Cambridge does supply individual current print copies (within one year of publication) for members for purchase upon request at the present rates below.

APSR: $2 per issue
PS: $1.50 per issue
Perspectives: $1.75 per issue

If earlier back issues, back volumes, or backsets in print are desired, members will need to contact:

Periodicals Service Company,
11 Main Street,
Germantown, NY 12526

Telephone: +1 5185374700
Fax: +1 5185375899
E-mail: [email protected]

American Political Science Association
1527 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036-1206
(202) 483-2512 • Fax: +1 (202) 483-2657

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