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American Political Science Review

The Leading Journal of Political Science Research

The American Political Science Review is political science's premier scholarly research journal, providing peer-reviewed articles and review essays from subfields throughout the discipline. Areas covered include political theory, American politics, public policy, public administration, comparative politics, and international relations. APSR has published continuously since 1906.

Meet the Editors!

Editorial Board and Editorial Staff

Current Issue: Volume 111, Issue 4, November 2017

Most Recent 'Note from the Editors': On August 25, 2016, we started our editorship of the Review. During these first ten months, we processed a record high number of submissions—999 new manuscripts, 92 revisions, and 157 manuscripts already under review from the previous team. In addition to introducing early online publication through FirstView and Letters as a new publication format, we changed the editorial process to reduce turnaround duration and reviewer fatigue. For the first time since 2012/13, the time spent from submission to editor decision decreased. We also decided to increase the amount of desk rejections which further reduced overall turnaround times and increased the share of invited reviewers per manuscript. We note that the increase in desk rejections was compensated by a decrease of rejections after review.

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Recent Editor's Report

APSR Frequently Asked Questions [PDF — 21KB]

APSR Submission Guidelines, Updated August 26, 2016

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