APSA Organized Section Journals

APSA Organized Sections have added journal subscriptions as part of their section membership benefits, or have sponsored journals as part of their activities. 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 Review, Publius, and Political Analysis. In each case, the Section has negotiated significant discounts for section members over the traditional individual subscription rate making this a great bargain for section members.


Organized Sections, which are groups organized by members around common scholarly and professional interests, promote networking among members who share an interest in a particular subfield, and provide their membership with outlets for research and opportunites for scholarship.  Find out more about the Organized sections.

The following provides a brief description of journal published by APSA organized sections.



Journal of Information Technology and Politics

JITP journal coverThe Journal of Information Technology & Politics (JITP) seeks high-quality manuscripts on the challenges and opportunities presented by information technology in politics and government.  The primary objectives of the journal are to:

  • - promote a better understanding of how evolving information technologies interact with political and governmental processes and outcomes at many levels, 
    - encourage the development of governmental and political processes that employ IT in novel and interesting ways, and 
    - foster the development of new information technology tools and theories that can capture, analyze, and report on these developments.

JITP is published by the Information Technology and Politics section.

Politics & Religion

Politics and Religion cover - just text no imagePolitics and Religion will provide original research into all aspects of the relationship between politics and religion around the world. The impact of religion on political attitudes, decision-making, and public policy development will be analyzed, with topics ranging from abortion laws, sex education in schools, and stem cell research to transnational terrorism, morality, social justice, and human rights.

Politics and Religion will be multidisciplinary and international in scope, with contributions coming from all relevant areas, including political science, law, philosophy, sociology, history, area studies, and economics. Studies of public religion, secular-religious conflicts, and political divisions within a religion from within and outside the Judeo-Christian tradition, including works from Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist and scholars of Eastern traditions are especially welcome. Book reviews will also be part of the journals coverage.

Politics & Religion is published by the Religion and Politics section.

Journal of Political Science Education

The Journal of Political Science Education focuses on the central concept of teaching and learning about politics. The journal has topics ranging from pedagogical scholarship to reviews of textbooks and relevant teaching tools and technologies available to political scientists. The journal aims to represent the full range of questions, issues and approaches to political science education such as methods and techniques, educational assessment in political science and other teaching-related issues.

Published by the Political Science Education section.

The Law and Politics Book Review

The Law and Politics Book Review is sponsored by the Law and Courts Section of the American Political Science Association and is published electronically. The electronic medium enables us to review almost every book about the legal process and politics, to do longer reviews than are usually published, and to make the reviews available within six months of our receipt of the book.

Published by the Law and Courts section.

Legislative Studies Quarterly.

The Legislative Studies Quarterly is an international journal devoted to the publication of research on representative assemblies. Its purpose is to disseminate scholarly work on parliaments and legislatures, their relations to other political institutions, their functions in the political system, and the activities of their members both within the institution and outside. 

Published by the Legislative Studies section.

New Political Science

The focus of New Political Science as official journal of the CNPS, is to develop analyses which reflect a commitment to progressive social change and which treat topics that are within exploratory phases of development in political science. It insists on the broadest possible definition of 'politics', and holds that political and cultural development cannot be understood in isolation from each other.

Published by the New Political Science section.

Party Politics

Party Politics JournalParty Politics is an international journal for the study of political parties and political organization.

Party Politics is affliated with the Political Organizations and Parties (POP) Organized Section of the American Political Science Association through co-sponsorship of the best paper in the field delivered at the APSA Annual Meeting.  Party Politics also has a relationship with the Keele European Parties Research Unit (KEPRU) at Keele University in the United Kingdom, the home of the PhD Summer School on European Parties and Party Systems, which is supported by the journal. Through an informal network of overlapping memberships, Party Politics has kinship with the Elections, Public Opinion, and Parties specialist group (EPOP) of the Political Studies Association of the United Kingdom.

Policy Studies Journal

Policy Studies JournalThe primary focus of the Policy Studies Journal (PSJ) is the study of public policy. PSJ publishes individually-submitted articles and symposia of exceptional quality by social scientists and other public policy researchers and leaders.
The journal addresses a wide range of public policy issues at all levels of government, and welcomes a comparative approach.

 Published on behalf of the Policy Studies Organization and the Public Policy Section.


Political Analysis

The goal of Political Analysis is to advance the field of political methodology, broadly defined, and articles cover the entire range of interests and problems centering upon how political enquiry can be conducted. In particular, Political Analysis encourages submissions dealing with the logic of inquiry, measurement, estimation and specification, and theory development. It is the only journal dedicated to publishing methodology papers in political science. 

Published by the Political Methodology section

Political Communication 

Political Communication is an interdisciplinary, international journal, published quarterly, that features cutting-edge research at the intersection of politics and communication, broadly conceived. Its expansive subject is the site of rapid changes and pressing policy concerns worldwide.

Published by the Political Communication section.

Political Behavior

Political Behavior publishes original research in field of political behavior as well as institutions, processes, and policies. The journal is interdisciplinary and integrates economic, psychological, sociological and political approaches.

Published by the Elections, Public Opinion, and Voting Behavior section

Politics & Gender

Politics & Gender is an agenda-setting journal that publishes the highest quality scholarship on gender and politics and on women and politics. It aims to represent the full range of questions, issues, and approaches on gender and women across the major subfields of political science, including comparative politics, international relations, political theory, and U.S. politics.

Published by the Women and Politics Research section.


Publius is an international journal and is interested in publishing work on federalist systems throughout the world. Its goal is to publish the latest research from around the world on federalism theory and practice; the dynamics of federal systems; intergovernmental relations and administration; regional, state and provincial governance; and comparative federalism.

Published by the Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations section.

The Review of Policy Research

The Review of Policy Research (RPR) is an international peer-reviewed journal devoted to the publication of research and analysis examining the politics and policy of science and technology. These may include issues of science policy, environment, resource management, information networks, cultural industries, biotechnology, security and surveillance, privacy, globalization, education, research and innovation, development, intellectual property, health and demographics. The journal encompasses research and analysis on politics and the outcomes and consequences of policy change in domestic and comparative contexts.

The audience for RPR comprises members of the academic community, as well as members of the policy community, including government officials, NGOs and advocacy groups, research institutes and policy analysts.

Published by the Science, Technology & Environmental Politics section.

State Politics and Policy Quarterly

State Politics & Policy Quarterly (SPPQ) features studies that develop general hypotheses of political behavior and policymaking and test these hypotheses using the unique methodological advantages of the states.

Published by the State Politics and Policy section.

Urban Affairs Review

Urban Affairs Review focuses on urban issues and themes. The journal covers topics ranging from urban policy and economic development to residential and community planning. It also covers goverance issues as well as comparative and international urban research.

Published by the Urban Politics section.


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