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Journal of Political Science Education

The Journal of Political Science Education is an intellectually rigorous, peer-reviewed quarterly journal that publishes evidence-based and theoretically informed scholarship on teaching and pedagogical issues in political science. It aims to represent a full range of empirical and philosophical questions, issues, and approaches relevant to political science education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including research on teaching methods, pedagogical innovations and techniques, classroom activities, educational assessment, and curriculum development. It welcomes work from diverse methodological perspectives, and work that represents levels of analysis ranging from classroom-based studies to inter-institutional and cross-national comparisons. 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.

The editors of the Journal of Political Science Education invite submissions that focus on teaching and learning issues in political science in higher education. Submissions will be open to all and will be evaluated on the basis of the quality of their content. The journal invites submissions that span a broad scope of issues in political science education, including teaching-related issues, methods and techniques, learning/teaching activities and devices, educational assessment in political science, and curriculum development. In keeping with the current trend in higher education to apply the methodological and research techniques developed in substantive fields to the scholarship of teaching and learning, the journal especially invites articles that provide systematic tests and empirical evidence to demonstrate that the pedagogical innovations or innovative teaching techniques described in the article actually work.

Current Issue: Vol. 12 No. 3

Please note that the Journal of Political Science Education uses CrossCheck™ software to screen papers for unoriginal material. By submitting your paper to the Journal of Political Science Education you are agreeing to any necessary originality checks your paper may have to undergo during the peer review and production processes.

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Each issue includes:
  • Articles illustrating the latest innovations in teaching techniques and learning at both the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Articles describing and evaluating curricular reform in political science
  • Essays on the state of the discipline and discussion of issues and challenges facing political science as a discipline (e.g. student recruitment, retention, assessment)
  • Timely and useful reviews of textbooks in all subfields of Political Science, to help instructors select works most appropriate for their classes
  • Reviews of existing teaching technologies, web-based materials, and course software that will help instructors and students make the most out of such technologies.
  • Peer Reviewed Research: All articles in this journal have undergone rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and double-blind review by at least two anonymous referees. 

Meet the Editors!


Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Section
Mitchell Brown, Auburn University
Shane Nordyke, University of South Dakota

Reflections Section
Mark L. Johnson, Minnesota State Community and Technical College

Political Science Instruction Section
Joseph W. Roberts, Roger Williams University

Books, Teaching Tools, and Educational Resources Section 
J. Cherie Strachan, Central Michigan University

Editorial Board:
Kristi Anderson, Syracuse University 
William Ball, The College of New Jersey 
Richard Battistoni, Providence College 
Lawrence Baum, The Ohio State University 
Elizabeth Bennion, Indiana University South Bend 
John Berg, Suffolk University 
Jeffrey Bernstein, Eastern Michigan University 
MaryAnn Borrelli, Connecticut College 
Andras Bozoki, Central European University  
Marijke Breuning, University of North Texas
Mitchell Brown, Auburn University
Derrick Cogburn, American University
John Craig, The Higher Education Academy 
Michelle Deardorff, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Michelle Dion, McMaster University
Kim Quaile Hill, Texas A & M University
John Ishiyama, University of North Texas 
Radoslaw Markowski, Institute of Political Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences 
Leticia Pinheiro, Pontificia Universidade Católica 
Gabriela Pleschova, Comenius University 
Grant Reeher, Syracuse University 
Bob Reinalda, Radboud University
Erin Richards, Cascadia Community College
Mark Carl Rom, Georgetown University 
James Sloam, University of London- Royal Holloway 
Richard Topf, London Metropolitan University 
Carol Weissert, Florida State University

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