New APSR Editors Announce Plans for Journal Beginning in July 2012, the editorial leadership of the American Political Science Review shifted to John Ishiyama, Marijke Breuning, Steven Forde, and Valerie Martinez-Ebers of the University of North Texas. The new team of scholars assumed leadership of the APSR from the current UCLA editors lead by Editor-in-Chief Ronald Rogowski. Rogowski and Ishiyama and their teams have transitioned to ensure a smooth experience for authors, readers and editors. The new UNT editors began accepting submissions on July 1, 2012 through Editorial Manager.

Vision Statement

The incoming editors invite members to learn about their vision for the journal. The statement is available online and in the February 2012 issue of the APSR.


John Ishiyama | Marijke Breuning | Steven Forde | Valerie Martinez-Ebers

John Ishiyama, Professor (1992 PhD Michigan State University) is a Comparative Politics scholar, who specializes in political parties and democratization in post communist Russian, East Central European, and African (particularly Ethiopian) politics. He has also done considerable work on ethnic conflict and politics (particularly the role played by ethnic parties) and on the scholarship of teaching and learning. He has published six books, 105 journal articles and 16 chapters in edited volumes. His work has included the use of both quantitative and qualitative methodologies. He has held leadership positions in the APSA, MPSA, and ISA, in particular serving as a member of the APSA Executive Council from 2007-09 and the MPSA Executive Council from 2010-present. He was a book review editor for the journal International Politics. He also acted as Editor in Chief of the Journal of Political Science Education, the journal of the APSA Political Science Education Section, published by Taylor and Francis/Routledge. See John Ishiyama's UNT faculty page »

Marijke Breuning, Professor (1992 PhD Ohio State University) is an International Relations scholar who specializes in foreign policy analysis, and international political economy, particularly foreign aid. Further she has done considerable work related to political psychology, constructivism, political development, and women’s issues. She has held major leadership positions in the foreign policy analysis sections of both the APSA and the International Studies Association, and has served as an officer (Vice President) in ISA.  She was one of the editors of Foreign Policy Analysis, a journal published by Blackwell Publishers for the ISA. She was a Book Review Editor for the journal International Politics. She was also the editor of the Journal of Political Science Education, the journal of the APSA Political Science Education Section, published by Taylor and Francis/Routledge.
See Marijke Breuning's UNT faculty page »

Steven  Forde, Professor (1984 PhD University of Toronto) is a political theorist who has published on ancient political thought, early modern political thought, philosophy of science, and American political thought. He has also published in the field of international ethics (and served as an associate editor of the International Studies Quarterly when it was housed at the University of North Texas.) He has published one book (with Cornell University Press), and numerous book chapters and refereed journal articles. Four of his articles have appeared in the American Political Science Review.
See Steven Forde's UNT faculty page »

Valerie Martinez-Ebers, Professor (1990 PhD Ohio State University) is a scholar of American Politics with expertise in the politics of race and ethnicity, women in politics and public policy, especially in the areas of education, immigration and aging. A co-PI for the Latino National Survey (8,600 respondents), funded by the Ford, Carnegie, Russell Sage, Hewlett, Joyce, and National Science Foundations, she has considerable experience in the design of survey research and the analysis of public opinion. She has also published work that relies primarily on qualitative analyses of focus group conversations or elite interviews. A former vice-president of the APSA and former president of the WPSA, she has served on the executive councils of APSA, WPSA and SWPSA and held a variety of other leadership positions in the organized sections and caucuses. She was guest editor for the Southwestern Journal of Aging but her most memorable editing experience was working as an APSR Intern under the direction of Editor Samuel C. Patterson.
See Valerie Martinez-Ebers' UNT faculty page »

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