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. View more journal information on Cambridge's website. Click here for submission guidelines.


Request for Proposals: APSR Editorship (now closed)

APSA invites proposals for an editor or group of editors to lead APSR for a four-year term beginning in June 2020. We seek editor(s) with a commitment to publishing articles that represent the methodological and sub-field diversity of the discipline while maintaining the leading role of the journal in publishing cutting-edge empirical and theoretical research in Political Science. In order to make the application feasible for scholars from a wide range of institutions, we are considering the possibility of a dedicated Managing Editor based at APSA headquarters.

We welcome applications from all interested parties and nominations of qualified candidates. We are open to proposals that include innovative individual and institutional collaborations, including diverse teams at a single institution or multiple institutions.  Please direct any questions or nominations to Jon Gurstelle, APSA Publishing Director at [email protected] or Steven Rathgeb Smith, APSA Executive Director at [email protected]. Applications are due by October 31, 2018 and should be submitted to [email protected].

The APSR Search Committee welcomes letters of intent (LOI) prior to the October 31, 2018 proposal submission date should you wish to receive feedback on your application.  Please deliver your letter to Jon Gurstelle, Publishing Director [email protected] and Melani Cammett, Search Committee Chair [email protected] by no later than October 5, 2018. We would be happy to review applications for technical specifications and answer any questions you might have as you are preparing your final proposal. While the LOI is encouraged, it is not required, and a full proposal can be delivered on or before the Oct 31 deadline.

Applicants should be familiar with the APSA Women’s Caucus statement on DA-RT and the gender imbalance in authors published in APSR and should be prepared to address how their proposed editorial team would address these issues.

Read the Frequently Asked Questions (updated 9/27/18)

Meet the APSR Editor Search Committee:

  • Melani Cammett, Harvard University (chair)
  • Nadia Brown, Purdue University
  • Joe Carens, University of Toronto
  • Javier Corrales, Amherst College
  • Jamie Druckman, Northwestern University
  • Eric Schickler, University of California, Berkeley
  • Sarah Stroup, Middlebury College

Download the Request for Proposals as a PDF