JPSE Call for Submissions

Call for Submissions

As the editor in chief of the Journal of Political Science Education (JPSE), I and my fellow editors—Mitchell Brown, Shane Nordyke, Joseph W. Roberts, Mark Johnson, and J. Cherie Strachan—would like to invite you to submit your manuscript to the journal. JPSE is an important outlet for sharing ideas and knowledge about pedagogy and is now an official APSA journal in political science which is available to all APSA members. The journal now has several sections where a variety of different types of articles can be submitted. Specifically we are looking for submissions to the following sections:

  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (editors: Mitchell Brown and Shane Nordyke): Submissions should sue the highest standard of evidence in writing about evidence-based approaches to teaching practices and encourage assessment of such teaching and practices. Submissions can be diverse in terms of topic, analytic approach, and levels of analysis, but must maintain systematic methodological approaches. Length of manuscript may range from 3,000-8,000 words, and research notes between 2,000 and 5,000 words. Authors of accepted papers will be required to make datasets publically available online through their choice of venue or provide a compelling rationale if they are unable to do so.
  • Political Science Instruction (editor: Joseph Roberts): Submissions should focus on innovative teaching cases that discuss useful pedagogy, including strategies, games, and experiential learning in teaching political science to diverse audiences. They should also be organized around real classroom problems and potential solutions. Submissions may range in length from 2,000 to 4,000 words.
  • Reflections on Teaching and the Academy (editor: Mark Johnson): Submissions should be from experienced scholar-teachers that focus on reflections on timely and important teaching topics that include transitioning between institutional types, teaching underprepared students, preparing graduate students for teaching careers, and other issues. Submissions may range in length from 1,000 to 2,000 words.
  • Books, Teaching Tools, & Educational Resources (editor: J. Cherie Strachan): Submissions should help readers identify available new books, software and resources, and to improve classroom and co-curricular learning experiences through reviews of textbooks, pedagogy tools and other related resources. Submissions may range in length from 500 to 2,000 words.

If you have any questions about what section would be the right fit or if a topic fits with the journal’s mission or any other question feel free to e-mail me or the editor of the section you think is the best fit for your submission. We look forward to your submissions.

Victor Asal
Editor in Chief