Broad in subject matter, Political Science Quarterly is a professionally refereed journal that publishes articles on both domestic and international politics and policymaking. Although many of PSQ's authors come from the ranks of professional political scientists, the journal encourages relevant submissions from historians, economists, sociologists, and other social scientists, as well as public policy analysts whose work meets the Quarterly's high standards and would interest our multidisciplinary audience.

PSQ is the official journal of The Academy of Political Science and has been published since 1886.

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Political Science Quarterly welcomes submissions on an ongoing basis unrelated to the call for papers topic(s) listed. Please review our editorial guidelines above for all submissions.

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Types of Submissions

  • Original Articles should not be under consideration by any other journal at the same time. They deal with normative, conceptual, and empirical issues related to public and international politics and policymaking and typically do not exceed 10,000 words—including all tables, figures, footnotes, and bibliography. They feature a direct substantive question or questions, and provide well-developed arguments supported, as appropriate, by evidence and rigorous analysis.
  • Review Articles bring greater attention to recently published, important books. They go a step further than the traditional book review, as they offer comprehensive discussions of how newly published books relate to their respective scholarly fields, but also to wider, current issues/debates in American and international politics. Review articles do not exceed 8,500 words and are solicited and reviewed by our editorial team.
  • Book Reviews, typically 600 words, provide a summary and evaluation of recently published books primarily in the field of political science and also from other areas of social science. Book reviews are solicited by the editorial team. PSQ?does not accept unsolicited book reviews.

If you would like to write reviews for the Quarterly, please email a curriculum vitae (CV) along with a cover letter describing your areas of expertise to Additionally, if you recently published a book that you believe would be of interest to the journal, please arrange for review copies to be sent to: Marylena Mantas, Associate & Managing Editor, Political Science Quarterly, 475 Riverside Drive, Suite 1274, New York, NY 10015.

Preparing Your Manuscript for Submission

We welcome initial submissions with any conventional citation format, including MLA, APA, and Chicago. Footnotes or endnotes are acceptable at initial submission, and Tables and Figures may be embedded in the text or placed on separate pages at the end of the manuscript.

Authors should prepare a cover page that includes a title, a 250-word abstract, and 5-7 keywords. PSQ uses a double-blind peer review process, therefore all manuscripts should be blinded for review. Authors should be careful to remove any information that may identify them.

Manuscripts should be submitted as PDF files or as MS Word files. Prepare manuscripts in 12-point font, double spaced, with margins of one inch on all sides, and formatted for 8.5 x 11 inch paper. Authors should include as appendices to the main manuscript any material that they believe will eventually publish as Supplementary Online Materials. At initial submission, authors should prepare and upload a separate title page with names, affiliations, and contact information for all authors.

Please note that authors whose manuscripts have been accepted and those invited to revise and resubmit will be required at that stage to use PSQ’s citation style based on the Chicago Manual of Style. These authors will receive separate instructions.

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