Broad in subject matter and dedicated to objective analysis, Political Science Quarterly is a fully refereed journal that publishes articles on both domestic and international politics. Although most of PSQ's authors are drawn from the ranks of professional political scientists, its pages are also open to historians, economists and other social scientists whose work meets the Quarterly's high standards and would interest our multidisciplinary audience.

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  • Manuscripts submitted to PSQ should be original research and should not be under consideration by any other journal at the same time.
  • Manuscripts over 40 pages should not be submitted and will not be refereed. The 40-page limit refers to manuscripts being double-spaced, in 12 point type, Times New Roman font and includes notes and figures.
  • Manuscripts should include an abstract not exceeding 200 words.
  • Manuscripts should contain endnotes, not footnotes, nor parenthetical citations.
  • Tables and figures should appear at the end of the manuscript.

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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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