Introducing APSA Preprints



Launched at the 2019 APSA Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, APSA Preprints is an open access pre-publication platform dedicated to early research outputs in political science and related disciplines, and developed through the collaboration of the American Political Science Association and Cambridge University Press. 


The service is a home for early research outputs in political science and related disciplines and the first of its kind to be hosted on Cambridge University Press’s developing open research platform. It will make the latest research and data freely available to everyone with an internet connection with a focus on rapid turnaround times (3-5 business days) for submission, giving researchers and members of the wider public an early window into academic insights and analysis.  Authors will be able to deposit their papers for free and will retain copyright to their work. Submissions will not be peer reviewed.  

Contact: Jon Gurstelle, Publishing Director, American Political Science Association, [email protected]

What does APSA Preprints do?

APSA Preprints help create a more effective and collaborative research cycle in political science. It connects the association’s conference papers and other early research outputs with the submission, peer review and production process of APSA’s leading stable of journals including the American Political Science Review, Perspectives on Politics, and PS: Political Science & Politics.

Authors and readers enjoy a range of benefits, including comprehensive article-level metrics, the latest social sharing, commenting, and discussion tools, and the powerful search and discovery features already in place on Cambridge Core, the press’s innovative platform for academic books and journals.

APSA Preprints is Now Live!

Get Involved: Visit the APSA Preprints website to submit your work and browse existing content.


Go To APSA Preprints


We want to make sure that APSA Preprints matches the needs and expectations of the political science community. To help us do this, we are launching a user panel. Through this panel we will run regular consultations to help us understand more about what you need from a preprint server, and we will ask for your feedback on APSA Preprints as it goes through different development stages.

If you are interested in sharing your opinions over the next few months and helping us to make APSA Preprints the best tool it can be, please consider being a part of our panelApplications are welcomed from APSA members and non-members both from within and outside the political science community.


Become a Panel Member


If you have any additional questions about APSA Preprints please contact [email protected].