APSA Journals
APSA publishes four leading peer-reviewed political science journals. Members have access to the American Political Science Review, Perspectives on Politics, PS: Political Science & Politics, and Journal of Political Science Education.


American Political Science Review

Twitter: @apsrjournal Publishes in February, May, August, and November.

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Perspectives on Politics

Twitter: @PoPpublicsphere Publishes in March, June, September, and December.

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PS: Political Science and Politics

Twitter: @ps_polisci Publishes in January, April, July, and October.


Journal of Political Science Education

Twitter: @JPSE_Editors Publishes in January, April, July, and October

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Submit a Call to APSA
We welcome calls for submissions for journal papers and articles, books and book chapters, and calls for editors. Submit your information to APSA. Call for papers, authors and submissions.
Virtual issues

The association is partnering with Cambridge University Press to offer these new digital packages to members and the public. With this new feature, published articles are grouped together by topic, timeline, or another relation and then published again to reach new audiences and revisit important research. APSA looks forward to releasing multiple virtual issues each year!

Have questions? Send your questions to [email protected] for further assistance or see publications frequently asked questions.

APSA Organized Section Journals

About APSA Organized Sections

Several APSA Organized Sections own, sponsor or are affiliated with other political science journals. Subscriptions to these journals are included as a part of the associated organized section's membership benefits.

Sections help encourage the study of political science. They have become a vital part of the Association by sponsoring panels at the Annual Meeting, producing informative newsletters, and recognizing scholarly achievements of their members. See all APSA Organized Sections.

Style Manual For Political Science

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For years, APSA has published its Style Manual for Political Science. The first iterations of the manual were predicated on the writing style used in the association’s first journal, the American Political Science Review. Those iterations outlined processes and procedures for preparing and submitting manuscripts to APSR under several different editors including: G. Bingham Powell Jr. (1992– 96), Ada Finifter (1996–2001), and Lee Sigelman (2002–2006). The 2018 revision broadens the scope of the manual, by including style requirements for all four APSA membership-wide academic journals: American Political Science Review (APSR), PS: Political Science & Politics (PS), Perspectives on Politics (PoP), and the Journal of Political Science Education (JPSE), as well as 24 APSA organized section journals.

The 2018 revision also embraces a decade’s worth of changes to the academic publishing world. A few of these changes include: manuscript tracking systems, online-only publications, open-access journals, social media, active-citation techniques, data archives, government research funding requirements, and more. The manual remains the standard style guide in the discipline upon which students, junior faculty members, and well-established scholars authoring manuscripts, as well as editors, copyeditors, and proofreaders, can rely. While this manual can and should be used as an umbrella guide, authors are responsible for reviewing and following the specific requirements laid out by each journal prior to submission. Individual style requirements for each journal can be found on the APSA website: www.apsanet.org/journals.
Books and Brochures
APSA has published a variety of books, brochures, guides, and other materials and would like to offer them to members, practitioners, and the public. 

Member Newsletter
Being an APSA member provides you access to the monthly all-member newsletter which highlights current opportunities and resources in the political science profession within APSA programs, events, and our annual conference. Want to advertise your organization or resources to leading and upcoming political science professionals and scholars? Contact APSA Communications for pricing details, deals and other ad placement opportunities! 
PSNow Journal Highlights

Introduction and Commentary

Monday, September 28, 2020

A Symposium on Power, Discrimination, and Identity: Introduction and Commentary By Ismail White, Princeton University and Betina Cutaia Wilkinson, Wake Forest University Race continues to divide America deeply. One’s race can be seen as a [...]

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Friday, September 25, 2020

Explaining Increased Contestation in the 2018 State Legislative Elections By Adam S. Myers, Providence College State legislative elections in the United States have long exhibited relatively low contestation rates. Between 2002 and 2016, for example, [...]

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Symposium Introduction

Thursday, September 24, 2020

The State Legislative Elections of 2018: Symposium Introduction By Carl E. Klarner, klarnerpolitics.org  This symposium consists of six articles that examine the 2018 state legislative elections. The first article by Adam S. Myers sets the [...]

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Immigration Enforcement and the Politicization of Local Police

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Going National: Immigration Enforcement and the Politicization of Local Police By Michael Zoorob, Harvard University This article develops a theory of when and how political nationalization increases interest in local elections using evidence from county [...]

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