American Political Science Review


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The Leading Journal of Political Science Research

The American Political Science Review is political science's premier scholarly research journal, providing peer-reviewed articles and review essays from subfields throughout the discipline. Areas covered include political theory, American politics, public policy, public administration, comparative politics, and international relations. APSR has published continuously since 1906. View more journal information on Cambridge's website 


Democracy Statement

During this moment of extraordinary attacks on democratic norms and procedures in the United States and across the world, our editorial team recommits to publishing work that addresses the causes and consequences of these actions, including those causes and consequences that have been neglected or are at the margins of the discipline. We invite political scientists to submit their best work on these and related topics to produce new knowledge that can help to inform resistance to democratic backsliding. 


COVID Statement

As we face these unprecedented and uncertain times, the new editorial team at the APSR offers this statement of support to political science scholars. We are working diligently to retain the continuity of the journal but recognize the new and persisting challenges many now face. We are still accepting articles and strongly encourage you to submit your new and innovative work to the American Political Science Review. Consider the shorter letters format or working collaboratively with a team of co-authors. If you are unable to review an article after receiving an invitation to do so, or if you are willing to take on more reviews, please let us know. If reviews are delayed, we will communicate with authors promptly. In spite of these challenging times, we look forward to working with you.


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