American Political Science Review
DisciplinePolitical science, international relations
Publication details
3.316 (2016)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Am. Political Sci. Rev.
ISSN0003-0554 (print)
1537-5943 (web)
OCLC no.805068983

The American Political Science Review (APSR) is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal covering all areas of political science. It is an official journal of the American Political Science Association and is published on their behalf by Cambridge University Press. APSR was established in 1906 and is the flagship journal in political science.[1][2][3]

Abstracting and indexing

The journal is abstracted and indexed in the Social Sciences Citation Index, Current Contents / Social & Behavioral Sciences, International Bibliography of Periodical Literature, and the International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature and Social Sciences. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2016 impact factor of 3.316, ranking it 5th out of 165 journals in the category "Political Science".[4]

Editorial team

The first three managing editors were W. W. Willoughby (1906–1916), John A. Fairlie (1917–1925) and Frederic A. Ogg (1926–1949).[5][6][7]

For the 2020–2024 term, the journal is co-led[8] by a 12 member editorial team of Sharon Wright Austin, Michelle Dion, Celeste Montoya, Clarissa Rile Hayward, Kelly Kadera, Julie Novkov, Valeria Sinclair-Chapman, Dara Strolovitch, Aili M. Tripp, Denise Walsh, S. Laurel Weldon, and Elisabeth Jean Wood.[9] This team's term will last until May 2024.[9] The editorial team noted in a publication of the American Political Science Association that, while many journals have had all-male editorial teams, many fewer political science journals have had all-woman teams.[10]

This team follows a 2016–2020[9] editorial team that had been primarily based in Europe, in an attempt to globalize the reach of the American Political Science Review.[11]

See also


  1. ^ Elisabeth Gayon (1985). "Guide documentaire de l'étudiant et du chercheur en science politique". In Madeleine Grawitz [in French]; Jean Leca [in French] (eds.). Traité de science politique (in French). Presses Universitaires de France. p. 305. ISBN 2-13-038858-2.
  2. ^ Reiter, Dan (2015). "Should We Leave Behind the Subfield of International Relations?". Annual Review of Political Science. 18 (1): 481–499. doi:10.1146/annurev-polisci-053013-041156. ISSN 1094-2939.
  3. ^ Saraceno, Joseph (1 October 2020). "Disparities in a Flagship Political Science Journal? Analyzing Publication Patterns in the Journal of Politics, 1939–2019". The Journal of Politics. 82 (4): e45–e55. doi:10.1086/708938. ISSN 0022-3816. S2CID 216439602.
  4. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Political Science". 2016 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Sciences ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2017.
  5. ^ Ogg, Frederic A. (1930). "Appendix XI: The American Political Science Review". The American Political Science Review. 24 (1): 187–197. doi:10.2307/1946895. ISSN 0003-0554. JSTOR 1946895.
  6. ^ Zink, Harold (1950). "The Growth of the American Political Science Review , 1926–1949". American Political Science Review. 44 (2): 257–265. doi:10.2307/1950270. ISSN 0003-0554. JSTOR 1950270. S2CID 155613056.
  7. ^ Oren, Ido (2003). Our Enemies and US: America's Rivalries and the Making of Political Science. Cornell University Press. p. 51. ISBN 978-0-8014-3566-9.
  8. ^ "APSA Announces the New Editorial Team for the American Political Science Review". Political Science Now. American Political Science Association. 26 July 2019. Retrieved 25 June 2020.
  9. ^ a b c "APSA Announces the New Editorial Team for the American Political Science Review". 26 July 2019. Retrieved 16 January 2020.
  10. ^ "Meet the Editors". American Political Science Association. Retrieved 25 June 2020.
  11. ^ "APSR Editorial Team". 19 July 2019. Archived from the original on 19 July 2019. Retrieved 16 January 2020.

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