|Edited by||Seth C. McKee (Texas Tech University), Toby J. Rider (Texas Tech University), Frank C. Thames (Texas Tech University), Sophia Jordan Wallace (University of Washington), David Lay Williams (DePaul University).|
|Western Political Quarterly|
|ISO 4||Political Res. Q.|
Political Research Quarterly is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal that covers the field of political science. The editor-in-chief and American politics field editor is Seth C. McKee (Texas Tech University). Field editors: Toby J. Rider (Texas Tech University), international relations; Frank C. Thames (Texas Tech University), comparative politics and gender politics; Sophia Jordan Wallace (University of Washington), race, ethnicity and immigration; David Lay Williams (DePaul University), political theory and philosophy.
The journal was established in 1948 and is published by Sage Publications on behalf of the University of Utah. It is the official journal of the Western Political Science Association.
Originally named the Western Political Quarterly, it served as the official journal of the Western Political Science Association since it was first published by the University of Utah in March, 1948. The relationship between the association and the journal was formalized in 1971. The journal was renamed Political Research Quarterly in 1992.
The journal is abstracted and indexed in Scopus and the Social Sciences Citation Index. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2017 impact factor of 1.532, ranking it 65th out of 169 journals in the category "Political Science".