Co-Editor Sought for International Political Science Review

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The International Political Science Review (IPSR), flagship publication of the International Political Science Association, is seeking a co-editor to join Theresa Reidy from January 2020 for a six-year (renewable) period. There will be a transition period of several months following the editor’s appointment to enable familiarization with the editorial process.


IPSR is a generalist political science journal published by SAGE Publications. It publishes excellent scholarship in all fields of political science and contributors are located in all regions of the world. The journal actively seeks to maximize diversity in its authorship and readership. The journal is very selective; it currently accepts less than one in five articles submitted for possible publication.


The new co-editor will be expected to continue contributing to the journal’s efforts to improve the quality of scholarship that it publishes and the breadth of its authorship and audience throughout the world. Applicants are requested to write to Yuko Kasuya, chair of the IPSR Editor Search Committee (a sub-committee of the IPSA Publications Committee), to provide a statement describing how they plan to build on this success and further raise the profile and standing of the journal.

It is expected that the journal editor will:

  • actively acquire manuscripts;
  • oversee the peer review process using the ScholarOne Manuscripts online management system;
  • select appropriate peer reviewers from IPSR’s reviewer pool to evaluate submissions;
  • make decisions regarding publication of submitted manuscripts;
  • edit manuscripts to ensure that they are presented in acceptable English;
  • work collaboratively with Co-editor Theresa Reidy and key personnel at SAGE, in particular the Production Editor, Marketing Manager and Managing Editor;
  • develop ideas to strengthen the journal’s position in political science.

Candidates for the position should have:

  • a record as a distinguished political scientist in her/his field;
  • a demonstrated commitment to international political research;
  • previous editorial experience and be fluent in written English;
  • familiarity with the work of IPSA and its Research Committees.


The successful candidate will be expected to become an individual member of IPSA; help prepare an annual report that is presented in person to the Executive Committee of IPSA; contribute to IPSA’s Publications Committee; and participate as a non-voting member in IPSA’s executive committee (which meets once or twice annually). The editor will be provided with an honorarium and adequate resources to meet expenses associated with these commitments.


Enquiries can be made to Yuko Kasuya ( Applicants should email Professor Kasuya a CV and an accompanying statement describing their goals for taking IPSR forward.


The closing date for applications is 25 January 2019.