Call for Contributors - Trends in International Political Science

Call for Contributors - Trends in International Political Science

Publication date: Mon, 04 Jul 2022

The International Political Science Association (IPSA) and the International Political Science Abstracts are launching a new project, Trends in International Political Science, to contribute to developing a community of political science scholars worldwide. Our editorial office receives over 30,000 articles every year from around the globe, providing us with an unparalleled access to articles published in and around our discipline. Trends seeks to build on this material to determine six topics in the field. We gather leading articles on that trend over the last 2-4 years and seek scholars with expertise in that area to write a short (3500-4000 words) review in English of these works. A Trends article will then be published as the first chapter of each bi-monthly issue of the International Political Science Abstracts, and distributed to libraries around the world in both print and database editions. 

We are currently soliciting authors to write articles on the following subjects:

1) Autocratic Backsliding; 
2) Conspiracy Theories;
3) Environmental Activism;
4) COVID-19 and Populism;
5) Security Politics and Artificial Intelligence;
6) Democratic Legitimacy.

Authors will receive an honorarium of 500 euros, which may be shared with a co-author.

Those interested in writing an article in English on one of these topics should send an email by 12 July 2022 to Dominic Spada < > with copy to Stephen Sawyer < > and Daniel Stockemer < >. Please include a cv that highlights expertise, i.e. publications, teaching or research, in the specific trend on which you would like to write. Following selection, we will contact you with the relevant article titles and abstracts and expect a first draft of the Trends article by 15 October 2022

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or need any further information.
Stephen W. Sawyer
Co-Editor, International Political Science Abstracts
Daniel Stockemer
Co-Editor, International Political Science Review