The Journal of Politics of the Low Countries (PLC)

The Journal of Politics of the Low Countries (PLC)

Eleven International Publishing

Deadline: Sun, 02 May 2021


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Journal/Call for Papers Description

Politics of the Low Countries (PLC) provides scientific insights in Belgian and Dutch politics. It is the official journal of the Flemish (VPW), Francophone (ABSP) and Luxembourg (LuxPol) political science associations in cooperation with the Dutch Political Science Association (NKWP). The journal has a comprehensive scope, embracing all the major political developments in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. PLC publishes research articles from a wide variety of methodological perspectives and on a broad range of topics such as political behaviour, political parties, political communication, parliamentary studies, public administration, political philosophy and even EU- and international politics. All these areas of study are considered in relation to Belgium, the Netherlands or Luxembourg. Either as specific case studies or as part of comparative research.

PLC is now looking for proposals for Special Issues for 2022. We welcome proposals in all areas covered by PLC. A special issue proposal should include the following sections:

1. A Title which accurately reflects the subject and content of the special issue.
2. Details of guest editors: basic contact details, affiliation and a brief academic profile (150 words)
3. An Abstract of 500 words that illustrates the main intellectual ‘hook’ of the proposal and highlights how the content of the special issue would engage with a set of significant issues, and its
contribution to the field.
4. A draft contents page that sets out the structure of the special issue with a very clear statement of whether the named contributors are confirmed or speculative. (Special issues are generally a
collection of 4-5 papers of 8,000 words each. Additionally, there will be the editors’ introduction.)

The timeline for proposing and processing the Special Issue 2022 is as follows:

  • Submission of the special proposal by 1 May 2021
  • Selection by the editorial board in June 2021
  • Submission of the papers for the special issue by 1st January 2022
  • Publication of the Special Issue in summer or fall 2022 (PLC 2022-02 or PLC 2022-03)

Please submit your proposal via email to Rebecca Gebauer, PLC’s editorial assistant, at by 1st May 2021. Please put “PLC Special Issue proposal” in the subject line.
PLC continues to accept stand-alone research articles for inclusion in our regular issues.

Papers can be submitted via Editorial Manager ( and will be assessed by the editors on the theoretical and empirical contribution of the paper and fit for PLC. Accepted papers will be published as online first.

Besides research articles PLC also provides space for descriptive notes on politics in the Low Countries, PhD-reviews and literature reviews on the academic evolutions within political science in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.