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International Political Science Review (IPSR) | Call for Proposals for Special Issue 2019

IPSR is inviting proposals for a special issue in 2019. Prospective guest editors of a special issue should submit proposals to ipsr.journal@gmail.com by 30 September 2017.

Special issues should be devoted to a theme of general interest to the discipline, relevant across different regions and subfields. It is advisable to avoid themes that are too close to topics of recent special issues and a list of these appears below

Special issues should consist of a substantial Introduction (of c. 6000 words) plus six to eight articles of a maximum of 8000 words apiece that conform to IPSR's submission criteria. 

All proposals should include the following:

  1. Outline of theme
  2. Rationale in terms of theoretical significance, timeliness and general interest to the discipline.
  3. Abstracts (250 words) of the proposed articles (six to eight articles and editorial introduction)
  4. Brief (one para) author biographies for authors and editors.

Prospective guest editors will be informed whether their proposal has been accepted by November 2017.

Guest editors will be responsible for ensuring the articles are submitted online by an agreed deadline (most probably 30 June 2018) in accordance with IPSR's usual submission guidelines.

The IPSR editors will be responsible for arranging double-blind peer review of the articles.

Queries relating to special issues should be directed to the IPSR editors at ipsr.journal@gmail.com.


Recent IPSR special issues


Mona Lena Krook and Pär Zetterberg, Electoral quotas and political representation IPSR  Vol. 35 (1), 2014

Ekaterina R Rashkova and Ingrid van Biezen, The legal regulation of political parties IPSR Vol 35 (3), 2014


Nathalie Brack and Nicholas Startin, Euroscepticism from the margins to the mainstream IPSR Vol. 36 (3), 2015


Nicole George and Laura J Shepherd,  Exploring the implementation of UNSCR 1325  Vol. 37 (3) 2016

Marianne Kneuer, Brigitte Geissel and Hans-Joachim Lauth,  Measuring the quality of democracy, IPSR Vol. 37 (5), 2016


Adrian Little and Sarah Maddison, Conflict Reconciliation

IPSR Vol. 38 (2), 2017


Others in process

Vedi Hadiz and Angelos Chryssogelos, Populism in world politics

Olli Hellmann and Aurel Croissant, State capacity, elections and the resilience of authoritarian rule

Bjoern Dressel, Raul Sanchez-Urribarri, Alexander Stroh, Informal networks and judicial institutions

Maria Koinova  and Gerasimos Tsourapas, State and non-state actors in diaspora and emigration politics


IPSA at the 75th Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA)

IPSA will be present at the Midwest Political Science Association’s 75th Annual Conference, which will be held in Chicago (USA) from April 6 to 9, 2017.

The secretariat will dispatch Membership Services and External Relations Manager, Mathieu St-Laurent, to the event. Mr. St-Laurent will man a booth and met the participants as well as MPSA representatives. His objective is to promote IPSA membership and events (including the upcoming Hannover Conference and Brisbane World Congress) with participants, establish contact with exhibitors, and strengthen relations with MPSA by exploring opportunities for collaboration.