The Political Studies Association (PSA) is looking for a new editorial team to lead Politics, one of its four peer-reviewed journals.


Politics is a pluralist Politics and International Relations journal that welcomes all approaches, theories, methods, and empirical cases. It has an established reputation for publishing internationally excellent research and the very best in original scholarship.

This is an exciting opportunity for a new team of editors to build and develop both the journal’s reputation and their own research or scholarship profiles.

The PSA will provide appropriate financial and other support to the editorial team.


If you wish to apply or find out more, please see here.


  • Global Reach: A top outlet recognised for Politics and International Relations research and scholarship.

  • Impact Factor: Impressive 5-year impact factor of 2.1 (JCR, 2023).

  • Rankings: 92/187 in Political Science and 45/96 in International Relations (JCR, 2023).


The closing date for applications is Friday 1 March 2024. We anticipate conducting interviews later in March 2024 with a view to making the appointment as soon as possible thereafter. The successful applicants will begin a handover with the current editorial team in April 2024 before taking the helm on 1 August 2024.