The Political Studies Association (PSA) is delighted to announce our new editorial teams for these well-respected journals who will take up the reins from 1 August 2021.


The PSA’s British Journal of Politics and International Relations (BJPIR) will be edited by an impressive team based at the University of Leeds: Emma-Louise Anderson, Derek Edyvane, Richard Hayton, Jack Holland, and Victoria Honeyman, who said: 


We are excited by this opportunity to build on the tremendous work of the Edinburgh editorial team and extend BJPIR’s excellent reputation. Our vision for BJPIR is to expand its potential as a journal of global reach and significance and to embed British politics in the politics of global challenges. Given the structural inequalities in the academy, we are committed to ensuring that BJPIR is at the forefront of driving much-needed change.


PSA Vice-Chair and Publications Lead, Professor Claire Dunlop commented: 


We are excited by the Leeds team’s intellectual vision for the journal and deep commitment to diversity in the academy. We know BJPIR will be in safe hands and will continue to go from strength to strength. We also extend huge thanks to the Edinburgh team led by Alan Convery for the massive contribution they have made to our community and for carrying on the work started by Alan and the late John Peterson.”


The brilliant team of Elizabeth Evans, Simon Griffiths, Eskandar Sadeghi-Boroujerdi and Martina Tazzioli from Goldsmiths, University of London will be responsible for editing the PSA’s Politics journal.


The team commented: 


We are thrilled to continue the good work undertaken by the team at Queen Mary. Our collective vision for the journal is to develop an expanded and critical view of politics, paying particular attention to perspectives from the Global South, radical political praxis and political economy.”   


Professor Dunlop added: 


The Goldsmiths team’s distinct approach to the analysis of the political world promises to extend Politics further to new domains and new audiences, and we are excited to work with them. We know Politics will continue to break boundaries publishing work at the cutting edge of our discipline. We also thank the Queen Mary, University of London team for their hard work and stellar stewardship over the past three years.”


We wish to thank all those colleagues and institutions who took part in this process and responded to our call for editors. Their applications were of a very high standard and illustrated the strength of our discipline.


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