POLITICS is a flagship journal of the Political Studies Association and exists to publish timely, original research of interest both to the Association’s members and wider academic and non-academic audiences. The journal publishes cutting-edge peer-reviewed analysis in politics and international studies four times per year in hard copy, alongside maintaining a blog and strong social media presence.

The current editorial team, led by Martin Coward at the University of Manchester and Kyle Grayson at Newcastle University, will finish at the end of August 2018 and applications are now invited for the next editorial team contract.


Download the call for applications here.


Applications should initially be sent to Rosie Inman, PSA Development Officer, and should include a proposal (max. four pages) and CVs for members of the team. The closing date for applications is 27 April 2018. We anticipate conducting interviews in early May with a view to making the appointment as soon as possible thereafter. The successful applicants will take over from the current editorial team on 1 September 2018.

The current editorial team are very happy to answer questions by email or to meet with potential applicants. They will be available in person at the PSA Annual Conference in Cardiff on 26-28 March and the ISA Annual Convention in San Francisco on 4-7 April. The PSA Chair, Prof. Angelia Wilson, will be chairing the selection panel and also welcomes any questions by email or at the PSA Annual Conference.