With current editorial teams finishing at the end of June 2017, the Political Studies Association (PSA) is inviting applications from academic teams to take on new editorial contracts for its two highly regarded journals, Political Studies and Political Studies Review. Until now Political Studies Review has been edited alongside Political Studies but the PSA’s trustees and the journal’s publisher, SAGE, think that it is now ready to emerge very much as a distinctive and self-standing academic journal within the PSA’s broader stable of journals.

 

Political Studies has been the flagship journal of the PSA since its formation in 1953. It is one of the world’s leading generalist journals, attracting submissions from every corner of the globe and from every part of the discipline. The journal attracts a very significant number of submissions every year and appears in hard copy four times per year plus a special online-only issue in the spring. The current editorial team, led by Chris Pierson and Cees van der Eijk at the University of Nottingham, will finish at the end of June 2017 and applications are now invited from academic teams based in the UK or overseas who would like to be considered for the next editorial team contract. The next editorial team will be appointed for three years in the first instance, but this could be extended to six years subject to a mid-term review. Download the Call for Applications here.

 

Political Studies Review, the PSA’s innovative ‘journal of review’, provides an important forum for wide-ranging review and debate within political science and international relations, both in the UK and internationally. It publishes commissioned symposia, review articles and research papers, as well as providing what is probably the world’s most comprehensive and timely collection of book reviews. The current editorial team, led by Mark Wenman at the University of Birmingham and Chris Pierson and Cees van der Eijk at the University of Nottingham, will finish at the end of June 2017 and applications are now invited from academic teams based in the UK or overseas who would like to be considered to be the first editors to lead Political Studies Review in this new and exciting phase as a fully-fledged and world-class journal. The next editorial team will be appointed for three years in the first instance, but this could be extended to six years subject to a mid-term review. Download the Call for Applications here.

 

Applications for either journal should initially be sent to Helena Djurkovic, the Chief Executive Officer (helena.djurkovic@psa.ac.uk), and to Matt Flinders (m.flinders@sheffield.ac.uk), Chair of the PSA and Chair of the interview panel. These should include a proposal and CVs for members of the team. The closing date for applications is 31 October 2016. It is hoped to conduct interviews in late November/early December and make the appointment before the end of the year.