Category AJPS Editor Blog

The AJPS is on Summer Break: July 14 through July 28, 2014

The American Journal of Political Science is taking the second of its summer breaks from Monday, July 14 through Monday, July 28, 2014. During this two-week period, no new manuscripts will be accepted, although all other Journal operations continue unabated. As many of you know, we are trying a new system this year, with two […]

Forthcoming AJPS Article by Glynn and Sen Discussed in the New York Times

The forthcoming article. “Identifying Judicial Empathy: Does Having Daughters Cause Judges to Rule for Women’s Issues?” by Adam N. Glynn and Maya Sen is available in Early View on the AJPS page of the Wiley Online Library. The article by Professors Glynn and Sen is the focus of a story that appears in the print […]


The American Journal of Political Science is now open for new submissions. Our first summer break ended at 12:00 a.m. on Monday, June 9, 2014. Authors should submit manuscripts through Editorial Manager, following the submission guidelines posted on the AJPS website. I look forward to reviewing your work for the American Journal of Political Science! […]

AJPS Manuscript Submission Guidelines

Manuscript Preparation: A manuscript submitted for review to the American Journal of Political Science should be prepared as follows: The manuscript should address an important research problem or question, display a high level of creativity or innovation in research, contribute in a novel way to a body of knowledge, and (as appropriate) demonstrate superb theoretical […]

William G. Jacoby: Announcing the new AJPS Editorial Board!

  The members of the 2014 American Journal of Political Science Editorial Board are now listed on the AJPS website. As you can see, the Board is composed largely of mid-career political scientists, along with a few junior faculty members and another set of senior scholars. All of the Board members are active researchers who […]

Doug Kriner: All Politics – And Particularly Congressional Politics – Are Local

Douglas Kriner offers this overview of his article (co-authored with Francis Shen), “Responding to War on Capitol Hill: Battlefield Casualties, Congressional Response, and Public Support for the War in Iraq,” which just appeared in the January 2014 issue of the AJPS: In August 2013, President Obama shocked many when he announced that he would first […]


Happy New Year from the American Journal of Political Science! This notice is to let you know that the Editorial Offices are now open for business, and we are accepting new submissions through Editorial Manager. As you probably know, some big changes occurred at the AJPS over the holiday break. Most important, Rick Wilson finished […]

Thanks for the Past Four Years

It is with sadness and glee that I turn over the Editorship of the AJPS to Bill Jacoby.  The past four years have been intellectually exciting, fun, trying, wearing and an enormous amount of work.  However, the experience has been worth it. I am sad about leaving the journal.  This is because of all the […]

AJPS Holiday Schedule and Transition

As many of you have noticed, AJPS is closed for the holiday season.  This does not mean that the journal is shut down as we will still be accepting reviews and making decisions.  However, it does mean that no new manuscripts will be accepted.  AJPS will re-open on January 2, 2014 under the direction of […]

Pride — the Deadliest Sin

In previous posts I have looked at Greed and Sloth, Gluttony and Wrath and Lust and Envy.  My final installment of the Seven Deadly Sins of Publishing ends with Pride.  Perhaps my own hubris has blinded me while writing this.  Nonetheless I will push ahead. Pride.  “An excessive admiration of self.” Pride is the root […]


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