Two Weeks In: An Update from Lead Editor Jan Leighley

It’s hard to believe that it’s only been two weeks since we re-started AJPS editorial operations. Since then, we’ve had over 60 manuscripts submitted, and have those papers out for review. We’ve also worked to get reviews on papers that needed new reviewers, or had reviewers that needed to be pestered (apologies!) . . . which reminds me of the critical importance of reviewers in the peer-review process. We will recognize our reviewers by posting the entire list here at at the end of the year. Until then, know that original invitations—or pesters about still needing reviews—reflect the editorial team’s reliance on experts across the discipline. Thank you for contributing your time and energy to make this work.

Speaking of time and energy: I’m pleased to announce that Layna Mosley (University of North Carolina) has agreed to join us as associate editor. Layna Mosley is Professor of Political Science at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research and teaching focus on international relations, international political economy, and comparative political economy, as well as international relations. She is the author of two books, Labor Rights and Multinational Production and Global Capital and National Governments, and served as editor of Interview Research in Political Science. Her research, which has been supported by Fulbright, has appeared in numerous academic journals including Journal of Conflict Resolution, the American Journal of Political Science, Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics, New Political Economy, Human Rights Quarterly, American Political Science Review, and Comparative Political Studies. Mosley received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Duke University.

While we are still working on some transition issues, we know that Layna joining the team means that all of us will be happy to shift even more fully to focusing on the intellectual and scholarly work that makes the AJPS what it is, and worrying less about the editorial office. That work, of course, reflects some of the best in the discipline, and we look forward to seeing more submissions over the next few months.

Jan Leighley, Interim Editor

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The American Journal of Political Science (AJPS) is the flagship journal of the Midwest Political Science Association and is published by Wiley.