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Political Research Quarterly

Western Political Science Association President Peregrine Schwartz-Shea has announced the formation of a search committee to recommend the selection of a new editor or editors for the Political Research Quarterly (PRQ). The term of the current editors, Cornell Clayton and Amy Mazur, will expire on June 30, 2014. The association is seeking nominations of qualified individuals who would edit the journal from July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2018. This four-year term is renewable for a two-year optional extension. Nominations and self nominations are both welcome. The WPSA encourages nominations of women and members of ethnic minorities. We have included information on this page to help potential applicants know more about the position. If you have questions or wish to nominate someone, do not hesitate to contact Bill Haltom, the search committee chair, at haltom@pugetsound.edu, or Richard Clucas at hprc@pdx.edu.


The Upcoming Search for New Editors
Prior to the WPSA meeting in Portland, Oregon, in March 2012, we posted the following information online about the search for our members to know about the process. The Executive Council has since approved the membership of the selection committee, the timeline for the search, and the Call for Editors. The timeline presented below was the one approved by the council. … [read more]

The WPSA and PRQ: A Cooperative Endeavor

Political Research Quarterly has been owned and published by the University of Utah since 1948. Formerly known as the Western Political Quarterly, the journal’s name was changed in 1993. While Utah remains the sole legal owner of PRQ, the university … [read more]

Changes and Growth in PRQ’s Content

Over the past five years, PRQ has seen a continuous growth in its influence in the discipline. According to the Journal Citation Reports, PRQ’s impact factor has risen steadily over this time period, causing its ranking to jump from 56th out of 93 journals in 2007 to 39th out of 139 political science journals today. While PRQ’s ranking has grown, the journal editors have also taken steps to increase the representation of political theory in the journal… [read more]




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