American Journal of Political Science 

The American Journal of Political Science (AJPS), the official journal of the Midwest Political Science Association, is one of the most widely read political science journals. The AJPS is a general-interest journal open to all members of the profession and to all areas of the discipline of political science. Research in all major areas of political science, including American politics, public policy, international relations, comparative politics, political methodology, and political theory, is presented. The journal is committed to significant advances in knowledge and understanding of citizenship, governance, and politics, and to the public value of political science research.

The AJPS is published in January, April, July, and October each year. It is supported by the Michigan State University Department of Political Science and the MSU College of Social Science.

AJPS Journal Access

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Institutional Subscriptions

Information regarding a variety of institutional subscriptions is available via Wiley’s Online Library.

MPSA Members Receive Exclusive Access to AJPS Apps

Use your MPSA Username and Password for easy access to your journal subscription’s mobile app!

  • Readable, print-like experience enhanced with dynamic figures, tables, and references
  • Rapid access to research
  • Adjustable text and table sizing with “pinch and zoom”
  • Ability to browse content before downloading an issue and to download issues to read offline
  • Email and social media sharing tools
  • Convenient opt-in alerts when new issues are available

Accessing the AJPS Mobile Apps

Keep up to date with the most recent research in political science. Complete issues and individual articles are available via the American Journal of Political Science’s mobile apps!


How to Use the AJPS Apps

  1. Download the American Journal of Political Science app in the Apple App Store or Google Play. For Apple products, the app will appear in your device’s “Newsstand.
  2. Launch app. Click “I already have access” and then select log-in option “Through my society affiliation” to receive digital access.
  3. Enter your username and password and click login. Unsure of your MPSA membership username and password? Follow this link for a reminder.
  4. Explore and enjoy the AJPS App!Apple and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.  Google Play is a service mark of Google.
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