AJPS Editor Blog

It Takes a Submission: Gendered Patterns in the Pages of AJPS

Kathleen Dolan and Jennifer L. Lawless When we became editors of the American Journal of Political Science on June 1, 2019, we stated that one of our goals was to understand the patterns of submission and publication by authors from underrepresented groups. We begin that examination by presenting…


AJPS Editor's Blog

Covid-19 has thrown everything off kilter, even academic journals.  Here at AJPS, we have seen two patterns in the past two or three weeks – a 27 percent increase in manuscript submissions AND a 54 percent decline in review invitations accepted - over the same period last year.  While AJPS…


AJPS Editor's Blog

Covid-19 Update: The AJPS continues to process manuscripts.  We understand that people have many things going on during this time of crisis, so please know that we are happy to be flexible with deadlines for reviews and manuscript revisions.  If you receive a request to review and can’t accept, we…


AJPS Editor's Blog

December 1st marked our first six months as co-editors of AJPS. We want to thank our associate editors, board members, authors, and reviewers for a very smooth transition. Now that we have some experience under our belts, we thought we’d offer some thoughts about several topics that might be…


AJPS Editor's Blog

December 1st marked our first six months as co-editors of AJPS. We want to thank our associate editors, board members, authors, and reviewers for a very smooth transition. Now that we have some experience under our belts, we thought we’d offer some thoughts about several topics that might be…


AJPS Editor's Blog

December 1st marked our first six months as co-editors of AJPS. We want to thank our associate editors, board members, authors, and reviewers for a very smooth transition. Now that we have some experience under our belts, we thought we’d offer some thoughts about several topics that might be…


The New AJPS Editorial Team Starts Today! Here Are Our Four Central Goals

By AJPS Co-Editors Kathy Dolan and Jennifer Lawless Today marks the day! The new editorial team at AJPS is up and running. We’re honored to serve the discipline this way and we’re excited about what the next four years have in store. Before anything else, we want to introduce the new team:…


Verification, Verification

By Jan Leighley, AJPS Interim Lead Editor   After nine months of referring to the AJPS “replication policy,” or (in writing) “replication/verification” policy, I finally had to admit it was time for a change. As lead editor, I had been invited to various panels and workshops where…


Our Experience with the AJPS Transparency and Verification Process for Qualitative Research

"As the editorial term ends, I'm both looking back and looking forward . . . so, as promised, here's a post by Allison Carnegie and Austin Carson describing their recent experience with qualitative verification at AJPS . . . and within the next week I'll be posting an important update to the AJPS…


On Manuscript Preparation, Salami-Slicing, and Professional Standards

By Jan Leighley, AJPS Interim Lead Editor   One of the most challenging (and potentially mind-numbing) tasks that occurs in the inner sanctum of the editorial office is the veritable “technical check.” Even mentioning this work might trigger some unpleasant memories for colleagues who previously…