Political Studies is a leading international journal, which is committed to publishing high-quality research in all areas of politics and international relations. The journal publishes rigorous and original work of significance to the discipline broadly defined, and which speaks to the whole discipline. 


The journal's editorial approach is not constrained by any particular methodological or theoretical framework wishes to encourage a pluralistic approach and debate among the different approaches. Innovative submissions, which cross and challenge traditional discipline boundaries, reconsider the relationship between international and domestic politics or offer a fresh comparative perspective, are particularly welcome.


Why publish in Political Studies?

  • Welcomes all innovative and cross disciplinary approaches, in all areas of politics and international relations
  • Committed to the highest standards of peer reviewing and developing the most promising new work available 
  • Post publication impact -- content is promoted through @PolStudies
  • The PSA awards the Harrison Prize for the best paper published in Political Studies every year.


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The Harrison Prize 

Each year the Political Studies Association awards a prize for the best paper published in Political Studies, named the Harrison Prize in honour of Wilfrid Harrison, who was Chair of the Association from 1963 – 1964 and the first editor of Political Studies. You can find details of previous winners via the journal's page on SAGE's website.