German Politics

Propose a Special Issue

The editors of German Politics welcome proposals for special issues on German politics. We are particularly interested in research that links German politics to broader issues in comparative and international politics and in studies that approach Germany within a comparative context.

Contributors to special issues should reflect the diversity of our scholarly community in terms of national origin, gender, career stage, and other characteristics. Informal inquiries about planned special issues, including but not limited to time lines and topics, can be addressed to any of the editors. Typically German Politics publishes two special issues per year.

Completed proposals should be sent to the Managing Editor, Dan Hough, at [email protected]. In addition to the title, the proposal should address the following:

• rationale and significance of the topic

• research questions

• methodological approaches

• abstracts of the proposed articles (no less than 150 words)

• anticipated date of submission

• contact information for special issue editor(s)

• biographical information about the authors

Special issues vary in length but normally consist of no fewer than six articles, excluding introductory and concluding chapters. The articles have to meet the same criteria as any other submissions to the journal. Please consult the submission guidelines and give special attention to the manuscript preparation guidelines.

Special issue submissions are subject to the same peer review process as individual articles: prereview by the editors and double-blind peer review by two external evaluators. The review process can only commence once all chapters have been uploaded. Submission does not guarantee publication of the special issue or of the individual articles.


Dan Hough [email protected], Louise Davidson-Schmich [email protected], Kai Oppermann [email protected]

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More about the journal

Since its launch in 1992, German Politics has established itself as the leading international journal in its field. Its mission is to provide theoretically informed perspectives on the changing agendas of German Politics. It engages with themes that connect Germany comparatively with other states – the challenges of globalisation, changes in international relations, and the widening and deepening of the European Union. It also links work on Germany to wider debates and issues in comparative politics, public policy, political behaviour, and political theory.

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All articles in this journal have been subject to review by two anonymous referees.

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