PRX offers a dynamic platform to advance research, innovation and debate across the breadth of political science. The journal seeks to publish significant contributions from all fields. These include comparative politics, international politics or international relations, political communication, political sociology, political thought, public administration and interdisciplinary work with a predominantly political dimension.
Quality: An international group of associate editors represent the scope and breadth of ECPR, and ensure fairness with triple-blind external peer review.
Depth: Editorial evaluation and independent peer review are combined with a digital-first system so that authors can embed evidence (including video, audio and data visualisation) and link to datasets, code or supplementary materials.
Accessibility: ECPR subsidizes the publication costs often associated with open access to ensure the availability of quality research, irrespective of funding.
Exchange: The journal seeks to serve as a platform for synergy and exchange across and beyond the study of politics.
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Extend your network. Your article will be associated with the prestige of ECPR and accessible to their vast network. Both ECPR and Routledge work to promote your work to the political science community.
Unlimited reach. Available online, your article is available for anyone, anywhere to read immediately on publication.
Increased readership. Open access research typically receives greater and more varied readership compared to traditionally-published articles.
Influence public policy. Accessible to fellow practitioners and researchers, your article could reach beyond academia and inform public policy all over the world.
How to submit
As a gold OA journal, PRX will charge an article publishing charge (APC) to authors once an article has been accepted for publication. For 2018 and 2019, all authors are eligible to publish in PRX with a waived APC.
Format-free submission. PRX operates a format-free submission process; send us your paper in any scholarly format or layout with any referencing style, provided that these are consistent throughout.
Embedding capabilities. As an online journal, PRX does not have the same restrictions as traditional journals. We encourage authors to embed links to other non-text sources of evidence, including video, audio and data visualization, data sets, code, and other supplementary materials.
Read the Instructions for Authors for further information about how to prepare your manuscript for submission.
The Plan S Debate: What does Open Access mean for Political Science?
ECPR General Conference 2019 Featured Panel: 05/09/2019 11:00 - 12:40 | (Building D) Faculty of Law, Administration & Economics Floor: 2nd floor Room: 2, University of Wrocław
Recent moves by funding bodies towards mandating Open Access to research, exemplified by “Plan S”, are making it ever more essential for scholars in the political sciences to engage with, and understand, the diversity of publishing options available to them.
Alongside potential benefits of increased visibility and availability, mandatory OA has been criticized for potential negative impacts it may have on scholarly societies, academic freedom, and equality and diversity, especially for independent scholars and researchers in the Global South. This panel brings together a variety of perspectives in a round table format, to encourage open discussion and debate.
PRX "combines open scholarship grounded in the academic community with the power of a major publisher"
The journal prioritizes articles that speak to key issues and across sub-fields as well as research that engages those working in other sectors such as government, politics, the media and the economy.
In addition to Research Articles, PRX also publishes Research Notes. Research Notes may introduce a new dataset or advance an innovative idea, theoretical perspective, methodological approach or research program in the study of politics. Find out more here.
PRX covers the breadth of political science
The journal welcomes articles from fields including: