The JOP will be on summer break between Monday, August 1, 2016 and Tuesday, September 6, 2016. We will not accept new submissions during this time, but we will continue to conduct editorial review. Reviews and revised manuscripts should be submitted to Editorial Manager as usual.
The Journal of Politics is pleased to announce and begin accepting submissions for a new "Short Articles" section. This section will appear as necessary, in accordance with the volume of high-quality submissions received. Like standard articles, these brief contributions will appear in both the print and online editions of the Journal. Short paper submissions will be limited to 10 pages, double spaced -- and must follow the formatting guidelines laid out in the instructions to authors.
The Editorial Team encourages authors to submit original papers with narrower substantive focus and replications of important findings. The goal of this additional section is to promote the dissemination of ideas and findings that would otherwise be ignored because of the prioritization of novelty at general interest political science journals. In light of a growing body of research about publication bias, the Editorial Team has elected to provide authors with an opportunity to submit high-quality work that makes narrower - but critically important - contributions to existing areas of research.
The first “Short Articles” section should appear in the January 2017 issue of the Journal. Authors who have questions about the appropriateness of their submission for the short paper section are encouraged to contact the Journal at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The JOP will be on winter break between December 20 and January 5. We will not accept new submissions during this time, but we will continue to conduct editorial review and (happily) receive referee reports.
The Journal of Politics summer hiatus will run from Saturday, August 8, 2015 through Monday, September 7, 2015. During this period we will not accept new manuscripts. However, the JOP will accept revised manuscripts, process incoming reviews, already-received manuscripts, and issue editorial decisions. Reviewers may login to Editorial Manager to submit their reviews during this period.
Authors will not be able to check the status of manuscripts through Editorial Manager during this period. If you would like to check your manuscript's status, please send an e-mail request with your manuscript number to email@example.com. We will be happy to assist you.
If you are in the process of preparing a manuscript for submission, please mark your calendars. Again, the JOP will be closed to new and revised manuscripts from August 8, 2015 through September 7, 2015.
Jeffery A. Jenkins
Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Politics
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