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.