Michigan Journal of Political Science
|Michigan Journal of Political Science|
|Abbreviated title (ISO 4)||MJPS|
|Publisher||University of Michigan (United States)|
The Michigan Journal of Political Science was established in 1981 at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. It has been published biannually every year since. Originally, the journal published only papers within the field of political science proper, excluding public policy, law, and other related fields. In 1991, however, the journal began expanding its focus to include other fields such as sociology, history, public policy, economics and political philosophy, so long as they related to political affairs. In 1995, it was recognized by UNESCO as one of the top political science journals (including undergraduate, graduate student, and professional journals) worldwide. Currently, the journal targets academic institutions, libraries, government offices, and think tanks, as well as a limited private readership. Nearly a fifth of the journal's readership lies outside the United States.
Submissions and scope 
The Michigan Journal of Political Science accepts submissions from students attending accredited universities worldwide. Though papers may be submitted by graduate students as well as undergraduates, they must have been written as an undergraduate. Papers are selected by a blind review process; in any given term, about 3-5% of the papers submitted will be accepted for publication. Besides political science in general, the journal publishes papers on geopolitical history, political economy, and public policy, including statistical analysis.
The journal holds elections each April to determine the editorial board for the following year.
|2011-2012||Michael Ambler & Daniel Chardell|
|2010-2011||Josh Handell & Lucy Liu|
|2009-2010||Jonathon Hill & Taylor Johnson|
|2008-2009||Auren Kaplan & Arvind Sahoni|
- "About the Michigan Journal of Political Science". Retrieved 2011-05-31.