|Abbreviated title (ISO 4)||WRP|
|Discipline||Political Science, International Relations|
|Publisher||Cambridge University Press (United Kingdom)|
|Publication history||1948 to present|
World Politics, founded in 1948, is an internationally renowned academic journal of political science. Open to contributions by scholars, World Politics publishes research articles that make theoretical and empirical contributions to the literature, review articles, and research notes bearing on problems in international relations and comparative politics. The journal does not publish articles on current affairs, policy pieces, or narratives of a journalistic nature. According to the 2011 Journal Citation Report, it is the most cited journal in the field of international relations. Atul Kohli, David K.E. Bruce Professor of International Affairs at Princeton University, is chair of the editorial board; Ilene P. Cohen is the executive editor.
The journal, under the editorial sponsorship of the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies at Princeton, is published quarterly in October, January, April, and July by Cambridge University Press.