Political Theory (journal)

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Political Theory  
Political Theory.jpg
Language English
Edited by Jane Bennett[1]
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Bi-monthly
Standard abbreviations
Political Theory
ISSN 0090-5917
LCCN 73641963
JSTOR politicaltheory
OCLC no. 39266906

Political Theory is a peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes papers in the field of Political Science. From 2005 to 2012 the journal's editor was Professor Mary G. Dietz (Northwestern University),[2] she was succeeded by Professor Jane Bennett (Johns Hopkins University - Department of Political Science).[1] It has been in publication since 1973 and has always been published by SAGE Publications.


Political Theory publishes articles on political philosophy from philosophical, ideological and methodological perspectives. The journal provides an interdisciplinary forum for the development and exchange of political ideas. Political Theory contains articles which aim to address historical-political thought, modern political theory and the history of ideas and critical assessments of current work.

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

Political Theory is abstracted and indexed in, among other databases: SCOPUS, and the Social Sciences Citation Index. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2017 impact factor of 0.788, ranking it 121th out of 169 journals in the category "Political Science".[3]


  1. ^ a b "Political Theory An International Journal of Political Philosophy - editor details". Sage Publishing. Retrieved 10 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Profile of Professor Mary G. Dietz". Department of Political Science, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University. Retrieved 10 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Political Science". 2017 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Sciences ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2017. 

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