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Political Research Exchange

Political Research Exchange - PRX

Political Research Exchange (PRX)

Political Research Exchange (PRX)Published in partnership with Taylor & Francis
Gold Open Access

Aims and scope of ECPR's first Open Access journal

Political Research Exchange (PRX) offers a dynamic platform to advance research, innovation and debate across the breadth of political science. It welcomes significant theoretical, methodological, and empirical contributions from all fields, including comparative politics, international politics/international relations, political communication, political sociology, political thought, public administration, and interdisciplinary work with a predominantly political dimension.

The journal, published online with Gold Open Access and swift publication times, leverages the digital format to deepen and enrich scholarly communication. With significant subsidies on normal upfront OA costs, PRX signals a commitment of the ECPR as a scholarly association to forging a cogent path for the research community at this crucial juncture when academic publishing is becoming fundamentally transformed.

PRX infographic

PRX Editors Alexandra Segerberg and Simona GuerraEditors in Chief

pictured left to right
Alexandra Segerberg Uppsala University
Simona Guerra University of Leicester

Associate Editors

Isabelle Borucki Universität Duisburg-Essen
Joost de Moor Keele University
Luca Ozzano University of Turin
Zsófia Papp Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Elena Pavan Scuola Normale Superiore, Firenze
Ireneusz Pawel Karolewski University of Wroclaw
Johannes Pollak Webster, Vienna Private University
Christopher Raymond Queen's University Belfast
Steven Van Hauwaert Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

PRX builds on four pillars

♦ Quality

The journal promotes original research of the highest standards in terms of craftsmanship and contribution. It maintains corresponding standards of quality control, drawing on the expertise of an international group of associate editors representing the scope and breadth of the ECPR through its Standing Groups and implementing a policy of triple-blind external peer review. 

♦ Depth

The journal supports thorough, transparent and sustainable scholarship. Editorial evaluation and independent peer review of submissions combined with a state-of-the-art online platform is tailored to underpin rigorous political analysis in all its variety. The platform enables embedded evidence (including video, audio and data visualisation), active linking to datasets, code, and supplementary materials, and ensures that articles and supplementary content remain available in an enduring manner.

♦ Accessibility

The journal endorses the spirit of accessible and fair scholarship. The ECPR subsidises the author-side publication costs often associated with Open Access (with deep discounts for its affiliate members) to ensure the availability of quality research and publication channels irrespective of funding. In keeping with the broader stance, the journal works actively to welcome and acknowledge contributions across gender, generations and geographies.

♦ Exchange

The journal seeks to serve as a platform for synergy and exchange across and beyond the study of politics. To this end, it prioritises articles that speak to key issues and across sub-fields as well as research that engages those working in other sectors such as government, politics, the media and the economy. Rapid online publication facilitates timely dissemination, and its blog offers a forum for further diffusion, intervention and debate, increasing the impact of political science research.

Call for papers

PRX is now inviting submissions. To submit your paper, go to the journal website. Aspiring authors can also contact the Editors in Chief Alexandra Segerberg and Simona Guerra.

See also this useful author guide from Taylor & Francis on publishing Open Access.

As a Gold Open Access journal, PRX will charge an Author Processing Charge to authors once an article has been accepted for publication. All APCs will be waived into 2020 and thereafter will be significantly lower than industry standards, with even deeper discounts for individuals from ECPR member institutions.