Publishing new research by and for the political science community is a core element of the ECPR’s mission. Through its portfolio of journals and book series, and its own in-house publishing imprint, the ECPR facilitates the broadest dissemination of the best thinking in the discipline.
The ECPR’s flagship journal, the European Journal of Political Research (EJPR), was one of the very first activities created by the organisation EJPR and continues to be one of the most highly read and cited journals in the discipline; EJPR is currently ranked 7th in the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), with an Impact Factor of 2.508. Published in partnership with Wiley, EJPR publishes original and substantial contributions to the study of comparative European politics.
The Political Data Yearbook (PDY) is published as a double issue at the end of each volume of EJPR. Each year the PDY provides commentary by recognized scholarly experts on election results, national referenda, changes in government, and institutional reforms in all EU member states, (plus Australia, Canada, Iceland, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, and the United States) as well as on the principal issues in national politics during the year. The current editorial team has also developed in partnership with Wiley and the ECPR, the PDY:Interactive. This unique resource contains data from the full PDY archive, organized into a fully searchable and downloadable format and is available free of charge for all.
The European Political Science Review (EPSR) was launched to complement the profile of the EJPR and provide a forum to publish across the breadth of the discipline and dealing with global issues. EPSR has grown in stature year on year since its launch in 2009, and has already achieved an Impact Factor of 0.705, ranking it 84 in the SSCI in 2014. EPSR is published in partnership with Cambridge University Press.
The ECPR’s professional journal, European Political Science (EPS) publishes on how the discipline is, can and ought to be. Articles address research matters, professional issues, doctoral training provision and teaching, as well as relations between academia and politicians, policy makers, journalists and ordinary citizens. EPS also includes more substantive pieces that provide a political science perspective on important current events and symposia looking at key issues affecting the profession. In addition to original articles, the journal publishes keynote lectures from ECPR events and review articles, including the innovative ‘review exchange’. EPS is a benefit of ECPR membership, with all member institutions eligible for free online access.
The ECPR’s in-house publishing imprint was established in 2005 with the aim of publishing the very best new research alongside classic political science texts. In this time the Press has published work from many leaders of the profession and has has established itself as a high profile and high quality small publishing house. The Press publishes the long-established Studies in European Political Science series (formerly Routledge) alongside the Essays, Classics and Monographs series.
The Comparative Politics series, published in partnership with Oxford University Press is a series of longstanding repute, which has published seminal works by many of the profession’s leading scholars.
The Research Methods series, published in partnership with Palgrave Macmillan produced a number of innovative volumes on methodology. This series is now closed.
The Studies in European Political Science series publishes works stemming from the ECPR’s events, particularly the Joint Sessions of Workshops. For many years the series was published with Routledge; it was moved to the ECPR Press in 2011.
The SAGE Modern Politics Series was published for a number of years in association with the ECPR.
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