European Journal of Political Research

European Journal of Political Research (EJPR) and Political Data Yearbook (PDY)

European Journal of Political Research (EJPR)

Published in association with Wiley-Blackwell
ISI Journal Citation Reports® Ranking 2015: 9/163 Political Science
Impact Factor: 2.525

European Journal of Political Research (EJPR) is the ECPR's longest running journal and is consistently one of the highest ranking journals in the discipline. EJPR publishes original and substantial contributions to the study of comparative European politics, specialising in theoretically or methodologically original articles articulating conceptual and comparative perspectives with a broad theoretical relevance, speaking to different academic literatures on a variety of sub-fields and topics. EJPR welcomes both quantitative and qualitative approaches as well as contributions from other sub-disciplines (including international relations and political theory) and geographical areas (including North and South America) that are relevant to the comparative study of politics. EJPR also publishes short research notes, responses to previously published articles that are theoretically relevant, and state-of-the-field review articles on topics of particular relevance to the journal. It also publishes special issues and forum sections. The full EJPR archive is now available online via the Wiley-Blackwell platform.


Special features

Key articles
Qualitative Research: Virtual Special Issue
40th Anniversary Virtual Issue
EU Public Policy Virtual Issue
"Brexit" Referendum Virtual Issue


Editorial team

Ioannis Papadopoulos, Universite de Lausanne (
Cas Mudde, University of Georgia (


Political Data Yearbook (PDY) and PDY:Interactive

EJPR also features at the end of each volume, the double-issue length Political Data Yearbook (PDY).  The Political Data Yearbook (PDY) contains comprehensive and authoritative data and analysis of electoral results, national referenda, changes in government, and institutional reforms for a range of countries, within and beyond the EU (all of the EU member states, plus Australia, Canada, Iceland, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, and the United States). In addition, recognized experts on the politics of each country provide commentary on these events, as well as on the principal issues in national politics during the year.

The PDY:Interactive (PDYi), the online version, is a unique data source building on the PDY content, which is freely available to the profession. PDYi provides the data in a fully searchable and downloadable format, making it an invaluable tool to those working in this area of the profession.  Users can select to view different types of data in graphical format, customise by adjusting time settings or selecting parties to view, and download full datasets (with footnotes), making it a highly flexible and indispensible resource. This unique resource is now available online, free of charge as the PDY:Interactive, a fully searchable and downloadable data source.



Editorial team

Andreas Bagenholm, University of Gothenburg (
Kevin Deegan-Krause, Wayne State University (
Liam Weeks, University College Cork (


For more information about the EJPR or PDY, to submit an article or to take out a subscription, visit the EJPR site on the Wiley-Blackwell platform.

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"...the good of man must be the objective of the science of politics" - Aristotle

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