ECPR teams up with Taylor & Francis to launch new Gold Open Access journal


ECPR is delighted to announce the 2019 launch of a new, Gold Open Access journal, published in partnership with Taylor & Francis: Political Research Exchange, to be known as PRX.

Quality, depth, accessibility and exchange will define the aims and scope of PRX, which will be edited by Alexandra Segerberg (Stockholm University) and Simona Guerra (University of Leicester). 

PRX aims to be at the cutting edge of new research and developments in scholarly publishing, harnessing the latest technology to offer a dynamic platform to advance research, innovation and debate across the breadth of political science.

Fully (Gold) Open Acces, all PRX content will be freely available to all. With significant subsidies on the normal upfront costs of Open Access, the journal signals a commitment by the ECPR as a scholarly association to forge a cogent path for the research community at this crucial juncture when academic publishing is becoming fundamentally transformed.

The journal will welcome 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.

Authors will benefit from rapid online publication and will have the opportunity to draw key elements of their article into a a blog post to increase the impact of their research through diffusion, intervention and debate.

To reflect the full breadth of the ECPR and embed the journal within our institutional structure, the PRX editorial team will include a group of Associate Editors drawn from the ECPR's Standing Groups. These subject specialists will work with the Editors in Chief to shape and develop the content of the journal, upholding the highest standards of quality control and implementing a policy of triple-blind external peer review.
PRX will be a significant new ECPR membership benefit, with author publishing costs (Article Processing Charges – APCs) set at a fraction of standard rates for all authors and with even deeper discounts for ECPR members. This means that in the first ten years of the journal, authors from ECPR member universities won't pay more than £50 (rising to £100) per article; and in 2018 and 2019 all fees are waived for all authors. 
PRX will be open to submissions from summer 2018.


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