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The International Journal of Press/Politics

The International Journal of Press/Politics

2018 Impact Factor: 3.000
2018 Ranking: 23/176 in Political Science | 12/88 in Communication
Source: Journal Citation Reports (Web of Science Group, 2019)

Editor in Chief
Cristian Vaccari Loughborough University, UK


eISSN: 19401620 | ISSN: 19401612 | Current volume: 24 | Current issue: 4 Frequency: Quarterly

The International Journal of Press/Politics (IJPP) is an interdisciplinary journal for the analysis and discussion of the role of the press and politics in a globalized world. The Journal publishes theoretical and empirical research which analyzes the linkages between the news media and political processes and actors.

IJPP’s articles cover a wide range of topics, including the following:

  • Press and political institutions (e.g. the state, government, political parties, social movements, unions, interest groups, business)
  • Politics of media coverage of social and cultural issues (e.g. race, language, health, environment, gender, nationhood, migration, labor)
  • Dynamics and effects of political communication (e.g. election campaigning, advocacy, grassroots mobilization, political advertising, lobbying)
  • Politics and media systems
  • Relation between politics and journalistic practice

The Journal also publishes comparative, cross-national research from various theoretical and methodological approaches across the social sciences. It features long and short research articles, commentary on pedagogy and current news headlines from around the world, and a book review section.


The International Journal of Press/Politics is an interdisciplinary journal for the analysis and discussion of the role of the press and politics in a globalized world. The Journal is interested in theoretical and empirical research on the linkages between the news media and political processes and actors. Special attention is given to the following subjects: the press and political institutions (e.g. the state, government, political parties, social movements, unions, interest groups, business), the politics of media coverage of social and cultural issues (e.g. race, language, health, environment, gender, nationhood, migration, labor), the dynamics and effects of political communication (e.g. election campaigning, advocacy, grassroots mobilization, political advertising, lobbying), politics and media systems, and the relation between politics and journalistic practice. The Journal encourages comparative, cross-national research from various theoretical and methodological approaches across the social sciences. It features long and short research articles, commentary on pedagogy and current news headlines from around the world, and a book review section.

Associate Editors
C. W. Anderson University of Leeds, UK
Sandra Gonzalez-Bailon University of Pennsylvania,USA
Sophie Lecheler University of Vienna, Austria
Book Review Editor
Yannis Theocharis University of Bremen, Germany
Managing Editor
David Smith Loughborough University, UK
Editorial Board
Toril Aalberg Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Rasha A. Abdulla The American University in Cairo, Egypt
Catie Snow Bailard George Washington University, USA
Matthew Baum Harvard University, USA
Geoffrey Baym Temple University, USA
W. Lance Bennett University of Washington, USA
Rodney Benson New York University, USA
Amber E. Boydstun University of California at Davis, USA
Andrew Chadwick Loughborough University, UK
Paula Chakravartty New York University, USA
Simon Cottle Cardiff University, UK
Claes de Vreese University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Michael X. Delli Carpini University of Pennsylvania, USA
Johanna Dunaway Texas A&M University, USA
Deen Freelon University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Homero Gil de Zúñiga University of Vienna, Austria
Kimberly Gross George Washington University, USA
Daniel C. Hallin University of California, San Diego, USA
Thomas Hanitzsch Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Muenster, Germany
Christina Holtz-Bacha University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Sallie Hughes University of Miami, USA
Kate Kenski University of Arizona, USA
Rasmus Kleis Nielsen Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford, UK
Ana Langer University of Glasgow, UK
Regina G. Lawrence University of Oregon, USA
Francis Lee Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Seth C. Lewis University of Oregon, USA
Philippe J. Maarek Université Paris-Est Créteil, France
Rousiley Maia Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Paolo Mancini Università di Perugia, Italy
Duncan McCargo University of Leeds, UK
Noha Mellor University of Bedfordshire, UK
Sharon Meraz University of Illinois, USA
Sabina Mihelj Loughborough University, UK
Eugenia Mitchelstein Universidad de San Andrés, Argentina
Laura Morales Sciences Po, France
Pippa Norris Harvard University, USA & University of Sydney, Australia
Sarah Oates University of Maryland, USA
Henrik Örnebring Karlstad University, Sweden
Jennifer Pan Standford University, United States
Barbara Pfetsch Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Mauro Porto Tulane University, USA
Jason Reifler University of Exeter, UK
Michael Schudson Columbia University, USA
Holli A Semetko Emory University, USA
Tamir Sheafer Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Stuart N. Soroka University of Michigan, USA
James Stanyer Loughborough University, UK
Janet Steele George Washington University, USA
Daniela Stockmann Hertie School of Governance, Germany
Nicole Stremlau University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Jesper Strömbäck University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Talia Stroud University of Texas, Austin, USA
Nikki Usher University of Illinois and George Washington University, USA
Peter Van Aelst University of Antwerp, Belgium
Katrin Voltmer University of Leeds, UK
Karin Wahl-Jorgensen Cardiff University, UK
Silvio Waisbord George Washington University, USA
Stefaan Walgrave University of Antwerp, Belgium
Tamara Witschge University of Groningen, Netherlands
Magdalena Wojceszak University of California, Davis, USA
Gadi Wolfsfeld Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Guobin Yang University of Pennsylvania, USA
  • CSA Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
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  • EBSCO: Communication Abstracts
  • International Political Science Abstracts
  • PAIS International
  • ProQuest: CSA Sociological Abstracts
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    Notes for Contributors

    For more information, please refer to the SAGE Manuscript Submission Guidelines.

    1. The editor invites submissions that examine research topics located at the intersection between press/news/journalism and political actors and processes. The Journal will consider only one submission from the same lead author every three years.
    2. Contributions should be submitted through http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ijpp. Book reviews should be approximately between 600 and 1,000 words long and should be sent to Yannis Theocharis at yannis.theocharis@uni-bremen.de.
    3. Longer articles are about 6,000-8,000 words, focused on original research, and subject to a rigorous process of double blind peer review.
    4. Articles submitted to the journal should be original contributions and should not be under consideration for any other publication at the same time; any exceptions should be clearly indicated at the time of submission.
    5. Manuscripts should be double-spaced throughout, including notes and references. An abstract of no more than 250 words, a short biography of 50-100 words, keywords, and an estimated word count should be included on the front cover sheet. The cover should give the complete address (including telephone, fax, and e-mail) of the author to whom proofs and correspondence should be sent.
    6. References cited in the text should read: (Patterson 1993:63-4) or (Brown and Smith 1985). Use et al. when citing a work by more than two authors: (Brown et al. 1991). Letters (Brown 1990a, 1990b) distinguish citations of different works by the same author in the same year. Please note that newspaper articles, interviews, and personal communications should be cited as endnotes, not references. All references cited in the text should be listed alphabetically and presented in full, double-spaced after the notes, using the following styles:
      • Articles in journals:

        • Jamieson, Kathleen H. 1993. "The First Amendment is Alive and Well." Political Communication 10(1):3-8.
      • Chapters in books:
        • McQuail, Denis. 1994. "The Influence and Effects of Mass Media." In Media Power in Politics, ed. Doris A Graber. 3rd Edition. Washington, DC: CQ Press.
      • Books:
        • Petterson, Thomas E. 1993. Out of Order. New York: Knopf.
    7. Endnotes presenting explanatory or technical material should be used sparingly. Newspaper articles, interviews, and personal communications should be cited as endnotes. Notes should be indicated by consecutive numbers in the text and printed double-spaced on a page at the end of the text.
    8. Titles and section heads should be clear and brief. Lengthy quotations (exceeding 40 words) should be indented and double-spaced in the text. American spellings should be used.
    9. Each table and figure should be printed on a separate sheet at the end. Their space in the text should be indicated by the words [Table X about here]. Tables and figures should have short, descriptive titles. Source(s) should be typed below the tables. Column headings should clearly define the data presented. Camera-ready artwork for all figures must be supplied.
    10. Permissions: Authors are responsible for obtaining copyright for any illustrations, tables, figures, or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere.
    11. Proofs: If accepted for publication, authors will receive proofs of their articles to ensure that the printed version coincides with the manuscript accepted. Articles cannot be rewritten at proof stage. Authors will receive one complimentary copy of the issue.
    12. Copyright: Before publication, authors are requested to assign copyright to Sage Publications; they retain their right to reuse the material in other publications, written or edited by themselves, with first publication credit to the journal.

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