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Political Theory

An International Journal of Political Philosophy

2014 Impact Factor: 0.576
2014 Ranking: 99/161 in Political Science
Source: 2014 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2015)

Editor
Jane Bennett Johns Hopkins University, USA

eISSN: 15527476| ISSN: 00905917|Current volume: 43|Current issue: 4 Frequency: Bi-monthly

About This Title
Political Theory (PT), peer-reviewed and published bi-monthly, serves as the leading forum for the development and exchange of political ideas. Broad in scope and international in coverage, PT publishes articles on political theory from a wide range of philosophical, ideological and methodological perspectives. Articles address contemporary and historical political thought, normative and cultural theory, the history of ideas, and critical assessments of current work. The journal encourages essays that address pressing political and ethical issues or events.

Broad Scope
Political Theory serves as the leading forum for the development and exchange of political ideas. The journal is broad in scope and international in coverage, with no single affiliation or orientation. Political Theory's carefully refereed articles discuss current political problematics and cast new light on historical ones. Acknowledging the emergent nature of political thought, the journal engages both major and minor figures in and about the canon of political theory, such as: Plato, Qutb, Locke, Marx, Thoreau, Arendt, and Du Bois. A partial list of areas of study includes issues such as:

  • Liberalism and neoliberalism
  • Justice
  • Feminism
  • Ecophilosophy
  • Cultural politics
  • Equality
  • Politics and aesthetics
  • Deliberative, agonistic, and ancient democracy
  • Language
  • Politics

Regular Features
Political Theory brings you the latest research on political theory. Its international editorial board is dedicated to offering thought-provoking and stimulating scholarship in a variety of forms, including:

  • Feature Articles
  • Critical Responses
  • Books in Review
  • Review Essays
  • Special-Topic Symposia
  • Annual
  • Index


 

Political Theory is an international journal of political thought open to contributions from a wide range of methodological, philosophical, and ideological perspectives. Essays in contemporary and historical political thought, normative and cultural theory, history of ideas, and assessments of current work are welcome. The journal encourages essays that address pressing political and ethical issues or events.

Consulting Editor
Aletta Norval University of Essex, UK
Review Editor
David Owen University of Southampton, UK
Assistant Reviews Editor
Michael Elliott University of Southampton, UK
Assistant Editors
Stephanie Erev Johns Hopkins University, USA
Christopher Forster-Smith Johns Hopkins University, USA
Zach Reyna Johns Hopkins University, USA
Chad Shomura Johns Hopkins University, USA
Executive Editorial Committee
Danielle S. Allen  
Paul Apostolidis Whitman College, USA
Roxanne L. Euben Wellesley College
Rainer Forst Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
Achille Mbembe University of Witswatersrand, South Africa
Anne Norton University of Pennsylvania, USA
Anne Phillips London School of Economics & Political Science, UK
Rogers Smith University of Pennsylvania, USA
Editorial Board
Shlomo Avineri Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Benjamin Barber The Democracy Collaborative, USA
Seyla Benhabib Yale University, USA
William E. Connolly Johns Hopkins University, USA
Mary Dietz Northwestern University
John Dunn Cambridge University, UK
J. Peter Euben Duke University, USA
Richard E. Flathman Johns Hopkins University, USA
Julian Franklin Columbia University, USA
Victor Gourevitch Wesleyan University, USA
Jurgen Habermas J W Goethe-Universitat Frankfurt, Germany
Virginia Held City University of New York, USA
George Kateb Princeton University, USA
Steven Lukes New York University, USA
Jane Mansbridge Harvard University, USA
Harvey Mansfield Harvard University, USA
Carole Pateman University of California Los Angeles, USA
Hanna Pitkin University of California, Berkeley, USA
J G A Pocock Johns Hopkins University, USA
Melvin Richter City University of New York, USA
Nancy L. Rosenblum Harvard University, USA
Alan Ryan Oxford University, UK
Giovanni Sartori Columbia University, USA
Quentin Skinner University of London, UK
Tracy B. Strong University of Southampton, UK
Charles Taylor McGill University, Canada
Dennis Thompson Harvard University, USA
Michael Walzer The Institute for Advanced Study, USA
Stephen K. White University of Virginia, USA
Robert Paul Wolff University of Massachusetts, USA
Sheldon S. Wolin Princeton University, USA
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  • Political Theory is an international journal of political thought open to contributions from a wide range of methodological, philosophical, and ideological perspectives. Essays in contemporary or historical political thought, normative and cultural theory, history of ideas, and assessments of current work are welcome.

    Manuscripts Information

    Preparation
    Manuscripts should be no longer than 8,000 words (text) and 1,000 words (notes). The entire paper must be double-spaced, with one-inch margins and 12-point font. Notes should be placed at the end of the text, also double-spaced, 12-point font. Text and notes should conform to The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition. All identifying information should be removed from the manuscript. Manuscripts that do not meet the submission standards will not be considered.

    Critical responses to essays published in Political Theory are welcome. They should be no longer than 2,500 words in length, including notes and references.

    How to Submit
    Authors must prepare and submit two separate files to Political Theory via our website (http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/pt):
    (1) One 'Main Document' which contains only your manuscript;
    (2) One 'Supplementary File' that includes a title page with full contact information; a brief biographical paragraph noting current affiliation, research interests, and recent publications; an abstract of no more than 150 words; and five keywords to facilitate electronic access. A cover letter is not required. Contact the editorial office at ptheory@jhu.edu or 410-516-7540 if you encounter difficulties with your online submission.

    Submission of a manuscript implies commitment to publish in the journal. Authors submitting manuscripts to the journal should not simultaneously submit them to another journal, nor should manuscripts have been published elsewhere in substantially similar form or with substantially similar content. Queries concerning what constitutes prior publication should be addressed to the editor.

    Reviewing
    Our review period averages three months, except during the summer, when the offices are open on a more limited basis.

    Announcements and correspondence regarding conferences, panels, papers, and other news of interest should be sent to:
    Professor Jane Bennett
    Editor
    Political Theory
    Department of Political Science
    Johns Hopkins University
    3400 N Charles St
    Baltimore, MD 21218
    USA

    Books to be reviewed should be sent to:
    Professor David Owen
    Politics & International Relations
    Social Sciences
    University of Southampton
    Southampton
    SO17 1BJ
    United Kingdom

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