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State Politics & Policy Quarterly

State Politics & Policy Quarterly


eISSN: 19461607 | ISSN: 15324400 | Current volume: 20 | Current issue: 2 Frequency: Quarterly

State Politics & Policy Quarterly (SPPQ) is the premier publication outlet for original research on state politics and policy.

SPPQ publishes high quality academic studies that develop and test general hypotheses of political behavior and policymaking, exploiting the unique advantages of subnational governments. It also includes a wide variety of research on subnational governments, both inside the U.S. and cross-nationally and comparatively, including on the methods and data used to study the states, field review essays, research notes, and extension/replication papers. Founded in 2000 by Chris Mooney of the University of Illinois Springfield, SPPQ is the top-ranked state politics journal in the Thomson-Reuters Journal Citation Reports©, political science category.

The editors call for manuscripts examining any aspect of political behavior, practices, institutions, and policy subnationally, as well as methodologies used to study these processes. SPPQ has no restriction on methodological or theoretical approach, but only those manuscripts that meet the most rigorous methodological and theoretical standards will be published in SPPQ. Most papers feature a theoretical and/or substantive contribution to studying the states. However, manuscripts that contribute new measures, new methods, or new models of particular use to state politics scholars are also encouraged.

SPPQ is the official publication of the State Politics and Policy Section of the American Political Science Association, and is a co-sponsor of the Annual State Politics and Policy Conference. Visit the SPP section website here: https://www.apsanet.org/sections/sectionDetail.cfm?section=Sec22..

State Politics & Policy Quarterly (SPPQ) features studies that develop general hypotheses of political behavior and policymaking and test these hypotheses using the unique methodological advantages of the states. It also includes field review essays and a section entitled “The Practical Researcher,” which is a service-oriented feature designed to provide data, methodological, and assessment resources for those conducting research on state politics.

Editors
Conor Dowling University of Mississippi, USA
Tracy Osborn University of Iowa, USA
Jonathan Winburn University of Mississippi, USA
Editorial Assistant
Jonah King University of Mississippi, USA
Editorial Board
Charles Barrilleaux Florida State University, USA
Daniel R. Biggers University of California, Riverside, USA
Nathaniel A. Birkhead Kansas State University, USA
Frederick J. Boehmke University of Iowa, USA
Chris W. Bonneau University of Pittsburgh, USA
Daniel Bowen The College of New Jersey, USA
Nadia Brown Purdue University, USA
Christopher J. Clark University North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Melody Crowder-Meyer Davidson College, USA
Belinda Creel Davis Louisiana State University, USA
Bruce A. Desmarais Pennsylvania State University, USA
Jeff Harden University of Notre Dame, USA
Jennifer Hayes Clark University of Houston, USA
Shannon Jenkins University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, USA
Kristin Kanthak University of Pittsburgh, USA
Andrew Karch University of Minnesota, USA
Jaclyn Kettler Boise State University, USA
Justin H. Kirkland University of Houston, USA
Rebecca J. Kreitzer University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Mary A. Kroeger University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Seth Masket University of Denver, USA
Abigail A. Matthews University at Buffalo, SUNY, USA
Kenneth Meier Texas A & M University, USA
Jamila Michener Cornell University, USA
Michael G. Miller Barnard College, Columbia University, USA
Christopher Z. Mooney University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Megan Mullin Duke University, USA
Michael Nelson Pennsylvania State University, USA
Christopher Ojeda University of Tennessee, USA
Janine Parry University of Arkansas, USA
Julia A. Payson New York University, USA
Shanna Pearson-Merkowitz University of Rhode Island, USA
Justin Phillips Columbia University, USA
Jessica Preece Brigham Young University, USA
Tessa Provins University of Pittsburgh, USA
Rene R. Rocha University of Iowa, USA
Kira Sanbonmatsu Rutgers University, USA
Jamil S. Scott Georgetown University, USA
Charles R. Shipan University of Michigan, USA
Candis Watts Smith Pennsylvania State University, USA
Carol Weissert Florida State University, USA
Jason Windett Saint Louis University, USA
Christopher Witko University of South Carolina, USA
Jennifer Wolak University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
Jatia Wrighten Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
Eric S. Zeemering University of Georgia, USA
Founding Editor
Christopher Z. Mooney University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
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  • SPPQ publishes high quality academic studies that develop general hypotheses of political behavior and policymaking and test these hypotheses using the unique methodological advantages of the states. The editor seeks manuscripts examining any aspect of political behavior, practices, institutions, and policy in the states, as well as methodologies used to study these processes. SPPQ has no restriction on methodological or theoretical approach, but only those manuscripts that meet the most rigorous methodological and theoretical standards will be published in SPPQ. Studies that deal with other sub-national units of government in the U.S. and elsewhere will also be considered for publication. All manuscripts submitted for consideration will be double-blind reviewed.

    To submit your paper electronically, please visit the journal’s SAGEtrack site at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/sppq. You will need to create an account in order to submit your manuscript. If you have any questions, please contact Chris W. Bonneau and Kristin Kanthak, editors of State Politics and Policy Quarterly, email: sppq@pitt.edu.

    Submissions should be formatted in Word file or as Latex files along with the PDF version of the submission. SPPQ follows the APSA's Style Manual for Political Science. Authors should include their email addresses in a cover letter. SPPQ does not consider manuscripts under review elsewhere, or manuscripts of greater than 40 pages including tables, references and text. For works published in SPPQ, all authors must be prepared to provide, upon request, a replication data set for analyses reported therein. Please see SPPQ’s data replication policy here: http://journals.sagepub.com/pb-assets/cmscontent/SPA/guidelines_for_preparing_replication_files.pdf.

    As part of the submission process you will be asked to provide the names of peers who could be called upon to review your manuscript. Recommended reviewers should be experts in their fields and should be able to provide an objective assessment of the manuscript. Please be aware of any conflicts of interest when recommending reviewers. Examples of conflicts of interest include (but are not limited to) the below:

    · The reviewer should have no prior knowledge of your submission

    · The reviewer should not have recently collaborated with any of the authors

    · Reviewer nominees from the same institution as any of the authors are not permitted

    Please note that the Editors are not obliged to invite any recommended/opposed reviewers to assess your manuscript.

    As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process SAGE is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a unique and persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher, even those who share the same name, and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities, ensuring that their work is recognized.

    The collection of ORCID iDs from corresponding authors is now part of the submission process of this journal. If you already have an ORCID iD you will be asked to associate that to your submission during the online submission process. We also strongly encourage all co-authors to link their ORCID ID to their accounts in our online peer review platforms. It takes seconds to do: click the link when prompted, sign into your ORCID account and our systems are automatically updated. Your ORCID iD will become part of your accepted publication’s metadata, making your work attributable to you and only you. Your ORCID iD is published with your article so that fellow researchers reading your work can link to your ORCID profile and from there link to your other publications.

    If you do not already have an ORCID iD please follow this link to create one or visit our ORCID homepage to learn more.

    Instructions for Authors of Accepted Articles:

    Guidelines For Preparing Replication Files
    Quick Reference For Uploading Replication Files

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