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.
|Eric Loepp||University of Pittsburgh, USA|
|Charles Barrilleaux||Florida State University, USA|
|Jenna Bednar||University of Michigan, USA|
|Frederick J. Boehmke||University of Iowa, USA|
|Shaun Bowler||University of California, Riverside, USA|
|Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier||The Ohio State Univeristy, USA|
|Brent Boyea||University of Texas, Arlington, USA|
|Regina Branton||University of North Texas, USA|
|Nadia Brown||Purdue University, USA|
|Damon Cann||Utah State University, USA|
|Thomas M. Carsey||University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA|
|Adam Chamberlain||Coastal Carolina University, USA|
|Belinda Davis||Louisiana State University, USA|
|Brian Frederick||Bridgewater State College, USA|
|Elisabeth Gerber||University of Michigan, USA|
|Donald P. Haider-Markel||University of Kansas, USA|
|Melinda Gann Hall||Michigan State University, USA|
|Lori Hausegger||Boise State University, USA|
|Shannon Jenkins||University of Massachusetts, Darthmouth, USA|
|Nate Kelly||University of Tennessee, USA|
|Justin H. Kirkland||University of Houston, USA|
|Cherie Maestas||Florida State University, USA|
|Melissa Marschall||Rice University|
|Seth Masket||University of Denver, USA|
|Corrine McConnaughy||George Washington University, USA|
|Kenneth Meier||Texas A & M University, USA|
|Melissa Michelson||Menlo College, USA|
|Christopher Z. Mooney||University of Illinois, Springfield, USA|
|Jana Morgan||University of Tennessee, USA|
|Steve Nicholson||University of California, Merced, USA|
|Jill Nicholson-Crotty||Indiana University, USA|
|Barbara Norrander||University of Arizona, USA|
|D'Andra Orey||Jackson State University, USA|
|Tracy Osborn||University of Iowa, USA|
|Julianna Pacheco||University of Iowa, USA|
|Janine Parry||University of Arkansas, USA|
|Anibal Perez-Linan||University of Pittsburgh, USA|
|Justin Phillips||Columbia University, USA|
|Heather Rice||Slippery Rock University, USA|
|Jason Roberts||University of North Carolina, USA|
|Kira Sanbonmatsu||Rutgers University, USA|
|Wendy J. Schiller||Brown University, USA|
|Saundra K. Schneider||Michigan State University, USA|
|Charles R. Shipan||University of Michigan, USA|
|Daniel A. Smith||University of Florida, USA|
|Jae-Jae Spoon||University of North Texas, USA|
|Sharece Thrower||University of Pittsburgh, USA|
|Caroline Tolbert||University of Iowa, USA|
|Carol Weissert||Florida State University, USA|
|Christopher Witko||University of South Carolina, USA|
|Christopher J. Zorn||Penn State University, USA|
|Christopher Z. Mooney||University of Illinois, Springfield, USA|
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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://spa.sagepub.com/site/includefiles/sppq_replication_policy.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.
Instructions for Authors of Accepted Articles: