State Politics & Policy Quarterly
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State Politics & Policy Quarterly

2014 Impact Factor: 0.935
2014 Ranking: 60/161 in Political Science
Source: 2014 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2015)

Editors
Chris Bonneau University of Pittsburgh, USA
Kristin Kanthak University of Pittsburgh, USA

eISSN: 19461607| ISSN: 15324400|Current volume: 15|Current issue: 3 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.

Editorial Assistant
Eric Loepp University of Pittsburgh, USA
Editorial Board
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
Founding Editor
Christopher Z. Mooney University of Illinois, Springfield, 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 Bonneau and Kristin Kanthak, editors of State Politics and Policy Quarterly, email: sppq@pitt.edu.

    Submissions formatted in Word are preferred, but manuscripts prepared in LaTeX may be submitted as a PDF file. 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.

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