The International Journal of Press/Politics
Journalism | Political Communication | Political Science (General)
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.
|Cristian Vaccari||Loughborough University, UK|
|C. W. Anderson||University of Leeds, UK|
|Danielle K. Brown||University of Minnesota, USA|
|Sandra Gonzalez-Bailon||University of Pennsylvania,USA|
|Sophie Lecheler||University of Vienna, Austria|
|Andrea Carson||La Trobe University, Australia|
|David Smith||University of Leicester, UK|
|Toril Aalberg||Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway|
|Rasha A. Abdulla||The American University in Cairo, Egypt|
|Christian Baden||Hebrew University, Israel|
|Catie Snow Bailard||George Washington 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|
|Johanna Dunaway||Texas A&M University, USA|
|Shira Dvir Gvirsman||Tel Aviv University, Israel|
|Frank Esser||University of Zurich, Switzerland|
|Deen Freelon||University of North Carolina, USA|
|Homero Gil de Zúñiga||University of Salamanca, Spain & Pennsylvania State University, USA|
|Kimberly Gross||George Washington University, USA|
|Daniel C. Hallin||University of California, San Diego, USA|
|Thomas Hanitzsch||Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany|
|Summer Harlow||University of Houston, USA|
|Christina Holtz-Bacha||University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany|
|Sallie Hughes||University of Miami, USA|
|Kate Kenski||University of Arizona, USA|
|Young Mie Kim||University of Wisconsin, USA|
|Minchul Kim||Chung-Ang University, South Korea|
|Sanne Kruikemeier||Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands|
|Ana Langer||University of Glasgow, UK|
|Regina G. Lawrence||University of Oregon, USA|
|Francis Lee||The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong|
|Seth C. Lewis||University of Oregon, USA|
|Rousiley Maia||Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil|
|Paolo Mancini||Università di Perugia, Italy|
|Duncan McCargo||University of Copenhagen, Denmark|
|Noha Mellor||University of Sharjah, UAE|
|Sharon Meraz||University of Illinois, USA|
|Sabina Mihelj||Loughborough University, UK|
|Cristina Mislán||University of Missouri, USA|
|Eugenia Mitchelstein||Universidad de San Andrés, Argentina|
|Taberez Ahmed Neyazi||National University of Singapore, Singapore|
|Rasmus Kleis Nielsen||Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford, UK|
|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|
|Radhika E. Parameswaran||Indiana University, Bloomington, USA|
|Chris Paterson||University of Leeds, UK|
|Barbara Pfetsch||Freie Universität Berlin, Germany|
|Mauro Porto||Tulane University, USA|
|Jason Reifler||University of Exeter, UK|
|Maria Repnikova||Georgia State University, USA|
|Allisa Richardson||University of Southern California, USA|
|Magdalena Saldaña||Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile|
|Jen Schradie||Sciences Po - Paris|
|Michael Schudson||Columbia University, USA|
|Holli A Semetko||Emory University, USA|
|Alexandra Siegel||University of Colorado, Boulder, USA|
|Stuart N. Soroka||University of California, Los Angeles, USA|
|James Stanyer||Loughborough University, UK|
|Janet Steele||George Washington University, USA|
|Nicole Stremlau||University of Johannesburg, South Africa|
|Jesper Strömbäck||University of Gothenburg, Sweden|
|Talia Stroud||University of Texas, Austin, USA|
|Yannis Theocharis||Technische Universität München, Germany|
|Nikki Usher||University of Illinois and George Washington University, USA|
|Sebastián Valenzuela||Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile|
|Peter Van Aelst||University of Antwerp, Belgium|
|Katrin Voltmer||University of Leeds, UK|
|Karin Wahl-Jorgensen||Cardiff University, UK|
|Claes de Vreese||University of Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|Silvio Waisbord||George Washington University, USA|
|Stefaan Walgrave||University of Antwerp, Belgium|
|Magdalena Wojcieszak||University of California at Davis, USA|
|Gadi Wolfsfeld||Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel|
|Kate Wright||University of Edinburgh, UK|
|Guobin Yang||University of Pennsylvania, USA|
- CSA Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
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- Clarivate Analytics: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)
- EBSCO: Communication Abstracts
- International Political Science Abstracts
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- ProQuest: CSA Sociological Abstracts
- Social SciSearch
- Social Services Abstracts
- Wilson Social Sciences Index Retrospective
Notes for Contributors
For more information, please refer to the SAGE Manuscript Submission Guidelines.
The editor invites submissions of interdisciplinary research that sheds light on the relationship between media and politics in a cross-national perspective.
The journal publishes articles of about 7,000 words (including notes, tables, and figures, but not including references), focused on original research, and subject to a rigorous process of double-anonymized peer review.
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.
Authors should only submit manuscripts that fully conform to all SAGE's policies, particularly on Ethics and Responsibility (https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/ethics-responsibility) and on Declaration of Conflicting Interests (https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/declaration-of-conflicting-interests-policy).
Contributions should be submitted through http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ijpp. Manuscripts sent via email or other means will not be considered for publication.
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 in a separate cover page. The cover sheet should include the complete address (including telephone and e-mail) of the corresponding author.
The journal publishes manuscripts that contribute to internationally relevant knowledge. The abstract of the manuscript must clearly state where and when the study was conducted. Authors are also encouraged to consider providing this information in the manuscript title when appropriate. Manuscripts must include some reflections on how the specific context they study may affect the relationships it sheds light on, and how the findings may translate to different contexts.
The journal adheres to a strict double-anonymize peer review process in which the identity of the author(s) and reviewers are concealed from each party. All components of every submission, including acknowledgments, should be anonymized until after the peer review process is complete. When self-citing, authors should cite their own work as they would cite a third party’s and include this citation in the references list (in alphabetical order). Nevertheless, authors should exercise discretion when citing forthcoming research, preprints, working papers, doctoral theses or other research which is likely to reveal the identity of the author(s). In such cases, it may be preferable to redact one’s identity in-text (e.g. using ‘Author’ formulation) and in the references list, contrary to the principal anonymity rule above. Manuscripts that are not adequately anonymized will be returned for amendment before further processing can take place.
Authors are encouraged to limit self-citations and to pay attention to the gender composition of the authors they cite. Before submitting their manuscript at each stage of the review process, authors should assess the gender composition of their cited authors. Ideally, authors should manually check these aspects to ensure their assessments are as precise as possible. Authors can also use the Gender Balance Assessment Tool (GBAT), developed by Jane Sumner (University of Minnesota), which is freely available at https://jlsumner.shinyapps.io/syllabustool/. However, authors should carefully check the results of this and other automated tools, especially when their references include works from scholars not based in English-speaking countries.
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.
References can be in any style or format, so long as a consistent scholarly citation format is applied. Author name(s), journal or book title, article or chapter title, year of publication, volume and issue (where appropriate) and page numbers are essential. All bibliographic entries must contain a corresponding in-text citation. The addition of DOI (Digital Object Identifier) numbers is recommended but not essential.
Authors are encouraged to adopt the journal referencing style, which is as follows. If an article is accepted that uses a different referencing style, the journal’s style will be applied to the paper post-acceptance by SAGE. This, however, will increase the processing time of the article before publication.
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.
Petterson, Thomas E. 1993. Out of Order. New York: Knopf.
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. If an accepted manuscript contains footnotes instead of endnotes, footnotes will all be converted into endnotes in the production stage.
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.
Each table and figure should be placed at the point of the manuscript where authors would like it to appear in print. 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.
Manuscripts can be accompanied by a separate Supplementary Information file that will be accessible to reviewers. This should be referred to within the manuscript as “Supplementary Information file”. The first table in the Supplementary Information file should be labeled “Table A1” and the first figure should be labeled “Figure A1”. Subsequent tables and figures should be labeled accordingly. Should a manuscript be accepted, the Supplementary Information file will be published on the journal website as well as Figshare, where it will have its own DOI, be openly accessible, and link back to the article it refers to. The publisher will not conduct any copy-editing on the Supplementary Information file.
Book reviews should be approximately between 600 and 1,000 words long and should be sent to Andrea Carson at A.Carson@latrobe.edu.au. The journal will not commission nor publish reviews of any books authored or coauthored by the journal's Editor-in-Chief, Associate Editors, Book Reviews Editor, or Managing Editor. Book reviews should be titled using the following format
Framing Inequality: News Media, Public Opinion, and the Neoliberal Turn in U.S. Public Policy. New York: Oxford University Press, 2019. 328 pp. $99.00/$29.95 (hardcover/paperback). ISBN: 139780190888183
Reviewed by: Michelle D. Bonner, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Permissions: Authors are responsible for obtaining copyright for any illustrations, tables, figures, or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere.
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 where their article is published.
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.
The Journal will normally consider only one submission from the same lead author every year.
IJPP Policy on Submissions by the Journal's Editor and Associate Editors
The Editor in Chief (EIC) can never, under any circumstance, be the author or coauthor of a manuscript submitted for peer review; this rule does not apply to non peer-reviewed materials such as Introductions, Editorials, and Review Essays
Associate Editors (AEs) of the journal can submit manuscripts for peer review under the following rules:
The AE is not the lead author of the manuscript
The cover letter of the submitted manuscript justifies why the journal is demonstrably the best outlet for the manuscript after assessing suitable alternatives
The AE does not submit more than one coauthored manuscript every 18 months
When a manuscript coauthored by an AE is submitted, the following procedure is followed:
Two members of the Editorial Board, selected by the EIC, serve as guest editors for the manuscript
The guest editors first evaluate whether the rationale provided by the authors for submitting for IJPP is convincing, and desk reject the manuscript if they do not find it suitable
If the manuscript is sent out for peer review, the guest editors liaise with the Managing Editor without any involvement by the EIC for all the key decisions, including selecting reviewers, assessing anonymous reviews, and deciding on publication
If the manuscript is accepted, its published version is accompanied by an Editorial Note which summarizes this policy and describes the process that was followed to assess the manuscript