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State Politics & Policy Quarterly

Incoming Editor:
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
2012 Impact Factor: 0.732
2012 Ranking: 70/157 in Political Science
Source: 2012 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2013)

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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 the states. It also includes studies on the methods used to study the states, field review essays, and a section entitled “The Practical Researcher,” which is a service-oriented feature designed to provide a data, methodological, and assessment resource for those conducting research on state politics. Founded in 2000 by Chris Mooney of the University of Illinois Springfield, SPPQ is the top-ranked state politics journal in the Journal Citation Reports©, political science category.

The incoming editor calls for 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. 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 conference website here:

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Institutional Subscription, Combined (Print & E-access) $314.00
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Institutional, Single Print Issue $85.00
Individual Single Print Issue $18.00
Frequency: Quarterly eISSN: 1946-1607 ISSN: 1532-4400
Months of Distribution: March , June , September , December Current Volume: 13 Current Issue: 4
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