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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission contains no reference to the author(s) so as to ensure a double-blind review.
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines (Chicago).
  • The submission is no more than 11,000 words, including all notes and bibliographic material.
  • The submission includes an abstract on the first page (100-150 words).

Author Guidelines

The Political Science Reviewer considers manuscripts from the fields of political theory or political philosophy of all approaches or methodologies.

Length and Abstract

We will accept manuscripts of 11,000 words or less, including notes. Submitters should also include a separate abstract of 100-150 words.

Manuscript Style

The Political Science Reviewer uses The Chicago Manual of Style as a guide for questions of citation, punctuation, and all other editorial questions. We prefer footnotes to either endnotes or in-text citations.

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