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Party Politics

2015 Impact Factor: 1.271
2015 Ranking: 46/163 in Political Science
2016 Release of Journal Citation Reports, Source: 2015 Web of Science Data
The International Journal for the Study of Political Parties and Political Organizations

Editors
David M Farrell University College Dublin, Ireland
Paul Webb University of Sussex, UK
Founding Editors
David Farrell University College Dublin, Ireland
Ian Holliday University of Hong Kong, China
Kenneth Janda Northwestern University, Evanston, USA


eISSN: 14603683 | ISSN: 13540688 | Current volume: 23 | Current issue: 2 Frequency: Bi-monthly

Political parties are intrinsic to every democratic political system, and with the dramatic changes that regularly sweep the political landscape, the study of their function and form is one of the most dynamic areas within contemporary scholarship. Party Politics is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the study of this integral component within political science.

This major international journal provides a forum for the analysis of political parties, including their historical development, structure, policy programmes, ideology, electoral and campaign strategies, and their role within the various national and international political systems of which they are a part.

"Party Politics started life in 1995 with some excellent articles and it has maintained this high standard ever since. As the role of political parties in contemporary society comes under increasing scrutiny, Party Politics has remained central to the debates, both reflecting and stimulating the high quality research of those working in this field." Michael Gallagher, Trinity College, Dublin

"Party Politics is essential reading for all students of political parties. It has built a solid reputation over the years of being a key source for some of the best research in this area." Paul Whiteley, University of Essex, UK

"Party Politics has emerged in a short decade to be a premier journal in comparative politics. Perhaps no topic is so central to political science as political parties, and Party Politics has become the prime source for the newest and best research on political parties and their role in the political process." Russell Dalton, University of California, Irvine, USA

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Party Politics
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Political parties are intrinsic to every democratic political system, and with the dramatic changes that regularly sweep the political landscape, the study of their function and form is one of the most dynamic areas within contemporary scholarship. Party Politics is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the study of this integral component within political science.

This major international journal provides a forum for the analysis of political parties, including their historical development, structure, policy programmes, ideology, electoral and campaign strategies, and their role within the various national and international political systems of which they are a part.

Associate and Reviews Editor
Aleks Szczerbiac University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
Editorial Board
Luciano Bardi Universita di Pisa, Italy
Jeffrey Berry Tufts University, USA
Matthijs Bogaards Central European University, Hungary
Shaun Bowler University of California, Riverside, USA
R K Carty University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Russell J Dalton University of California, Irvine, USA
David Denver Lancaster University, UK
Patrick Dunleavy London School of Economics & Political Science, UK
Michael Gallagher Trinity College, University of Dublin
Grigorii V Golosov European University at St Petersburg, Russia
John C Green University of Akron, USA
Robert Harmel Texas A&M University, College Station, USA
Reuven Hazan Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Ian Holliday University of Hong Kong, China
Ronald Inglehart University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
John T Ishiyama University of North Texas, USA
Francis Jacobs European Parliament
Kenneth Janda Northwestern University, Evanston, USA
Richard S Katz Johns Hopkins University
Robin Kolodny Temple University, Philadelphia, USA
Michael Laver New York University, USA
Kay Lawson San Francisco State University, USA
Steven Levitsky Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
Scott Mainwaring University of Notre Dame, USA
Ian McAllister Australian National University, Canberra
Bonnie Meguid University of Rochester
Wolfgang C Muller University of Vienna, Austria
Ferdinand Müller-Rommel University of Dusseldorf
Pippa Norris Harvard University, USA
Thomas Poguntke Heinrich-Heine-Universitat Dusseldorf, Germany
Stephen R. Reed Chuo University, Japan
Giovanni Sartori Columbia University, New York
Susan Scarrow University of Houston, USA
Zeynep Somer-Topcu University of Texas at Austin, USA
Lars Svåsand University of Bergen, Norway
Ingrid van Biezen Leiden University, The Netherlands
Alan Ware University of Oxford
Martin Wattenberg University of California, Irvine, USA
Editorial Assistant
Emmanuele Massetti University of Sussex, UK
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    1. Peer review policy
    2. Article types
    3. How to submit your manuscript
    4. Journal contributor’s publishing agreement
      4.1 SAGE Choice and Open Access
    5. Declaration of conflicting interests policy
    6. Other conventions
    7. Publication Ethics
    8. Acknowledgments
      8.1 Authorship
      8.2 Funding acknowledgement
    9. Permissions
    10. Manuscript style
      10.1 File types
      10.2 Journal style
      10.3 Reference style
      10.4 Manuscript preparation
      10.4.1 Keywords and abstracts: Helping readers find your article online
      10.4.2 Corresponding author contact details
      10.4.3 Guidelines for submitting artwork, figures and other graphics
      10.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files
      10.4.5 English language editing services
    11. After acceptance
      11.1 Proofs
      11.2 E-Prints and complimentary copies
      11.3 SAGE production
      11.4 OnlineFirst publication
    12. Further information

    Party Politics is a peer reviewed journal dedicated to the study of this integral component within political science. This major international journal provides a forum for the analysis of political parties, including their historical development, structure, policy programmes, ideology, electoral and campaign strategies, and their role within the various national and international political systems of which they are a part.

    1. Peer review policy

    Party Politics operates a strictly double-blind peer review process in which the reviewer's name is withheld from the author and the author's name from the reviewer.
    Review Process: Manuscripts may be reviewed initially by the Editors and only those meeting the aims and scope of the journal will be sent for outside review. Each manuscript is reviewed by at least two referees. All manuscripts are reviewed as rapidly as possible.

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    2. Article types

    The word length for articles is 8,000 words, including all elements (title page, abstract, notes, references, tables, biographical statement, etc.). An abstract of up to 150 words should precede the main text, accompanied by up to five keywords.

    For research notes the preferred length is 4,000 words, with an abstract and three keywords.

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    3. How to submit your manuscript

    Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you carefully read and adhere to all the guidelines and instructions to authors provided below. Manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    Theory & Psychology is hosted on SAGE track a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne Manuscripts. Please read the Manuscript Submission guidelines below, and then simply visit http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/partypolitics to login and submit your article online.

    IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created. For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.

    All papers must be submitted via the online system. If you would like to discuss your paper prior to submission, please refer to the contact details below.

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    4. Journal contributors publishing agreement

    Before publication SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. For more information please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

    Party Politics and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of articles published in the journal. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked using duplication-checking software. Where an article is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article (removing it from the journal); taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author’s institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; banning the author from publication in the journal or all SAGE journals, or appropriate legal action.

    4.1 SAGE Choice and Open Access
    If you or your funder wish your article to be freely available online to non subscribers immediately upon publication (gold open access), you can opt for it to be included in SAGE Choice, subject to payment of a publication fee. The manuscript submission and peer review procedure is unchanged. On acceptance of your article, you will be asked to let SAGE know directly if you are choosing SAGE Choice. To check journal eligibility and the publication fee, please visit SAGE Choice. For more information on open access options and compliance at SAGE, including self author archiving deposits (green open access) visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

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    5. Declaration of conflicting interests

    Within your Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement you will be required to make a certification with respect to a declaration of conflicting interests. Party Politics does not require a declaration of conflicting interests but recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

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    6. Other conventions

    Party Politics supports the Data Access and Research Transparency (DA-RT) statement and, as such, endorses policies encouraging authors to make as accessible as possible the empirical foundation and logic of inquiry of evidence-based research.

    For contributions based on quantitative data, Party Politics encourages authors to submit their data set (or a link to it) and, where applicable, their syntax/command files for the analyses presented in the contribution.

    Authors can make data available through a third party data repository or on the journal website as a supplementary data file. If cited data is restricted (e.g. classified, require confidentiality protections, were obtained under a non-disclosure agreement, or have inherent logistical constraints), authors should notify the editor at the time of submission. The editor shall have full discretion to follow their journal’s policy on restricted data, including declining to review the manuscript or granting an exemption with or without conditions. The editor shall inform the author of this decision prior to review.

    Data can be hosted on the SAGE Party Politics website or authors should use a recognised third party data repository service to host their data. Recommended services include:

    *Note that there is a charge for using this service.
    Party Politics also encourages authors to delineate clearly the analytic procedures upon which their published claims rely, and where possible provide access to all relevant analytic materials. If such materials are not published with the article, they should be shared to the greatest extent possible through a digital repository (above).

    Party Politics encourages authors to use data citation practices that identify a dataset’s author(s), title, date, version, and a persistent identifier. In sum, data should be referenced and cited, where possible, as an intellectual product of value.

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    7. Publication ethics

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway

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    8. Acknowledgements

    Any acknowledgements should appear first at the end of your article prior to your Declaration of Conflicting Interests (if applicable), any notes and your References.

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an `Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, writing assistance, or a department chair who provided only general support. Authors should disclose whether they had any writing assistance and identify the entity that paid for this assistance.

    8.1 Authorship

    All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.

    8.2 Funding Acknowledgement
    To comply with the guidance for Research Funders, Authors and Publishers issued by the Research Information Network (RIN), Party Politics additionally requires all Authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading. Please visit Funding Acknowledgement on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway for funding acknowledgement guidelines.

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    9. Permissions

    Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

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    10. Manuscript style

    10.1 File types .
    Only electronic files conforming to the journal's guidelines will be accepted. Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are Word DOC, RTF, XLS.

    10.2 Journal Style
    Party Politics conforms to the SAGE house style. Click here to review guidelines on SAGE UK House Style.

    10.3 Reference Style
    Party Politics adheres to the SAGE Harvard reference style. Click here to review the guidelines on SAGE Harvard to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    If you use EndNote to manage references, download the SAGE Harvard output style by following this link and save to the appropriate folder (normally for Windows C:\Program Files\EndNote\Styles and for Mac OS X Harddrive:Applications:EndNote:Styles). Once you’ve done this, open EndNote and choose “Select Another Style...” from the dropdown menu in the menu bar; locate and choose this new style from the following screen.

    10.4. Manuscript Preparation
    The text should be double-spaced throughout and with a minimum of 3cm for left and right hand margins and 5cm at head and foot. Text should be standard 10 or 12 point.

    10.4.1 Your Title, Keywords and Abstracts: Helping readers find your article online
    The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article online through online search engines such as Google. Please refer to the information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords by visiting SAGE�s Journal Author Gateway Guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

    10.4.2 Corresponding Author Contact details
    Provide full contact details for the corresponding author including email, mailing address and telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors. These details should be presented separately to the main text of the article to facilitate anonymous peer review.

    10.4.3 Guidelines for submitting artwork, figures and other graphics
    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE�s Manuscript Submission Guidelines.
    Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

    10.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files
    This journal is able to host approved supplemental materials online, alongside the full-text of articles. Supplemental files will be subjected to peer-review alongside the article. For more information please refer to SAGE’s Guidelines for Authors on Supplemental Files.

    10.4.5 English Language Editing services
    Non-English speaking authors who would like to refine their use of language in their manuscripts might consider using a professional editing service. Visit English Language Editing Services for further information.

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    11. After acceptance

    11.1 Proofs
    We will email a PDF of the proofs to the corresponding author.

    11.2 E-Prints
    SAGE provides authors with access to a PDF of their final article. For further information please visit http://www.sagepub.co.uk/authors/journal/reprint.sp.

    11.3 SAGE Production
    At SAGE we place an extremely strong emphasis on the highest production standards possible. We attach high importance to our quality service levels in copy-editing, typesetting, printing, and online publication (http://online.sagepub.com/). We also seek to uphold excellent author relations throughout the publication process.

    We value your feedback to ensure we continue to improve our author service levels. On publication all corresponding authors will receive a brief survey questionnaire on your experience of publishing in Party Politics with SAGE.

    11.4 OnlineFirst Publication
    A large number of SAGE journals benefit from OnlineFirst, a feature offered through SAGE�s electronic journal platform, SAGE Journals Online. It allows final revision articles (completed articles in queue for assignment to an upcoming issue) to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final print and online journal issue which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. For more information please visit our OnlineFirst Fact Sheet

    12. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information, should be directed to the Editors (emails: david.farrell@ucd.ie or pdcwebb@aol.com).

    The Associate editor/Review editor can be contacted directly as follows:

    Professor Aleks Szczerbiak, Sussex European Institute, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9RG, UK.

    Email a.a.szczerbiak@sussex.ac.uk

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