About This Title
Political Theory (PT), peer-reviewed and published bi-monthly, serves as the leading forum for the development and exchange of political ideas. Broad in scope and international in coverage, PT publishes articles on political theory from a wide range of philosophical, ideological and methodological perspectives. Articles address contemporary and historical political thought, normative and cultural theory, the history of ideas, and critical assessments of current work. The journal encourages essays that address pressing political and ethical issues or events.
Political Theory serves as the leading forum for the development and exchange of political ideas. The journal is broad in scope and international in coverage, with no single affiliation or orientation. Political Theory's carefully refereed articles discuss current political problematics and cast new light on historical ones. Acknowledging the emergent nature of political thought, the journal engages both major and minor figures in and about the canon of political theory, such as: Plato, Qutb, Locke, Marx, Thoreau, Arendt, and Du Bois. A partial list of areas of study includes issues such as:
- Liberalism and neoliberalism
- Cultural politics
- Politics and aesthetics
- Deliberative, agonistic, and ancient democracy
Political Theory brings you the latest research on political theory. Its international editorial board is dedicated to offering thought-provoking and stimulating scholarship in a variety of forms, including:
- Feature Articles
- Critical Responses
- Books in Review
- Review Essays
- Special-Topic Symposia
Political Theory is an international journal of political thought open to contributions from a wide range of methodological, philosophical, and ideological perspectives. Essays in contemporary and historical political thought, normative and cultural theory, history of ideas, and assessments of current work are welcome. The journal encourages essays that address pressing political and ethical issues or events.
|Joshua F. Dienstag||University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA|
|Elisabeth Ellis||University of Otago, NZ|
|Alison McQueen||Stanford University, USA|
|Davide Panagia||University of California, Los Angeles, USA|
|Nancy Luxon||University of Minnesota, USA|
|Naomi Ellis||University of California, Los Angeles, USA|
|Pierre Gagniarre||University of California, Los Angeles, USA|
|Glen Coulthard||University of British Columbia, USA|
|Juliet Hooker||Brown University, USA|
|Hélène Landemore||Yale University, USA|
|Pratap Bhanu Mehta||Political scientist based at Gurugram, India|
|Nivedita Menon||Jawaharlal Nehru University, India|
|Shalini Satkunanandan||University of California, Davis, USA|
|Elizabeth Wingrove||University of Michigan, USA|
|Paul Apostolidis||The London School of Economics and Political Science, UK|
|Shlomo Avineri||Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel|
|Lawrie Balfour||University of Virginia, USA|
|Seyla Benhabib||Yale University, USA|
|Jane Bennett||Johns Hopkins University, USA|
|Wendy Brown||University of California, Berkeley, USA|
|Terrell Carver||University of Bristol, UK|
|William E. Connolly||Johns Hopkins University, USA|
|Mary Dietz||Northwestern University, USA|
|John Dryzek||University of Canberra, Australia|
|John Dunn||Cambridge University, UK|
|Roxanne L. Euben||University of Pennsylvania, USA|
|Rainer Forst||Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany|
|Jill Frank||Cornell University, USA|
|William Galston||Brookings Institution, USA|
|Michael Gillespie||Duke University, USA|
|Jurgen Habermas||University of Frankfurt, Germany|
|Virginia Held||City University of New York, USA|
|Don Herzog||University of Michigan, USA|
|Bonnie Honig||Brown University, USA|
|George Kateb||Princeton University, USA|
|Stephen Macedo||Princeton University, USA|
|Jane Mansbridge||Harvard University, USA|
|Harvey Mansfield||Harvard University, USA|
|Lori Marso||Union College, USA|
|J. Donald Moon||Wesleyan University, USA|
|Anne Norton||University of Pennsylvania, USA|
|Aletta Norval||Anglia Ruskin University, UK|
|David Owen||University of Southampton, UK|
|Anthony Pagden||University of California, Los Angeles, USA|
|Carole Pateman||University of California, Los Angeles, USA|
|Anne Phillips||London School of Economics, UK|
|Hanna Pitkin||University of California, Berkeley, USA|
|J G A Pocock||Johns Hopkins University, USA|
|Neil Roberts||Williams College, USA|
|Melvin Rogers||Brown University, USA|
|Nancy L. Rosenblum||Harvard University, USA|
|Alan Ryan||Oxford University, UK|
|Arlene Saxonhouse||University of Michigan, USA|
|Quentin Skinner||University of London, UK|
|Rogers Smith||University of Pennsylvania, USA|
|Tracy B. Strong||University of California, San Diego, USA|
|Charles Taylor||McGill University, Canada|
|Dennis Thompson||Harvard University, USA|
|James Tully||University of Victoria, Canada|
|Michael Walzer||The Institute for Advanced Study, USA|
|Stephen K. White||University of Virginia, USA|
|Robert Paul Wolff||University of Massachusetts, USA|
|Linda Zerilli||University of Chicago, USA|
The Political Theory office will be closed from December 15th through January 3rd. The site will be closed for new submissions, though we will accept referee reports and author revisions as usual during this time.
Political Theory is an international journal of political thought open to contributions from a wide range of methodological, philosophical, and ideological perspectives. Essays in contemporary or historical political thought, normative and cultural theory, history of ideas, and assessments of current work are welcome.
Manuscripts should be no longer than 10,000 words total, including text, notes and bibliography (abstract excluded). The entire paper must be double-spaced, with one-inch margins and 12-point font. Text and notes should conform to The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition. Simple citations should appear in-text using the author-date system described in chapter 15 of CMS and refer to a bibliography that appears at the end of the manuscript. Bibliographies should not include material beyond what is cited in the article. Longer notes should appear as footnotes and should also be double-spaced in 12-point font; any citations in such notes should use the same style as in-text citations. All identifying information should be removed from the manuscript. Manuscripts that do not meet the submission standards will be returned to the author(s) for correction before being considered.
Critical responses to essays published in Political Theory will be considered on an ad hoc basis. Submissions of critical responses must be made no later than three months after the publication of the original essay. They should be no longer than 2,500 words in length, including notes and references.
How to Submit
Authors must prepare and submit two separate files to Political Theory via our website (http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/pt):
(1) One 'Main Document' which contains only your manuscript;
(2) One 'Supplementary File' that includes a title page with full contact information; a brief biographical paragraph noting current affiliation, research interests, and recent publications; an abstract of no more than 250 words; and at least four, but not more than six, keywords to facilitate electronic access. A cover letter is not required. Contact the editorial office at firstname.lastname@example.org if you encounter difficulties with your online submission.
Submission of a manuscript implies commitment to publish in the journal. Authors submitting manuscripts to the journal should not simultaneously submit them to another journal, nor should manuscripts have been published elsewhere in substantially similar form or with substantially similar content. Queries concerning what constitutes prior publication should be addressed to the editor.
As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process SAGE is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a unique and persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher, even those who share the same name, and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities, ensuring that their work is recognized.
The collection of ORCID iDs from corresponding authors is now part of the submission process of this journal. If you already have an ORCID iD you will be asked to associate that to your submission during the online submission process. We also strongly encourage all co-authors to link their ORCID ID to their accounts in our online peer review platforms. It takes seconds to do: click the link when prompted, sign into your ORCID account and our systems are automatically updated. Your ORCID iD will become part of your accepted publication’s metadata, making your work attributable to you and only you. Your ORCID iD is published with your article so that fellow researchers reading your work can link to your ORCID profile and from there link to your other publications.
Our review period averages three months, except during the summer, when the offices are open on a more limited basis.
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