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 subnational governments. It also includes a wide variety of research on subnational governments, both inside the U.S. and cross-nationally and comparatively, including on the methods and data used to study the states, field review essays, research notes, and extension/replication papers. Founded in 2000 by Chris Mooney of the University of Illinois Springfield, SPPQ is the top-ranked state politics journal in the Thomson-Reuters Journal Citation Reports©, political science category.
The editors call for manuscripts examining any aspect of political behavior, practices, institutions, and policy subnationally, 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 SPP section website here: https://www.apsanet.org/sections/sectionDetail.cfm?section=Sec22..
State Politics & Policy Quarterly (SPPQ) features studies that develop general hypotheses of political behavior and policymaking and test these hypotheses using the unique methodological advantages of the states. It also includes field review essays and a section entitled “The Practical Researcher,” which is a service-oriented feature designed to provide data, methodological, and assessment resources for those conducting research on state politics.
|Conor Dowling||University of Mississippi, USA|
|Tracy Osborn||University of Iowa, USA|
|Jonathan Winburn||University of Mississippi, USA|
|Jonah King||University of Mississippi, USA|
|Charles Barrilleaux||Florida State University, USA|
|Daniel R. Biggers||University of California, Riverside, USA|
|Nathaniel A. Birkhead||Kansas State University, USA|
|Frederick J. Boehmke||University of Iowa, USA|
|Chris W. Bonneau||University of Pittsburgh, USA|
|Daniel Bowen||The College of New Jersey, USA|
|Nadia Brown||Purdue University, USA|
|Daniel M. Butler||University of California, San Diego, USA|
|Christopher J. Clark||University North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA|
|Melody Crowder-Meyer||Davidson College, USA|
|Belinda Creel Davis||Louisiana State University, USA|
|Bruce A. Desmarais||Pennsylvania State University, USA|
|Jeff Harden||University of Notre Dame, USA|
|Jennifer Hayes Clark||University of Houston, USA|
|Shannon Jenkins||University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, USA|
|Kristin Kanthak||University of Pittsburgh, USA|
|Andrew Karch||University of Minnesota, USA|
|Jaclyn Kettler||Boise State University, USA|
|Justin H. Kirkland||University of Houston, USA|
|Rebecca J. Kreitzer||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA|
|Mary A. Kroeger||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA|
|Seth Masket||University of Denver, USA|
|Abigail A. Matthews||University at Buffalo, SUNY, USA|
|Kenneth Meier||Texas A & M University, USA|
|Jamila Michener||Cornell University, USA|
|Michael G. Miller||Barnard College, Columbia University, USA|
|Christopher Z. Mooney||University of Illinois at Chicago, USA|
|Megan Mullin||Duke University, USA|
|Michael Nelson||Pennsylvania State University, USA|
|Christopher Ojeda||University of Tennessee, USA|
|Julianna Pacheco||University of Iowa, USA|
|Janine Parry||University of Arkansas, USA|
|Julia A. Payson||New York University, USA|
|Shanna Pearson-Merkowitz||University of Rhode Island, USA|
|Justin Phillips||Columbia University, USA|
|Jessica Preece||Brigham Young University, USA|
|Tessa Provins||University of Pittsburgh, USA|
|Rene R. Rocha||University of Iowa, USA|
|Kira Sanbonmatsu||Rutgers University, USA|
|Jamil S. Scott||Georgetown University, USA|
|Charles R. Shipan||University of Michigan, USA|
|Candis Watts Smith||Pennsylvania State University, USA|
|Carol Weissert||Florida State University, USA|
|Jason Windett||Saint Louis University, USA|
|Christopher Witko||University of South Carolina, USA|
|Jennifer Wolak||University of Colorado at Boulder, USA|
|Gerald Wright||Indian University-Bloomington, USA|
|Jatia Wrighten||Virginia Commonwealth University, USA|
|Eric S. Zeemering||University of Georgia, USA|
|Christopher Z. Mooney||University of Illinois at Chicago, USA|
SPPQ publishes high quality academic studies that develop general hypotheses of political behavior and policymaking and test these hypotheses using the unique methodological advantages of the states. The editor seeks 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. Studies that deal with other sub-national units of government in the U.S. and elsewhere will also be considered for publication. All manuscripts submitted for consideration will be double-blind reviewed.
To submit your paper electronically, please visit the journal’s SAGEtrack site at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/sppq. You will need to create an account in order to submit your manuscript. If you have any questions, please contact Chris W. Bonneau and Kristin Kanthak, editors of State Politics and Policy Quarterly, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submissions should be formatted in Word file or as Latex files along with the PDF version of the submission. SPPQ follows the APSA's Style Manual for Political Science. Authors should include their email addresses in a cover letter. SPPQ does not consider manuscripts under review elsewhere, or manuscripts of greater than 40 pages including tables, references and text. For works published in SPPQ, all authors must be prepared to provide, upon request, a replication data set for analyses reported therein. Please see SPPQ’s data replication policy here: http://journals.sagepub.com/pb-assets/cmscontent/SPA/guidelines_for_preparing_replication_files.pdf.
As part of the submission process you will be asked to provide the names of peers who could be called upon to review your manuscript. Recommended reviewers should be experts in their fields and should be able to provide an objective assessment of the manuscript. Please be aware of any conflicts of interest when recommending reviewers. Examples of conflicts of interest include (but are not limited to) the below:
· The reviewer should have no prior knowledge of your submission
· The reviewer should not have recently collaborated with any of the authors
· Reviewer nominees from the same institution as any of the authors are not permitted
Please note that the Editors are not obliged to invite any recommended/opposed reviewers to assess your manuscript.
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.
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