The International Journal of Press/Politics
Share

The International Journal of Press/Politics

2015 Impact Factor: 1.979
2015 Ranking: 18/163 in Political Science | 10/79 in Communication
2016 Release of Journal Citation Reports, Source: 2015 Web of Science Data

Editor
Rasmus Kleis Nielsen Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford, UK


eISSN: 19401620| ISSN: 19401612|Current volume: 21|Current issue: 3 Frequency: Quarterly

The International Journal of Press/Politics (IJPP) is an interdisciplinary journal for the analysis and discussion of the role of the press and politics in a globalized world. The Journal publishes theoretical and empirical research which analyzes the linkages between the news media and political processes and actors.

IJPP’s articles cover a wide range of topics, including the following:

  • Press and political institutions (e.g. the state, government, political parties, social movements, unions, interest groups, business)
  • Politics of media coverage of social and cultural issues (e.g. race, language, health, environment, gender, nationhood, migration, labor)
  • Dynamics and effects of political communication (e.g. election campaigning, advocacy, grassroots mobilization, political advertising, lobbying)
  • Politics and media systems
  • Relation between politics and journalistic practice

The Journal also publishes comparative, cross-national research from various theoretical and methodological approaches across the social sciences. It features long and short research articles, commentary on pedagogy and current news headlines from around the world, and a book review section.


The International Journal of Press/Politics is an interdisciplinary journal for the analysis and discussion of the role of the press and politics in a globalized world. The Journal is interested in theoretical and empirical research on the linkages between the news media and political processes and actors. Special attention is given to the following subjects: the press and political institutions (e.g. the state, government, political parties, social movements, unions, interest groups, business), the politics of media coverage of social and cultural issues (e.g. race, language, health, environment, gender, nationhood, migration, labor), the dynamics and effects of political communication (e.g. election campaigning, advocacy, grassroots mobilization, political advertising, lobbying), politics and media systems, and the relation between politics and journalistic practice. The Journal encourages comparative, cross-national research from various theoretical and methodological approaches across the social sciences. It features long and short research articles, commentary on pedagogy and current news headlines from around the world, and a book review section.

Editorial Assistant
Editorial Board
Toril Aalberg Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Matthew Baum Harvard University, USA
Geoffrey Baym University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Lance Bennett University of Washington, US
Rodney Benson New York University, USA
Michael X. Delli Carpini University of Pennsylvania, USA
Andrew Chadwick Royal Holoway, UK
Catherine M. Conaghan Queens University, Canada
Simon Cottle Cardiff School of Journalism, UK
James Curran Goldsmiths-University of London, UK
Claes de Vreese University of Amsterdam
Frank Esser University of Zurich, Switzerland
Dan Hallin University of California, San Diego, US
Christina Holtz-Bacha University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Sallie Hughes University of Miami
Risto Kunelius University of Tampere, Finland
Ana Langer University of Glasgow
Regina G. Lawrence Louisiana State University, US
Steven Livingston George Washington University, US
Philippe Maarek Université Paris, France
Paolo Mancini Università di Perugia, Italy
Duncan McCargo University of Leeds, UK
Brigitte Nacos Columbia University, US
Ralph Negrine The University of Sheffield
Matthew C. Nisbet Northeastern University, USA
Pippa Norris Harvard University, USA
Hillel Nossek College of Management, Israel
Sarah Oates University of Glasgow, UK
Henrik Örnebring Karlstads Universitet, Sweden
Barbara Pfetsch Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Mauro Porto Tulane University
Markus Prior Princeton University, US
Arvind Rajagopal New York University, USA
Angela Romano Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Naomi Sakr University of Westminster, UK
Tamir Schaefer Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Michael Schudson Columbia University, USA
James Stanyer Loughborough University, UK
Janet Steele George Washington University, US
Jesper Strömbäck Mid Sweden University, Sweden
Talia Stroud University of Texas, Austin
Keyan Tomaselli University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Howard Tumber City University London, UK
Katrin Voltmer University of Leeds
Silvio Waisbord George Washington University, USA
Stefaan Walgrave University of Antwerp, Belgium
Herman Wasserman Rhodes University, South Africa
Gadi Wolfsfeld Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Guobin Yang University of Pennsylvania, USA
Yuezhi Zhao Simon Fraser University, Canada
Book Review Editor
Cristian Vaccari Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
  • CSA Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
  • ComAbstracts
  • ComIndex
  • EBSCO: Communication Abstracts
  • International Political Science Abstracts
  • PAIS International
  • ProQuest: CSA Sociological Abstracts
  • Scopus
  • Social SciSearch
  • Social Sciences Citation Index (Web of Science)
  • Social Services Abstracts
  • Thomson Reuters: Current Contents - Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences
  • Wilson Social Sciences Index Retrospective
  • Notes for Contributors

    1. The editor invites submissions that examine research topics located at the intersection between press/news/journalism and political actors and processes. The Journal will consider only one submission from the same lead author every three years.
    2. Contributions should be submitted through http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ijpp. Book reviews should be approximately between 600 and 1,000 words long and should be sent to Cristian Vaccari at cristian.vaccari@rhul.ac.uk.
    3. Longer articles are about 6,000-8,000 words, focused on original research, and subject to a rigorous process of double blind peer review.
    4. Shorter articles are about 2,000-3,000 words, covering pedagogy, current events, new developments, or topical controversies.
    5. Articles submitted to the journal should be original contributions and should not be under consideration for any other publication at the same time; any exceptions should be clearly indicated at the time of submission.
    6. Manuscripts should be double-spaced throughout, including notes and references. An abstract of no more than 250 words, a short biography of 50-100 words, keywords, and an estimated word count should be included on the front cover sheet. The cover should give the complete address (including telephone, fax, and e-mail) of the author to whom proofs and correspondence should be sent. A style sheet following APSA guidelines is available from the editor.
    7. References cited in the text should read: (Patterson 1993:63-4) or (Brown and Smith 1985). Use et al. when citing a work by more than two authors: (Brown et al. 1991). Letters (Brown 1990a, 1990b) distinguish citations of different works by the same author in the same year. Please note that newspaper articles, interviews, and personal communications should be cited as endnotes, not references. All references cited in the text should be listed alphabetically and presented in full, double-spaced after the notes, using the following styles:
      1. Articles in journals:
        1. Jamieson, Kathleen H. 1993. "The First Amendment is Alive and Well." Political Communication 10(1):3-8.
      2. Chapters in books:
        1. McQuail, Denis. 1994. "The Influence and Effects of Mass Media." In Media Power in Politics, ed. Doris A Graber. 3rd Edition. Washington, DC: CQ Press.
      3. Books:
        1. Petterson, Thomas E. 1993. Out of Order. New York: Knopf.
    8. Endnotes presenting explanatory or technical material should be used sparingly. Newspaper articles, interviews, and personal communications should be cited as endnotes. Notes should be indicated by consecutive numbers in the text and printed double-spaced on a page at the end of the text.
    9. Titles and section heads should be clear and brief. Lengthy quotations (exceeding 40 words) should be displayed, indented double-spaced in the text. American spellings should be used. Indicate italic type by underlining.
    10. Each table and figure should be printed on a separate sheet at the end. Their space in the text should be indicated by the words [Table X about here]. Tables and figures should have short, descriptive titles. Source(s) should be typed below the tables. Column headings should clearly define the data presented. Camera-ready artwork for all figures must be supplied.
    11. Permissions: Authors are responsible for obtaining copyright for any illustrations, tables, figures, or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere.
    12. Proofs: If accepted for publication, authors will receive proofs of their articles to ensure that the printed version coincides with the manuscript accepted. Articles cannot be rewritten at proof stage. Authors will receive one complimentary copy of the issue.
    13. Copyright: Before publication, authors are requested to assign copyright to Sage Publications; they retain their right to reuse the material in other publications, written or edited by themselves, with first publication credit to the journal.

    Please select a format:

    Individual Subscription, Print Only


    Institutional Backfile Purchase, E-access (Content through 1998)


    Institutional Subscription, E-access


    Institutional Subscription, Print Only


    Institutional Subscription, Combined (Print & E-access)


    Institutional Subscription & Backfile Lease, E-access Plus Backfile (All Online Content)


    Institutional Subscription & Backfile Lease, Combined Plus Backfile (Current Volume Print & All Online Content)


    Individual, Single Print Issue


    Institutional, Single Print Issue