APSA Announces New Editorial Team for the American Political Science Review

Washington, D.C. – June 1, 2016 – The American Political Science Association (APSA) has announced a new editorial team for The American Political Science Review (APSR)—the oldest and most prestigious political science journal in the world. After an intensive search for the next editorial team, APSA selected a team led by Thomas König of the University of Mannheim who will be supported by six associate editors from  the University of Mannheim, the University of Bremen, and the London School of Economics and Political Science.

“The APSA is an international organization—in our membership, research topics, students, and public connections—and we are delighted to have an APSR editorial team that will deepen and broaden our networks around the world,” said Jennifer Hochschild, APSA president. “Thomas König and his colleagues bring a mix of areas of expertise, philosophical frameworks, and methodologies, and they are already developing plans and innovations. I look forward to seeing the results.”

The editorial team is comprised of seven notable political scientists who specialize in different subfields and methodological perspectives of political science.  In addition, the new editorial board has more than 80 political scientists from all over the world.

“We are keenly aware of the enormous responsibility we are taking on,” says lead editor Thomas König of University of Mannheim. “We are, however, eager to meet this challenge, and are extremely grateful for the support and confidence expressed in our editorial team by the APSA Council on behalf of the thousands of APSA members.”

“The APSR is the top-ranked journal in political science and we have been fortunate to have had several outstanding editors,” said Steven Rathgeb Smith, APSA executive director. “The new editorial team follows in this excellent editorial tradition of high quality articles and a rigorous peer-review process.  The new team is also committed to introducing innovations in format and the review process to ensure that that the journal remains responsive to the discipline.”

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