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Tracking and Political-Science Journal Accountability

April 15, 2013

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I’m usually cautious about linking to anything in the PSJR/PSR family of sites, but this strikes me as pretty interesting: a wiki devoted to tracking political-science journals. Contributors note the journal, the turnaround time, and information about what happened to the article. Despite the promulgation of end-of-year journal reports, the submission-to-review-to-outcome process remains a mystery to many. In general, more information is a good thing — especially considering how much influence peer-reviewed publications have on the allocation of status, prestige, and resources in the field.

Consider this, if you’re interested, an open thread to discuss the state of IR and political-science journals.

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Daniel H. Nexon is a Professor at Georgetown University, with a joint appointment in the Department of Government and the School of Foreign Service. His academic work focuses on international-relations theory, power politics, empires and hegemony, and international order. He has also written on the relationship between popular culture and world politics.