Call for Editors

Published date01 March 2017
Date01 March 2017
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Political Research Quarterly
2017, Vol. 70(1) 239 –240
© 2016 University of Utah
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DOI: 10.1177/1065912916680210
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Western Political Science Association (WPSA) President
Julie Novkov has announced the formation of a search
committee to recommend the selection of a new editor or
editors for the Political Research Quarterly (PRQ). The
term of the current editors—Jeanette Mendez, James Scott,
and Clarissa Hayward—will expire on June 30, 2018. The
association is seeking nominations of qualified individuals
who would edit the journal from July 1, 2018, through June
30, 2022. This four-year term is renewable for a two-year
optional extension. Nominations and self-nominations are
both welcome. The WPSA encourages nominations of
women and members of ethnic minorities.
About Political Research Quarterly
Political Research Quarterly (PRQ) is a refereed scholarly
journal publishing original research in all areas of political
science. Published quarterly in association with the Western
Political Science Association (WPSA), PRQ is one of the top
ranked journals in the field. The journal publishes scholarly
research of exceptionally high merit that covers the entire
range of topics and subjects in political science, including
American politics
Comparative politics
Environmental policy and politics
Gender and sexuality
International relations
Political theory and philosophy
Public law
Public policy and public administration
Race and ethnicity
The editors are responsible for the substantive content of
the journal. This includes, but is not limited to, advancing
the journal’s mission and reputation, soliciting articles, over-
seeing the peer-review process, working with authors, con-
sulting with and managing the editorial board, and
collaborating with the publisher to increase the journal’s vis-
ibility and readership. The new editors are encouraged to
continue the journal’s efforts to reflect the methodological
and theoretical diversity of the discipline and to serve the
full range of political science scholars.
Nominations and Inquiries
Nominations and/or requests for more information should
be submitted to
Cyrus Ernesto Zirakzadeh—Chair
University of Connecticut
PRQ Editor Selection Committee
Cyrus Zirakzadeh—Chair
University of Connecticut
Val Martinez-Ebers
University of North Texas
Gary Segura
Stanford University
Richard Clucas—ex officio, non-voting member
WPSA executive director
Mark Button—ex officio, non-voting member
University of Utah
Managing editor representative
PRQ and the WPSA
PRQ, formerly the Western Political Quarterly, has
been owned and published by the University of Utah
since 1948. Since 1971, it has been a cooperative
endeavor between the University of Utah and the
WPSA. The “Memorandum of Understanding” gov-
erning this cooperative effort may be obtained by con-
tacting Cyrus Zirakzadeh (cyrus.zirakzadeh@uconn.
edu) or Richard Clucas ( Since 2007,
SAGE Publications has served as the publisher of the
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Call for Editors: 2018 through 2022

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