From the Editors

Date01 June 2021
AuthorDavide Panagia,Joshua Foa Dienstag,Elisabeth Ellis,Nancy Luxon
Published date01 June 2021
Subject MatterEditorial
Political Theory
2021, Vol. 49(3) 351 –353
© The Author(s) 2021
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DOI: 10.1177/00905917211002342
From the Editors
This issue marks the first to be published by a new team of coeditors: Joshua Foa
Dienstag (UCLA), Elisabeth Ellis (University of Otago), and Davide Panagia
(UCLA). Joining us as assistant editors are Stephen Cucharo and Rachel
Forgash, both graduate students at UCLA, where the journal will be housed for
the next three years. We are delighted to say that Nancy Luxon (University of
Minnesota, Twin Cities) will be continuing as book review editor.
We are enormously grateful to receive the journal in excellent condition
from Lawrie Balfour and her consulting editors, Jill Frank and Lori Marso, as
well as the many distinguished political theorists who have preceded her as
editor. On behalf not only of ourselves but of the field for which this journal
has long served as a flagship, we want to offer our thanks to Professor Balfour
and her team for a job done tremendously well.
We also want to thank SAGE Press and the Executive Editorial Committee
for trusting us in these new roles. We also particularly thank Paul Apostolidis
(UCL), whose term on the Executive Editorial Committee has come to an
end, and welcome Hélène Landemore (Yale) to take his place.
One sign of the journal’s success is that the job of editor has now become
too big for any one person to handle alone. Political Theory receives over 300
submissions per year, or nearly one per day. In order to give each manuscript
the attention it deserves, as well as to maintain familiarity with a field that has
become broader and more diverse, we wanted to assemble a team of editors.
While even a larger team could not have expertise on every submission, we
hope to be able to share responsibilities in a way that benefits our authors and
readers. Our editorial process, however, will remain much the same as in the
past: one of the three editors will be responsible for each submission—from
submission to publication—consulting with the team after the receipt of ref-
eree reports and on all publishing decisions. The team structure also allows
us to more easily deal with potential conflicts of interest by excluding the
relevant editors from considering any manuscript that may raise such issues.
As Political Theory approaches its fiftieth year, it now publishes on a
broader and more diverse set of topics and texts than it did in the past. Not
just the boundaries of the field but its core methods and commitments have
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