Japanese Political Science Review (JPSR) is an online journal that showcases political science's premier research on all subfields of the discipline. As it is an official journal of the Japanese Political Science Association (JPSA), it welcomes original and cutting-edge contributions from JPSR members, as well as members of other political science associations with ties to the JPSA.
The first volume of the JPSR was published in 2012 under the title of Governmental Changes and Party Political Dynamics in Korea and Japan (ISBN 978-4-8332-2457-4). The JPSR became an online journal from the second volume, which was published in 2014. Thereafter, a new volume is published every two years.
Members of the JPSA, as well as overseas political science associations with official ties to the JPSA, are eligible to submit an article for free of charge. Please ask your own association or the editor-in-chief if you are unsure about eligibility. Non-members of JPSA are also welcome to submit an article, but he or she is requested to pay 5,000 yen at the time of submission, and additional 2,500 yen if the article is accepted for publication. For the details about payment, please contact the editor-in-chief. A new editorial team has been formed since October 2018. All manuscripts should be submitted to the Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Kaoru Iokibe (iokibe●j.u-tokyo.ac.jp; please replace ● to @).
Length: Manuscripts submitted for review should have no greater than 8,000 words, including all text, footnotes, references, and tables/figures. The title page and abstract do not count against this limit. For figures and tables, they should be counted as equivalent of having 360 words if occupying 1 page, and 180 words if occupying half a page.
The corresponding author must submit an anonymous manuscript with all identifying information removed. "Identifying information" includes all authors' names and affiliations, any expressions of gratitude to colleagues and/or funding agencies, and lists of presentations at conferences or invited talks. In addition, any citations to authors' unpublished work should be cited as "Author."
Manuscripts should not have been previously published or currently under submission to other journals.
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