About the Journal

Politikon: The IAPSS Journal of Political Science (ISSN [online] 2414-6633) is an open access, peer-reviewed academic journal published by the International Association for Political Science Students (IAPSS). The journal's primary objective is to provide a platform for emerging scholars and students to showcase their research in Political Science and related disciplines.

The journal consists of two main sections. The first section features full-length articles, research notes, and review essays, which undergo a rigorous peer-review process to ensure the highest quality of scholarly work. The second section, titled "Conversations," includes a diverse range of contributions such as interviews, conference reports, film reviews, and opinion essays, offering readers a more engaging and dynamic perspective on various topics within the field.

IAPSS Politikon is committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the field of Political Science. The journal actively encourages submissions from scholars and students from underrepresented groups, diverse backgrounds, and the Global South, recognizing the importance of amplifying voices that have traditionally been marginalized in academia. By fostering an inclusive environment, IAPSS Politikon aims to contribute to the development of a more representative and equitable field of Political Science.

The journal also welcomes critical perspectives and interdisciplinary approaches that challenge conventional thinking and push the boundaries of the discipline. By providing a space for innovative and thought-provoking research, IAPSS Politikon seeks to stimulate meaningful discussions and contribute to the advancement of Political Science.

In addition to regular submissions, IAPSS Politikon welcomes proposals for special issues that address timely and significant topics in different subfields of Political Science. Prospective guest editors are encouraged to contact the Editor-in-Chief at politikonjournal@iapss.org for more information.

For individual book reviews, interested authors should contact the Book Review section Editor at politikon.bookeditor@iapss.org.

As an open access journal, IAPSS Politikon ensures that all published articles are freely available to readers worldwide, promoting the dissemination of knowledge and fostering collaboration among scholars and students in the field of Political Science. The journal does not charge any fees for submission, processing, or publication of articles, and provides free copy-editing services to ensure the highest quality of published work. This commitment to accessibility and support for authors aims to reduce barriers and encourage participation from researchers across the globe.

Politikon benefits from IAPSS' partnerships with other established political science associations, including the International Political Science Association (IPSA) and the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR). Thanks to IAPSS' Crossref membership, each article published in IAPSS Politikon receives a unique Digital Object Identifier (DOI), ensuring easy citation and discoverability of the research. IAPSS Politikon is currently indexed in: 

Please note: Politikon: IAPSS Journal of Political Science is in no way affiliated with Politikon: South African Journal of Political Studies, SAAPS or Taylor & Francis.