Submission Preparation ChecklistAs part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- The submission is made via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and includes at least two files (COVER PAGE and ANONYMIZED MANUSCRIPT).
- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it under consideration by another journal.
- The submission files are in MS Word format (and if one or more appendices are in another format, an explanation has been provided in the submission e-mail).
- The author(s) of the manuscript do not have another manuscript under evaluation in this journal at the time of submission.
- The text follows the guidelines specified in the Paper Submission Guidelines.
We accept full-length research papers between 5.000 and 8.000 (without references and appendices).
Full-length research papers are comprehensive and in-depth academic papers that present original research findings and contribute to the scholarly literature in a particular field. These articles typically follow a standardized format and provide a detailed description of the research question, methodology, data analysis, and results. They are designed to communicate the findings of rigorous and significant research to other scholars in the field.
Research papers are well-suited for making comprehensive conceptual or theoretical contributions. These contributions involve introducing new frameworks, models, paradigms, or theories that reshape the understanding of a particular phenomenon in the field. Research papers offer the space and depth needed to thoroughly explain and explore these new concepts. The paper would typically include a detailed literature review to contextualize the new concept within the existing knowledge landscape, an extensive explanation of the concept's underlying principles, and possibly examples or empirical evidence to support its applicability. Theoretical contributions made in research papers often have the potential to significantly influence the direction of the field and guide future research endeavors.
A typical full-length research papers consists of an introduction that provides background information on the topic and outlines the research problem. The literature review section follows, which provides a comprehensive summary of the existing research and how the present study contributes to it. The methodology section describes the research design, sample selection, data collection methods, and statistical analysis techniques used to examine the research question.
A research note is a short academic article (between 2.500 and 5.000 words) that presents a concise and focused contribution to the scholarly literature. It typically communicates new findings, insights, or methods that are not substantial enough to warrant a full-length research article but are nonetheless valuable to share with the research community.
A research note typically follows a standardized format, including an introduction that provides background and context for the research question, a brief literature review, a description of the methods used to collect and analyze data, a summary of the findings, and a conclusion that discusses the implications and limitations of the research.
In addition to communicating findings, research notes can also introduce new concepts, albeit in a more compact manner compared to research papers. They often highlight novel ideas, emerging trends, or preliminary frameworks that offer fresh perspectives to the scholarly community. These conceptual contributions might not be fully developed theories but can lay the groundwork for further exploration. Research notes are particularly valuable for quickly sharing innovative concepts and sparking interest among researchers. However, due to the limited length, the elaboration on the new concept might be more concise than in a research paper.
A review essay is a type of essay (between 1.500 and 3.000 words) that combines a critical analysis of one or more books, with broader discussions and reflections on relevant themes, topics, or issues. In a review essay, the writer not only provides a detailed assessment of the works under review but also uses them as a starting point for exploring larger questions, debates, or cultural trends.
A review essay typically begins with an introduction that provides context for the works being reviewed and previews the main arguments or themes that the writer will explore in the essay. The body of the essay consists of a detailed analysis of the works themselves, including an assessment of their strengths and weaknesses, as well as any broader implications they may have.
A book review is a critical analysis and evaluation of a book's content and merits. The purpose of a book review is to provide readers with an understanding of the book's subject matter, themes, and arguments, as well as the author's writing style and approach. A book review typically includes a summary of the book's main ideas, followed by an evaluation of its strengths and weaknesses.
A good book review:
- is between 500 and 1000 words in length;
- provides a balanced and thoughtful analysis of the book being reviewed;
- provides an overview of the book's content, including a summary of the main ideas, themes, and arguments presented by the author;
- includes an evaluation of the book's strengths and weaknesses, discussing the book's methodology, its contribution to the field, or any other relevant factors;
- offers a critique of the book's arguments and ideas, and may include a discussion of any counterarguments or alternative perspectives that the author did not address.
In addition to full-length research articles and book reviews, IAPSS Politikon accepts material submitted in the form of interviews, pedagogical discussions, film commentaries, conference/workshop reports, and summary reports on research projects for “Conversations”, a non-peer-reviewed section.
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