A Proposal for a New APSA Journal
alespierno's bookmarks 2017-11-06
"Objectives: APSA [American Political Science Association] proposes adding a new online-only open access journal to its publication portfolio. This journal will be free of all paywalls or subscription requirements, meaning that it will be accessible to anyone in the world with an Internet connection. The open access model, together with the absence of a print edition, will combine to create a barrier-free venue for the timely publication of high-quality, peer-reviewed articles, reflecting the research diversity of political science and emphasizing innovation in form, submission, review, and presentation. Such a journal will play a central role as part of the broader APSA strategy to help build and strengthen the discipline of political science in the US and abroad and to foster new developments in political science research. It will build on APSA’s premium brand and ensure that the association publishes more of the top-level research output from its members. The proposed journal is an excellent fit with the academic and professional development priorities of the association and will permit the association to respond effectively and creatively to emergent trends in higher education and the social sciences."