ECPR News

ECPR News

January 2019

The ECPR’s new Open Access journal PRX is OPEN for submissions!

We’re delighted to announce that our new Gold Open Access journal Political Research Exchange, published in association with Routledge Taylor & Francis, is now open for submissions. The journal, edited by Alexandra Segerberg (Stockholm University, right) and Simona Guerra (University of Leicester, left) offers a dynamic platform to advance research, innovation and debate.

PRX seeks to publish significant contributions from all fields, including comparative politics, international politics/international relations, political communication, political sociology, political thought, public administration, and interdisciplinary work with a predominantly political dimension.

Speaking to ECPR as the submissions page went live, the editors told us:

‘The PRX project is inspiring because it combines open scholarship grounded in the academic community with the power of a major publisher. This makes it possible to build on the key values and integrity of political research at its best while bringing scholarly communication more firmly into the process – from leveraging the digital format to underpin analysis, to implementing fairness mechanisms such as triple-blind peer review, to making quality research swiftly and broadly available. This is an important project, and we’re looking forward to working with the ECPR and Routledge to develop its immense potential.’

As a gold OA journal, PRX will charge an article publishing charge (APC) to authors once an article has been accepted for publication. For 2019, all authors will be eligible to publish OA in PRX with a waived APC. This means all authors can publish in the journal for free until the end of the year!

Read the instructions for authors for further information about how to prepare your manuscript for submission here.

Submit your paper here.

February 2018

ECPR members elect new Executive Committee

The following candidates have been duly elected to the ECPR’s Executive Committee to serve the term 1 May 2018 – 30 April 2024:

Giliberto Capano, Università di Bologna

David Farrell, University College Dublin

Oddbjørn Knutsen, Universitetet i Oslo

Petra Meier, Universiteit Antwerpen

Thomas Saalfeld, University of Bamberg

Sabine Saurugger, Sciences Po Grenoble

 

Following the ECPR’s electoral rules, the election took place over three successive stages: nomination, endorsement and voting; and was presided over by Senior Returning Officer, Thomas Poguntke, University of Düsseldorf. A total of twelve eligible nominations were received for the six available places and then put forward to the endorsement stage. All twelve received sufficient endorsemets to go through to final voting. The six elected candidates will join the six ongoing members of the Executive Committee to serve under the Chairmanship of Kris Deschouwer, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, for the next three years. The full Executive Committee for the term 2018–2021, will therefore be:

 

Giliberto Capano, Università di Bologna

Maurizio Carbone, University of Glasgow

Kris Deschouwer, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

David Farrell, University College Dublin

Mary Farrell, Plymouth University, UK

Reuven Y. Hazan, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Oddbjørn Knutsen, Universitetet i Oslo

Petri Koikkalainen, University of Lapland

Petra Meier, Universiteit Antwerpen

Thomas Saalfeld, University of Bamberg

Sabine Saurugger, Sciences Po Grenoble

Anna M. Sroka, University of Warsaw