News Perspectives on Politics Editors’ Report 2018—19 Michael Bernhard, Editor Daniel O’N eill, Associate Editor and Book Review Editor Jennifer Boylan, Managing Editor and this 12 months’ annual document, we discuss the journal’s operation for calendar 12 months 2018 (January to December 31). The stop date marks the give up of the modern-day editorial group’s first nineteen months on the helm of Perspectives on politics. As in previous reports, we talk about the editorial and technical improvements made through the University of Florida crew and file summary information on some of the important areas which include submissions, editorial deciding, effect, and the book review all sections. The transition to the University of Florida has been completed and our operations are running well. We have a positive relationship with both the Association workplaces in Washington, DC and Cambridge University Press. We thank both organizations for his or her consistent support and suggestions. Throughout, we’ve got hit our web page budgets and all-time limits (provide or take an afternoon or) because of the diligence of the Managing Editor and our Editorial Assistants
1. We have amassed an intensive stock of conventional material with the intention to already take us properly into 2020. EDITORIAL INNOVATIONS Reinforcement of Review Process Anonymity In 2017, upon taking control of the editorial procedure, we have been bombarded with a big wide variety of pre-e-book solicitations with the aid of authors inquiring whether or not we were interested in specific articles they proposed. We believed that this undermined the double-blind system inside the article uptake procedure Specifically, due to the fact Perspectives has a particular venture as a political technology public sphere, and relies on reviewers per manuscript, we desk reject a considerable quantity of submissions for motives of healthy with the journal or out of exceptional worries. For this motive, we believe its miles vital that the identities of the authors continue to be ignorant of the editors in this section of the evaluation process. In order to place an end to writer solicitations of the editors on manuscripts and to insulate the mission of e-book reviewers from the recommendations of authors, or the volunteering of their friends or detractors, we put robust language at the 588 website discouraging authors and potential book reviewers from contacting the editors approximately their manuscripts or evaluating unique books.
2. We also mentioned this policy to all of us writing at once to us to save their article that we put a strong emphasis on the blind assessment procedure. We are glad to record that the policy has labored in as a great deal because the range of such solicitations has been appreciably reduced, even though it has now not absolutely ceased. Thematic Grouping of Articles One of the hallmarks of the magazine has been the grouping of thematically connected contributions in special issues and unique sections. We have persevered this selection. We regularly bring together these features on an advert the basis while we find that we have a wide variety of portions inside the manufacturing queue which can be in some way linked. Each trouble that we posted in 2018 contained a unique section of this sort These are summarized in table Issue 17(1) has additionally regarded and it additionally protected a unique segment on “Issues in Qualitative Research” together with pieces on the ethics of fieldwork, how to make descriptive inference, and the consequences of logical Bayesianism for qualitative social technological know-how.
3. Since taking up we’ve got additionally formalized the method of special issue and section advent within the confines of peer review by way of issuing periodic thematic requires papers. To date, we’ve Issued. ‘”Trump: Causes and Consequences” and “Celebrity and Politics. 4. Both calls have been surprisingly successful. The submissions for the Trump issue were overwhelming over a hundred manuscripts. Table the nice of the papers changed into so impressive that we are planning returned-to-again problems in 2019 (1712) and 17(three)). While the work changed into substantial, we are thrilled with the consequences. We had submissions in all four primary subfields American, Comparative, International Relations, and Theory. And a lot to our delight, the call led to collaboration by authors from extraordinary subfields. The use of a variety of various strategies is in line with our commitment to pluralism. The Celebrity and Politics unique phase has been improved by way of the work of board member Samantha Majic, who has served as a guest editor and has taken the lead in the system. While the wide variety of submissions changed into smaller, a few dozen, they were additionally very diverse in phrases of subfield and approach. The section is projected to be posted in 2020, maximum likely in difficulty 18(1). New Publicity Strategies Twitter Managing Editor Jennifer Boylan continuator controls our Twitter feed. When we first took possession of the account in 2017 we had simply underneath 1,000 fans. The present range is over 2, one hundred. Each person article, mirrored image, and e-book review special function receives its personal individual tweet. Many authors also tag us while opinions of their books appear. Facebook Page We additionally created a Facebook web page this year and use software to copy the posts to the Twitter feed here-S Its interest has a tendency to spike while we release a brand new issue or whilst we update articles. When 17(1) launched this February, the maximum reach of the Special Sections in Volume sixteen (2018) Special Section The in 16(2) sixteen (three) sixteen (four) political Science as of Digital.