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% immediately rejected last year
10% imm. rejected
Articles published last year
49 articles
Manuscripts received last year
181 manuscripts
Open access status
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Aims and Scope

Political parties are intrinsic to every democratic political system, and with the dramatic changes that regularly sweep the political landscape, the study of their function and form is one of the most dynamic areas within contemporary scholarship. Party Politics is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the study of this integral component within political science.

This major international journal provides a forum for the analysis of political parties, including their historical development, structure, policy programmes, ideology, electoral and campaign strategies, and their role within the various national and international political systems of which they are a part.

Latest review

First review round: 12.6 weeks. Overall rating: 5 (excellent). Outcome: Accepted.

Very fast review process and expectations were made very clear by the Reviewers and Editor. The reviews were deservedly critical but helpful for revisions. A great, professional experience.