About The Journal for
Political, and Economic Studies
The quarterly Journal of Social, Political and Economic
Studies, which has been published regularly since 1976,
is a peer-reviewed academic journal devoted to scholarly papers
which present in depth information on contemporary issues of
primarily international interest. The emphasis is on factual
information rather than purely theoretical or historical papers,
although it welcomes an historical approach to contemporary
situations, where this serves to clarify the causal background
to present day problems.
The Journal is published by the Council for Social and
Economic Studies, P.O. Box 34143, Washington DC 20043,
USA, and is financed solely by the income from paid circulation
to university and other libraries, and to individual scholars
and members of the general public. Each Volume corresponds to
the Calendar Year, and contains upwards of 500 pages.
The General Editor, Professor Roger Pearson, and the Associate
Editor, Professor Dwight D. Murphey, are assisted by an Editorial
Advisory Committee comprising a variety of academics and experienced
Submission of Manuscripts
Qualified authors are invited to submit manuscripts for publication.
Where possible, these should be transmitted electronically to
firstname.lastname@example.org. A hard copy
may be requested if the manuscript is accepted for publication,
especially if the article contains complex tables, equations,
unusual symbols, or foreign words and linguistic symbols. Length
may vary but other than in exceptional circumstances, papers
should be between 2000 and 20,000 words.
Authors should please bear in mind that, as JSPES is a quarterly
journal, any statements and information should be such as will
still be relevant when the printed journal reaches its reader
Every endeavor is made by the editors to obtain a quick decision
from the referees, and to inform the author of their decision
within a few weeks of receiving a submission. Priority in publishing
accepted articles will be given to those most likely to be affected
by ongoing events, and where appropriate authors are usually
afforded an opportunity to update their papers before these
are sent to the printers.
Preference is given to articles providing in-depth information
about contemporary issues of interest to educated readers in
any country, rather than those which have too limited an application.
Submissions are evaluated primarily on the basis of factual
soundness, contemporary relevance, and significance. Theoretical
articles will be considered when these are based on solid data.
Articles which advocate political policies are discouraged.
Any views expressed in articles are those of the authors and
are not necessarily shared by the editors or publishers.
When submitting a manuscript electronically, please list references
in alphabetical order at the end of the article, and where possible
link footnotes electronically to the corresponding numbers inserted
in the text.
The names of books and journals should be italicized, and when
mentioned in the text for the first time should be accompanied
by the year of publication (in parentheses). All articles should
be accompanied by a bibliography listing the titles of books
and articles (in the case of articles the name of the book or
journal in which they appeared in required), the author(s) name(s),
the year of publication, and the publisher's name.
All manuscripts should be accompanied by a brief abstract and
suggested Key Words (as an aid to indexers).