Canadian Journal of Political Science
Can J Polit Sci
CJPS is the primary outlet in Canada for refereed scholarship in political science. Published quarterly, it presents articles, notes, commentaries and book reviews in English and in French. The first objective of CJPS is the publication of outstanding scholarly manuscripts on all areas of political science, including manuscripts on the history of political thought, contemporary political theory, international relations and foreign policy, governmental institutions and processes, political behaviour, public administration and public policy. Published work reflects the main methodological approaches used in the discipline; normative arguments; quantitative methods; interpretative analysis; historical and institutional studies; pluralist, statist and class analyses. In evaluating manuscripts for publication, the primary considerations are, first, whether they make a contribution to political research in general and, second, whether they will be of interest to a broad cross-section of readers than simply a narrow group of specialists in a particular subfield. This aim to publish excellent manuscripts in all major subfields of political science is accomplished mainly by the publication of scholarly articles. Research notes are another form of publication for original scholarship in all subfields. The quality and significance of all manuscripts submitted for consideration as articles or research notes are assessed through anonymous peer review. Within the framework of its role as a leading omnibus journal, CJPS has as its second objective to serve as the primary publishing outlet for innovative research on all facets of Canadian politics and government. CJPS conceives itself as having a special responsibility to publish manuscripts which have met the highest standards of scholarship and which may range in their subject matter from Canadian political thought through Canadian foreign policy, political institutions, political behaviour and public policy. Therefore, in addition to being an omnibus journal of political science, it is the omnibus journal of Canadian political science.
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