Reviews of Peer-Reviewed Journals in the Humanities and Social Sciences

We give you the scuttlebutt on academic journals—aiding you in selecting the right journal for publication—in reviews that are sometimes snarky, sometimes lengthy, always helpful. Written by Princeton University graduate students and Wendy Laura Belcher.

Politics, Groups, and Identities

For those interested in publishing articles that explore the politics of race, gender, ethnicity, religion, class and other dimensions of identity and structural disadvantage.

“Politics, Groups, and Identities is an official journal of the Western Political Science Association.” Titles of articles often mention a marginalized identity group (gay people, women, Native Americans, Blacks etc.). There is a particular attention to intragroup heterogeneity that is uncommon in other journals. Articles often use an intersectional approach to their analysis. PGI also accepts essays and includes dialogue sections. Articles tend to be authored by political scientists and essays are a bit more open to field.

Useful for submission

Word Count: No more than 8,750 words

Issues per year: 4

Current volume number: 7

Citation style: Chicago Author-date

Abstract length: 200 words

Upcoming special issues (if available):

Relevant Editors: Nadia Brown, Purdue University, USA; Valeria Sinclair-Chapman, Purdue University, USA

Open access?: No

Online: Yes

Bibliography (articles in journal consulted for this review):

Go, Min Hee. “Does Christopher Chen vote more than Shu-Wei Chen? The cost of ethnic retention among Asian American voters.” Politics, Groups, and Identities 6.4 (2018): 553-575.

Whitesell, Anne. “Interest groups and social media in the age of the Twitter president.” Politics, Groups, and Identities 7.1 (2019): 219-230.

About Wendy Belcher

Associate Professor, Princeton University, Department of Comparative Literature and the Center for African American Studies. Author of Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success. Instructor of Deep Reading Journals as Publishing Praxis.


This entry was posted on February 24, 2019 in Political Science Journals, Social Science Journals.