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.
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
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.