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.

Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics

For those interested in publishing articles that address the relationship between politics and issues of race, ethnicity, immigration and indigeneity.

The Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics (JREP) is only three years old, but it has already published some big names in Political Science. There is a mix of co-authored and single-authored papers, but most publications seem to come from professors. The articles in this journal are all quantitative in nature and tend to look at survey data or experiments, I did see one piece that does content analysis. The articles tend to be around 25 pages long. In 2018 they did a special issue on Race, Gender and the 2016 Presidential Election. The most cited article in this journal is written by two Harvard professors and a graduate student (they are all women) and they take on a widely cited, largely accepted large general theory in the discipline.

Useful for submission

Word Count: No more than 9,000 words

Issues per year: 2

Current volume number: 3

Citation style: Parenthetical references and notes should conform to the APSA Style Manual. Authors should include full volume, issue, and page numbers for article references and page numbers for book chapters. Author’s acknowledgments or other personal notes will appear as an unnumbered note at the foot of the first page. Notes should be numbered consecutively throughout the article.

Abstract length: 200 words (or less)

Upcoming special issues (if available):

Relevant Editors: Jane Junn, University of Southern California; Cathy Cohen, University of Chicago; Dara Strolovitch, Princeton University; Vesla Weaver; Johns Hopkins

Open access?: No

Online: Yes

Bibliography (articles in journal consulted for this review):

Gay, Claudine, Jennifer Hochschild, and Ariel White. “Americans’ Belief in Linked Fate: Does the Measure Capture the Concept?.” Journal of Race, Ethnicity and Politics 1.1 (2016): 117-144.

Nteta, Tatishe M., Jesse H. Rhodes, and Melinda R. Tarsi. “Conditional Representation: Presidential Rhetoric, Public Opinion, and the Representation of African American Interests.” Journal of Race, Ethnicity and Politics 1.2 (2016): 280-315.


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 March 20, 2019 in Political Science Journals, Race Studies Journals, Social Science Journals.