Call for Reviewers

The Journal of Political Science Education (JPSE) is looking for manuscript reviewers. JPSE, one of the four main journal of the American Political Science Association, publishes articles on the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL), political science instruction, reflections on teaching and the academy, and reviews of educational resources.

Manuscripts submitted to JPSE as examples of SoTL discuss empirically-based research and contain a rigorous qualitative or quantitative analysis. Political science instruction manuscripts explain how to use the pedagogical technique being described, but they do not need to include evidence of effectiveness like SoTL pieces. All submissions, regardless of topic area, need to be evaluated with a critical eye for rigor, clarity, and style. Reviewers must be willing to reject manuscripts that do not merit a revise and resubmit. They also need to complete their reviews in a timely manner.

I can say from personal experience that regularly serving as a reviewer for JPSE has inspired several of my own research projects, which in turn improved my scholarly productivity and benefited my career.

Anyone who is interested in being a reviewer should:

1. Send their name, email address, and pedagogy interests to Victor Asal, the JPSE editor-in-chief, at vasal@albany.edu.

2. Create an account with JPSE at Manuscript Central (a brief three-step process).