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The British Journal of Political Science

Our Department hosts The British Journal of Political Science (BJPolS) which is co-edited by Rob Johns, René Lindstädt and Hugh Ward from the Department along with colleagues at the University of California Riverside and Pennsylvania State University. The journal covers developments across a wide range of countries and specialisms.

Contributions are drawn from all fields of political science, including:

Articles from scholars in related disciplines (sociology, social psychology, economics and philosophy) appear frequently. With a reputation established over nearly 40 years of publication, the British Journal in Political Science (BJPolS) is widely recognised as one of the premier journals in its field.

The Brian Barry Prize - a new prize in political science

Beginning in 2014, the British Academy awards a prize in honour of Brian Barry, a distinguished Fellow of the Academy and founding editor of the journal.

The prize, valued at £2,500, is awarded annually for excellence in political science, as displayed in an essay submitted for the prize that has not been previously published and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

The first Brian Barry Prize was awarded to Dr Helder De Schutter, Professor of Social and Political Philosophy at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, and Dr Yea Ypi, Assiciate Professor of Political Theory at LSE, for their essay Mandatory Citizenship for Immigrants.

BJPolS editorial office

Jayne Daldry

Journal Administrator, British Journal of Political Science

Room 5.413, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ

Telephone +44 (0)1206 872599


More information on The British Journal of Political Science is available from Cambridge University Press and from Cambridge University Press in North America.