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Review ProcessThe Polish Political Science Yearbook (PPSY) publishes only these paper which has received positive reviews. All papers and research reviews submitted to the PPSY are double-blind reviewed by two independent peer reviewers. If two reviews are highly different, the PPSY may ask another expert to deliver a decisive review.
The submitted paper must be written in English and it must meet formal standards (see: Instruction for Authors) and essential requirements (see: Mission). If the paper fulfils these criteria, the anonymous copy is send to two independent reviewers. The review normally takes two months, however in some cases it may be extended up to four months.
Two positive reviews are the necessary condition to publish a paper in the PPSY. Authors receive anonymous copies of reviews and they have a month to present the final version of a paper.
The final version should answer all issues mentioned by the reviewers. Rejected papers can be resubmitted to the PPSY (after essential edition) not earlier than six months after the rejection.
Instructions for ReviewersThe Polish Political Science Yearbook (PPSY) uses the standardised procedure of paper's review.
The assessment includes two stages: the initial review and the detailed review (see: Review Form). The reviewer is asked to consider a general value of submitted paper, applied standards and possible impact on the discipline. The initial review is based on a general assessment of paper's contents, including following questions:
List of ReviewersThe Polish Political Science Yearbook's Review Policy protects the highest standard of papers published in the journal. Reviewers are carefully selected on the basis of their research expertise and academic experience. Since 2016 more than 85% of them represent foreign institutions, including the most respected universities or research centres, e.g. Catholic University of Louvain, Charles University, European University Institute in Florence, Freie Universität Berlin, Leiden University, London School of Economics and Political Science, Moscow State University, New York University, Oklahoma State University, St. Francis Xavier University, Universite Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, University College London, University of Amsterdam, University of Baltimore, University of Copenhagen, University of Glasgow, University of Heidelberg, University of Lausanne, University of Leicester, University of London, University of Massachusetts, University of Oslo, University of Ottawa, University of Oxford, University of Rhode Island, University of the Witwatersrand and Uppsala University.
Since 2016, the Polish Political Science Yearbook publishes the List of Reviewers yearly. It acknowledges all scholars who contributed to the assessment of submitted papers.
PPSY Call for Papers 2017
The Polish Political Science Yearbook (PPSY) invites authors to submit papers, research reports, conference reports, review essays and book reviews to the Volume 46 of 2017. All contributions relevant to political science, international relations, public policy and security studies or Polish studies are welcomed. Before submitting a paper, please consult Instructions for Authors.
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