Call for Papers: Journal of Political Science Education (JPSE) 20 Year Anniversary

Vol 20, Issue 1, 2024.

JPSE was launched in 2005 under the editorship of John Ishiyama and Marijke Breuning in response to the need for a forum focused on research and ideas relating to political science pedagogy. Over the last two decades the journal has become a leading venue for the publication of scholarship that informs political science teaching and learning practices. During that time, the profession has seen significant changes, including a growing level of internationalisation and greater cross-country research collaborations.

In this call for papers, we seek to reflect on how the teaching of political science has evolved over the last two decades and to identify areas of priority for the two decades to come. We encourage papers representing diverse voices across the discipline.  In particular, we welcome papers that seek to address the following questions:

  • What have been the most impactful changes in political science teaching in the past two decades?
  • How can political science scholars best demonstrate the impact of their teaching practice on learning?
  • What progress has been made to diversify the political science profession and what more needs to be done in graduate-level education to achieve this goal?
  • How will the increasing availability of big data change the teaching of political science over the next two decades?
  • What are the key gaps in teaching and learning questions that need to be addressed in the field?
  • What should be the core learning objectives in undergraduate and graduate political science curriculums?
  • What role should political science education play in challenging populism, growing authoritarianism and promoting democracy?

Submission guidelines

Initial abstracts of 300 words should be submitted by email to the JPSE Managing Editor, Rita Kettani Christiansen (, by 23rd January 2023. The editors will review abstracts and follow-up with authors by 3rd February 2023.

Scholars invited to submit a full paper at this point, of 4,000-6,000 words will be expected to deliver a first draft of their paper by 1st June 2023.

Finalised versions of papers are expected to be completed by 31 October 2023.

An invitation to submit a full paper does not guarantee publication. All papers will be subject to the peer review process.

The completed special edition will be published as the first issue of volume 20 in March 2024 to mark the 20th anniversary of the journal.

Please contact Charity Butcher ( or Alasdair Blair ( if you have any further questions.

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