The rapid spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the COVID-19 disease it causes represents a massive challenge for individuals, societies, and governments around the world. This pandemic affects every aspect of our lives. Social science can contribute to our understanding of best responses to this pandemic as well as the consequences of it for a wide range of outcomes.
The Journal of Experimental Political Science encourages submissions of 2000 words or less for rapid review on topics directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic. That is, we are interested in research that can directly increase understanding of responses to and consequences of the pandemic rather than using COVID-19 to study some unrelated question (though such research may well be important and can be submitted through the regular review process). While we will consider any type of submission, we particularly encourage registered reports (see our FAQ on registered reports). The peer review process will be completed in no more than two weeks from submission.
If you wish to submit a paper for this special call, please indicate “COVID-19 Rapid Review” in the title of your submission. The editorial team will make a determination of whether to implement rapid review, desk reject or suggest the regular review process for papers that do not fit the rapid review criteria.
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The Journal of Experimental Political Science features cutting-edge research that utilizes experimental methods or experimental reasoning based on naturally occurring data. We define experimental methods broadly: research featuring random (or quasi-random) assignment of subjects to different treatments in an effort to isolate causal relationships in the sphere of politics. JEPS embraces all of the different types of experiments carried out as part of political science research, including survey experiments, laboratory experiments, field experiments, lab experiments in the field, natural and neurological experiments.