Academic journal article Political Research Quarterly


Academic journal article Political Research Quarterly


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Western Political Science Association

2013 Western Political Science Association Meeting

The 2013 meeting of the Western Political Science Association will be held at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood, California, from March 28 to 30. Previous announcements identified the conference hotel as the Renaissance Hotel in Hollywood. (In June, Loews Hotels & Resorts purchased the hotel.) Gary Segura, Stanford University, is serving as Program Chair for this meeting. Ange-Marie Hancock, University of Southern California (USC), is the Local Arrangements Chair. Christian Grose and Diana O'Brien, both also from USC, will be serving on the local arrangements committee. The participation form and information regarding the conference, its theme, and a list of section chairs is available on the WPSA website: The deadline for proposals is September 17, 2012.

PRQ Editor Search

The Western Political Science Association has begun a search for a new editor for the Political Research Quarterly (PRQ). The term of the current editors, Cornell Clayton and Amy Mazur, will expire on June 30, 2014. The association is seeking nominations of qualified individuals to edit the journal from July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2018. Complete information about the search is available on the association's web site at

The PRQ is a highly ranked general journal of political science, which is owned and published by the University of Utah. The journal aims to record advances in the understanding of politics in all areas by publishing scholarly articles representing the highest standards of excellence, and reflecting a full range of substantive interests, theories, and approaches defining contemporary political science. According to the Journal Citation Reports (JCR), PRQ's impact factor and rankings has risen steadily from 0.486 in 2007 (ranking it 56th out of 93 journals in political science) to 1. …

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