Open Competition for a 2018 Special Issue of JEPOP: Journal of Elections, Public Opinion
Applications are invited for the editorship of a special issue of Journal of Elections, Public
Opinion and Parties (JEPOP) which will be published in February 2018 (Firstview as
articles become available) under the general supervision of the current JEPOP editorial team
and the associated editors.
In particular, for the 2018 special issue of JEPOP we are seeking proposals that focus on the
recent U.S. elections. The proposal can cover any aspects of the elections that are relevant
for the audience of JEPOP.
Proposals should be for 6-8 articles each of up to 8,000 words in length, including an editorial
introduction. The special Proposals should be concise: no longer than 2000 words. Proposals
may come from practitioners as well as academics and are equally welcome from new or
more established scholars. Proposals should include a clear account of the research theme, a
schedule of work, the names of proposed or confirmed contributors, titles and abstracts
(approx. 200 words each). Paper abstracts should include a brief description of the proposed
research questions and data of each article.
The deadline for the submission of proposals to the JEPOP Editorial Office at the
University of Exeter is 27 January 2017, email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Proposals will then
be considered by a Selection Panel, the JEPOP editors and associate editors. The successful
team will be informed by mid-February 2017.
The JEPOP editorial team will manage the editorial tasks with the guidance of the guest
editor(s) on reviewers. It is suggested that the successful team of applicants organise a
workshop to discuss drafts of the papers. A budget will be available for this workshop
(pending approval) through the journal editorial team. After the workshop, papers will be
reviewed according to normal JEPOP standards in time for final approval by the editorial
team. For February 2018 publication, final manuscripts should be proof ready by mid-
December 2017. Proposers and authors should be aware that this is a tight timetable.
The decision of the Selection Panel is final. There is no appeal. Communication on the
substance of any proposal with members of the panel will result in automatic exclusion from