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Call for Applications to Edit International Political Sociology

The Publications Committee of the International Studies Association (ISA) and the Executive Committee will make a recommendation to the ISA Governing Council regarding the assignment of editorial duties for International Political Sociology (IPS) ( at the 2021 annual meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. The individual or team selected to serve as editor(s) of IPS will hold that position for a five-year term January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2026. There will also be some transitional duties during late 2021.

The lead editor(s) should hold secure positions (typically tenured rank or the equivalent) at an academic institution and receive a measure of support from their home institution for their editorial tasks. IPS’s subvention from ISA for expenses related to running the journal are $40,000 per year. Guidelines for preparing a proposal, framing a budget, and frequently asked questions can be found on the ISA website, The proposal should include a statement of the editorial teams’ vision for the management and improvement of the journal, a statement about what role different members of the editorial team will play, a description of resources to be provided by the editors’ universities, letters of support from relevant authorities at editorial teams’ universities confirming their commitment to provide resources, a budget, and CVs for the proposed editor(s).

The Publications Committee will review all proposals meeting essential criteria. The committee will begin reviewing proposals on 8/31. Applications received by that date will receive the fullest consideration. The Publications Committee must forward its recommendations to the ISA Executive Committee by November 30, 2020.

Questions about the process of selecting the editor(s), or the editorial duties involved, may be addressed to the Chair of the Publications Committee, Michael Colaresi, at Applications from individuals or editorial teams will be considered. Applications should be submitted through email to, with all materials combined into a single pdf bookmarked document. Candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. ISA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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