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Word limits in political science journals

Journal Long article Short article Review Impact factor
American Journal of Political Science 10,000 words 5.22
Public Administration Review 8,000 words 3,000 words 4.59
International Organization 14,000 words 8,000 words 14,000 words 4.52
International Security 15,000 words 4.13
Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 12,000 words 3.91
Governance 9,000 words 3.83
European Journal of Political Research 10,000 words 5,000 words 5,000 words 3.58
Political Geography 11,000 words 3.50
Journal of Conflict Resolution 11,000 words 3.49
British Journal of Political Science 10,000 words 4,000 words 12,000 words 3.33
Leadership Quarterly 15,000 words 10,000 words 3.31
American Political Science Review 12,000 words 4,000 words 3.25
World Politics 12,500 words 12,500 words 3.25
Global Environmental Politics 8,000 words 5,000 words 3.24
Food Policy 10,000 words 3.11
Journal of Democracy 6,500 words 3.05
Socio-Economic Review 10,000 words 3.02
Journal of European Public Policy 8,000 words 5,000 words 2.99
International Affairs 9,000 words 2.95
Comparative Political Studies 12,000 words 2.92
Public Administration 9,000 words 2.87
Policy Studies Journal 10,000 words 2.83
Political Psychology 9,000 words 2.78
Political Communication 30 pages 2.74
Regulation & Governance 11,000 words 6,000 words 2.73
Security Dialogue 10,000 words 2.71
Environmental Politics 8,000 words 2.69
Review of International Organizations No information 2.69
New Political Economy 8,000 words 2.60
Political Analysis 30 pages 3,000 words 2.59
Post-Soviet Affairs 10,000 words 2.58
West European Politics 8,000 words 3,000 words 2.54
European Journal of International Relations 12,000 words 2.54
Review of International Political Economy 12,000 words 2.53
Democratization 9,000 words 2.50
International Journal of Press-Politics 8,000 words 2.47
Journal of Peace Research 10,000 words 6,000 words 5,000 words 2.42
Journal of Political Philosophy 10,000 words 2.36
Party Politics 8,000 words 4,000 words 2.32
Cooperation and Conflict 8,000 words 2.32
Health Policy 4,500 words 7,000 words 2.29
Comparative European Politics 8,000 words 2.29
China Quarterly 9,000 words 4,000 words 2.28
International Studies Quarterly 12,000 words 8,000 words 2.15
Quarterly Journal of Political Science No limit 2.13
Journal of Politics 35 pages 10 pages 2.10
JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies 8,500 words 5,000 words 2.09
Review of International Studies 12,000 words 2.07
Territory, Politics, Governance 10,000 words 2.02
Public Opinion Quarterly 6,500 words 3,000 words 2.00
Politics & Society 12,000 words 1.98
Urban Affairs Review 12,000 words 5,600 words 1.89
European Union Politics 9,000 words 2,000 words 1.88
Political Behavior 35 pages 1.88
Critical Social Policy 8,000 words 1.84
Chinese Journal of International Politics 20,000 words 1.81
Security Studies 15,000 words 1.78
Social Science Research No information 1.77
European Political Science Review 10,000 words 1.75
Journal of Youth Studies 8,000 words 1.72
Political Studies 10,000 words 1.71
International Theory 12,000 words 1.67
Social Indicators Research No information 1.65
Terrorism and Political Violence 10,000 words 1.64
Perspectives on Politics 12,000 words 1.64
Politics & Gender 12,000 words 1.64
International Studies Review 15,000 words 10,000 words 1.63
Government and Opposition 10,000 words 1.60
Conflict Management and Peace Science 10,000 words 1.60
Violence Against Women 35 pages 1.59
Journal of Contemporary China 10,000 words 1.57
British Journal of Politics & International Relations 8,000 words 1.54
Political Research Quarterly 10,000 words 1.52
Local Government Studies 8,000 words 1.44
State Politics & Policy Quarterly 40 pages 1.43
Social Policy & Administration 8,000 words 1.42
Millennium: Journal of International Studies 9,000 words 5,000 words 1.42
Studies In Conflict & Terrorism 12,000 words 1.42
International Journal of Public Opinion Research 30 pages 3,500 words 1.42
Journal of Refugee Studies 8,000 words 1.40
Publius: The Journal of Federalism 10,000 words 1.39
Foreign Policy Analysis 11,000 words 6,000 words 1.39
Comparative Politics 12,000 words 6,000 words 1.38
Political Quarterly 5,000 words 1.34
International Political Science Review 8,000 words 6,000 words 6,000 words 1.32
Legislative Studies Quarterly 10,000 words 1.30
Washington Quarterly 5,000 words 1.26
Journal of Public Policy 8,000 words 1.26
Philosophy & Public Affairs 12,000 words 1.25
European Journal of Political Economy No information 1.25
Citizenship Studies 8,000 words 1.24
Journal of Urban Affairs 35 pages 1.23
Global Governance 8,000 words 1.22
German Politics 8,000 words 1.21
Electoral Studies 10,000 words 6,000 words 1.20
Journal of Theoretical Politics 7,000 words 1.17
Parliamentary Affairs 7,000 words 8,000 words 1.16
Journal of European Integration 8,000 words 1.16
American Politics Research 25 pages 10 pages 1.09
Public Choice 10,000 words 1.06
Political Studies Review 8,000 words 3,000 words 5,000 words 1.00
Social Science Journal 25 pages 10 pages 1.00
Irish Political Studies 9,000 words 0.85
British Politics 9,000 words 5,000 words 0.85
International Interactions 11,000 words 6,000 words 0.84
Europe-Asia Studies 12,000 words 0.84
Social Justice Research No information 0.83
Higher Education Policy 7,000 words 0.82
East European Politics and Societies 10,000 words 0.82
European Political Science 7,000 words 0.81
Political Theory 8,000 words 0.79
International Journal of Social Welfare 6,000 words 0.76
Swiss Political Science Review 10,000 words 0.74
Acta Politica 8,000 words 0.74
Politics and Religion 9,000 words 4,500 words 0.61
Scandinavian Political Studies 9,000 words 4,000 words 3,000 words 0.45
Rationality and Society 10,000 words 0.44
Political Science Quarterly 40 pages 0.43
International Journal of Conflict and Violence 6,000 words 0.28
Journal of Experimental Political Science 4,000 words 1,000 words NA
Political Science Research and Methods 9,000 words 4,000 words NA
Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties 8,000 words 4,000 words NA
Political Research Exchange 12,000 words 8,000 words 12,000 words NA
Representation 8,000 words 4,000 words NA
East European Politics 10,000 words NA
The Journal of Legislative Studies 7,000 words 4,000 words 7,000 words NA
PS: Political Science and Politics 3,650 words NA
Journal of Information Technology & Politics No limit NA

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Acknowledgements

Thanks to Juraj Medzihorsky.

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