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World Politics Ranked First Among Peer Journals

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

World Politics, the internationally renowned quarterly journal of political science, has been ranked first (of 86 journals) in the international relations category and second (of 165 journals) in political science by the Thomson/Reuters' 2017 InCites Journal Citation Reports, which provides information about academic journals in the sciences and social sciences, including impact factors. 

According to Deborah Yashar, chair of the journal's editorial committee and professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton, "World Politics has had a longstanding commitment to publish outstanding scholarship that defines and advances the fields of comparative politics and international relations. Rich theoretical debates, original empirical material and a wide range of methodological approaches are defining qualities of the articles in our journal. We applaud the authors who have submitted their excellent work and humbly thank the many selfless reviewers who volunteer their time to support this endeavor. I am particularly honored to work with a wonderful editorial committee, board and staff who brilliantly combine unending commitment, insight, expertise and collegiality. As we approach our 70th anniversary, we are delighted by the recent rankings and their reaffirmation of the journal’s overall contribution to the field."

Founded in 1948, World Politics has been published by Cambridge University Press since 2008, and is produced under the editorial sponsorship of the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies at Princeton.

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