Deutsche Vereinigung für Politikwissenschaft

Call for Proposals: PVS Special Issue 2020

Call for Proposals
PVS Special Issue 2020

German Political Science Quarterly (PVS) is the German journal of Political Science co-produced by the German Association for Political Science (DVPW) and Springer VS. Published four times a year, the journal presents contributions from all areas and sub-areas of Political Science by, and for, the political science community in Germany and internationally.
The editorial board of PVS is inviting proposals for a special issue in 2020, preferably in English language. Special issues should be devoted to a theme of general interest to the discipline, relevant across different regions and subfields. Prospective guest editors of a special issue should submit proposals to by 31 July 2018.
Special issues should consist of a substantial editorial introduction (of max. 5000 words) plus six to eight articles of 7000–8500 words each that conform to PVS' submission criteria.

All proposals should include the following:
1. Outline of theme
2. Rationale in terms of theoretical significance, timeliness and general interest to the discipline.
3. Abstracts (250 words) of the proposed articles (six to eight articles and editorial introduction)
4. Very brief author biographies for authors and editors.

Prospective guest editors will be informed whether their proposal has been accepted by September 2018.

Guest editors will be responsible for ensuring the articles are submitted online by an agreed deadline in accordance with PVS' submission guidelines. The PVS editorial board will be responsible for arranging double-blind peer review of the articles.

Queries relating to special issues should be directed to Michèle Knodt, Editor in Chief, and Katharina Kleinschnitger, Managing Editor, at