Deutsche Vereinigung für Politikwissenschaft

Call for Proposals – PVS/GPSQ Special Issue 2021


Politische Vierteljahresschrift/German Political Science Quarterly (PVS/GPSQ) 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/GPSQ is inviting proposals for a special issue in 2021, preferably in English language. Special issues should be devoted to a topic of general interest to the discipline, relevant across different regions and subfields. Prospective guest editors of a special issue should submit proposals to pvs-redaktiondvpwde by 30 June 2020.

Special issues should consist of a substantial editorial introduction (of max. 5000 words) plus six to nine articles of 7000–8500 words each that conform to PVS/GPSQ's submission criteria. Since manuscripts can be rejected during the review process, a minimum of seven article proposals at the first stage is strongly recommended.

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 nine 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 31 July 2020 at the latest.

Guest editors will be responsible for ensuring the articles are submitted online by 30 November 2020 in accordance with PVS/GPSQ's submission guidelines. The PVS/GPSQ editorial board will be responsible for arranging the double-blind peer review of the articles.
Queries relating to special issues should be directed to Eric Linhart, Editor in Chief, and Niclas Hüttemann, Managing Editor, at pvs-redaktiondvpwde.