Journal Editors

This list provides details of the journals edited by the School of Social and Political Sciences' academic staff.  

African Journalism Studies

African Journalism Studies (AJS) aims to contribute to the ongoing extension of the theories, methodologies and empirical data to under-researched areas of knowledge production, through its emphasis on African journalism studies.

Associate editor - Dr Hayes Mabweazara.

Published by Taylor & Francis.

Cold War History

Cold War History is based in the Cold War Studies Programme at LSE IDEAS, the London School of Economics Centre for International Affairs, Strategy and Diplomacy. It makes available the results of recent research on the origins and development of the Cold War and its impact on nations, alliances and regions at various levels of statecraft, as well as in areas such as the military and intelligence, the economy, and social and intellectual developments.

Professor Beatrice Heuser, Editor

Cold War History is published by Taylor & Francis.

Comparative Political Studies

Comparative Political Studies (CPS) published fourteen times a year, offers scholarly work on comparative politics at both the cross-national and intra-national levels. Dedicated to relevant, in-depth analyses, CPS provides the timeliest methodology, theory, and research in the field of comparative politics.

Editorial Board Member - Professor Anja Neundorf

Published by Sage Journals

Contemporary Italian Politics

Contemporary Italian Politics, formerly Bulletin of Italian Politics, is a political science journal aimed at academics and policy makers as well as others with a professional or intellectual interest in the politics of Italy. 

Professor Maurizio Carbone, Co-editor

Contemporary Italian Politics is published by Taylor & Francis.


Criminology and Criminal Justice

Criminology and Criminal Justice is a peer-reviewed journal that focuses on the broad field of criminology and criminal justice policy and practice. The journal publishes scholarly articles on all areas of criminology, crime and criminal justice. 

Dr Sarah Armstrong, Editor in Chief; Professor Michele Burman, Editor in Chief; Professor Simon Mackenzie, International Advisory Board; Professor Fergus McNeill, Co-editor 

Criminology and Criminal Justice is published by Sage Journals.

Disability and Society

Disability & Society is an international journal providing a focus for debate about such issues as human rights, discrimination, definitions, policy and practices. It appears against a background of change in the ways in which disability is viewed and responded to.

Dr Charlotte Pearson, Editor; Professor Nicholas Watson, Executive Editor

Disability & Society is published by Taylor & Francis.

Electoral Studies

Electoral Studies is an international journal dedicated to the study of elections and voting in different parts of the world. It publishes theoretically informed and empirically robust research on all aspects of elections, and provides a forum for the analysis of topics such as turnout, voting behaviour, campaigns, political parties and electoral systems, amongst many others.

Editorial Board Member - Professor Anja Neundorf

Europe Asia Studies

Picture of Europe Asia Studies journal

Europe Asia Studies is a the world’s flagship journal for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies. The journal is University of Glasgow-owned and the world’s most established journal in the field. It is an inter-disciplinary journal covering research in the social sciences and history on the countries of Europe and Asia that were formerly under communist rule. 

Lead editor - Professor Terry Cox

Co-editors - Dr Luca AnceschiProfessor David J Smith

Europe Asia Studies is published by Taylor & Francis.

European Yearbook of Minority Issues

The European Yearbook of Minority Issues provides a critical and timely review of contemporary developments in minority-majority relations in Europe.

Editors - Professor David J Smith and Dr Federica Prina

The European Yearbook of Minority Issues is published by Brill.

Housing, Theory and Society

Housing, Theory and Society regards housing as a research topic embedded in wider social, cultural, and economic issues. The journal accordingly aims to develop housing research as a theoretically sophisticated field spanning the diverse academic and professional disciplines concerned with such issues. 

Professor Kenneth Gibb, Associate Editor (Economics)

Housing, Theory and Society is published by Taylor & Francis.

Partecipazione e Conflitto

PArtecipazione e COnflitto [PArticipation and COnflict] is an International Journal based in Italy specialising in social and political studies. PACO houses research and studies on the transformations of politics and its key players (political parties, interest groups, social movements, associations, unions, etc.), focusing in particular on the dynamics of participation both by individuals acting in conventional ways, and by those who prefer protest-oriented repertoires of action.

Dr Timothy Peace, Editorial Board

Partecipazione e Conflitto is published by ESE University Publishing.

International Journal of Housing Policy

International Journal of Housing Policy is a leading forum for the critical analysis of housing policy, systems and practice from a social science perspective. The focus is broad, addressing policy-relevant research and analysis from all parts of the world. 

Professor Keith Kintrea, Chair of the Management Board of IJHP

International Journal of Housing Policy is published by Taylor & Francis

Perspectives on Politics

Perspectives on Politics seeks to provide a space for broad and synthetic discussion within the political science profession and between the profession and the broader scholarly and reading publics.

Editorial Board Member - Professor Anja Neundorf

Published by Cambridge University Press


PLOS ONE features reports of original research from the natural sciences, medical research, engineering, as well as the related social sciences and humanities that will contribute to the base of scientific knowledge. By not excluding research on the basis of subject area, PLOS ONE facilitates the discovery of connections between research whether within or between disciplines. 

Dr Cindy Gray, Associate Editor

Dr Bernhard Reinsberg, Associate Editor


PLOS One is a multi-disciplinary, open-access journal.


Political Science Research and Methods

Political Science Research and Methods (PSRM) is a general political science journal dedicated to publishing original scholarly work of the highest quality from all subfields of political science. The journal specifically focuses on research applying rigorous methods to empirical or theoretical problems and promotes a rigorous scientific approach to the study of politics.

Associate Editor and Editorial Board Member - Professor Anja Neundorf

Published by Cambridge University Press

Routledge International Studies in Business History

Recent years have seen an explosion of research in business history. Business history is now seen variously as a key to understanding a vital aspect of the past, a source of parallels and insights into modern business practice, and a way of understanding the evolution of modern business practice. This series is not limited to any single approach, and explores a wide range of issues and industries.

Professor Jeffrey Fear, Co-editor

Routledge International Studies in Business History is published by Routledge.


Slavonica publishes work in the fields of Russian and Central and East European Studies: literature, language, linguistics, history, politics, social issues, religion, music, culture and the arts; Russian/East European cultural links; original, or previously unpublished documents, illustrations, poetry and short prose; translations of poetry and shorter prose fiction (with commentary); feature articles of appropriate interest; reports and announcements on conferences, exhibitions and events; and anniversary tributes and obituaries.

Dr Zsuzsanna Varga, Co-editor

Slavonica is published by Taylor & Francis.

Social Policy and Society

Social Policy and Society is an international academic journal sponsored by the UK Social Policy Association. The journal welcomes stimulating original articles that draw upon contemporary policy-related research and associated developments in the social sciences. 

Prof Mhairi F Mackenzie, Chair of the Editorial Board

Social Policy and Society is published by Cambridge University Press.