ARTICLE TYPES

1. ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLES

The journal is a forum for innovative, rigorous and original work of significance to the discipline. Such work may be theoretical in nature, it may have a comparative focus, and/or it may cut across traditional scholarly fields and push disciplinary boundaries.

Original research articles are no more than 8000 words in length inclusive of all notes and references. Shorter research notes are also welcome.

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2. EARLY RESULTS

Many research projects produce exiting early results where the immediacy (and impact) is then lost as researchers seek to fashion full-length articles. In the Early Results section, authors can release early findings from projects without excessive theoretical set-up or a long literature review. In essence, these articles will be akin to working papers, where the results will ultimately feature in full articles with an extended argument (in other journals or in PSR). This will provide not only a means by which early findings can be published but also an arena in which new ideas can be explored, promoted and tested.

Early Results submissions are limited to 3000 words inclusive of all notes and references.

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3. SYMPOSIA AND NEW IDEAS

PSR is a forum for publishing results from symposia. These can be early versions of what may become more extensive articles, exploring and fleshing out new ideas and directions for study. 

Papers in the Symposia and New Ideas section are limited to 3000 words inclusive of all notes and references. 

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4. THE NULL HYPOTHESIS

Many research projects produce results where the hypotheses are rejected, but where the results are nonetheless interesting. PSR publishes papers where there was the sound theoretical reason for stipulating hypotheses but where these hypotheses had to be rejected.

Papers in the Null Hypothesis section are limited to  6000 words inclusive of all notes and references.

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5. REVIEW ARTICLES

The journal is also the setting for significant and encompassing state-of-the-art reviews on significant issues across the discipline. Articles that either review recent developments in a specific field of research or confront various bodies of research on a specific issue or concept is particularly welcome.

Review articles are no more than 5000 words in length inclusive of all notes and references. 

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6. BOOK REVIEWS

Book Reviews: PSR publishes book reviews of recent volumes on cutting-edge topics on an ad hoc basis.

You can submit a book review proposal via this form. Detailed Book Review Guidelines can be found here. All proposals will be carefully considered by the Editorial Team members. The whole process can take up to 4 weeks. Book reviews are published online only.

7. SPECIAL ISSUE POLICY

Detailed Special issue Guidelines can be found here.