Aims and scope

Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft (ZPol) (“Journal of Political Science”) is an academic journal covering all approaches, directions, sub-disciplines and fields of political science. Each of the four annual issues places the basics, theory and current practice as well as the critical discussion of scholarly contributions at the forefront of its academic discourse.

The core of the journal is constituted by the Articles (double-blind peer review). The Focus section (single-blind peer review) contains analyses and evaluations of current relevant topics of political science from the perspective of the sub-disciplines of the subject. The editorial board encourages academic debate and critical discussion and welcomes commentaries and short analyses.

The Teaching & Research section (single-blind peer review) discusses the diverse developments and changes in higher education policy that have significantly impacted political science or will do so in the near future. In particular, the contributions in this section help the subject locate itself in the turbulent times of the post-Bologna Process, while at the same time venturing to highlight current trends and explore new movements.

In addition, the Literature Review section presents scientific, peer-reviewed essays on central publications from the various sub-disciplines of political science with specific topical foci.