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The Annual Review for the Sciences of the Democracies

Aims & Scope

The Annual Review for the Sciences of the Democracies is an expert periodical in the service of The Society for the Sciences of the Democracies. The Society is composed of those who have written one or more short essays for the ECPR’s series on “The Science of Democracy”. Membership in the Society may not otherwise be gained unless the ECPR series should close. In that event, a published review of the book, The Sciences of the Democracies (presently under review with Athabasca University Press) is the requirement to join the Society. This can be gained through publishing your review in expert periodicals, public-facing periodicals (e.g. LA or NY Review of Books), book or ideas-related blog sites, or through substantive review via book review platforms such as Goodreads or Amazon. There is no monetary cost to join the Society although there is an Author Processing Charge (APC) associated with the Journal.

“Service” is here defined as welcoming and soliciting journal contributions that stem from one or more contributions made to the ECPR short essay series or the book mentioned above or that are otherwise aligned with the epistemic direction of the Society. In other words, a submission to the Journal should be relevant, in an explicit/obvious sense, to the bodies of work mentioned above (e.g. the ECPR short essay series and/or book).

The Journal is robustly transdisciplinary. It embraces epistemic/methodological pluralism and it encourages multi-authored submissions. Whilst the Journal does have a style, authors are not obligated to format submissions accordingly. Should the submission succeed with the Journal, authors will then be invited to format accordingly. Lastly, the Journal encourages the pre-registration of studies so that authors can feel confident in, for example, publishing negative results. If an author, or team of authors, would like to discuss an idea—to, for example, gauge its suitability for the Journal—this is encouraged as well (please direct your query to the editor of your choice).

Instructions for Authors


Anna Drake (University of Waterloo)

Paul Emiljanowicz (McMaster University)

Jean-Paul Gagnon (Canberra 

Petra Guasti (Charles University)

Rongxin Li (Peking University)

Kathleen McCrudden-Illert (European University Institute)

John Min (College of Southern Nevada)

Editorial Board

David Totadze (University of Wrocław)

Reda Tamtam (The London School of Economics & Political Science)

Toralf Stark (University of Duisburg-Essen)

Samer Sharani (Sabancı University)

Titus Alexander (Democracy Matters)

Tom Theuns (Departments of Political Science and Public Administration, Universiteit Leiden)

Alex Prior (London South Bank University)

Amanda Machin (University of Agder)

Taina Meriluoto (Tampere University)

Saskia Schäfer (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

Susana Salgado (Universidade de Lisboa Instituto de Ciências Sociais)

Kálmán Pócza (Mathias Corvinus Collegium / University of Public Service)

Alysa Eijkelenboom (University of Utrecht)

Cornelia Schendzielorz  (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

Franziska Maier  (Universität Stuttgart)

André Bächtiger  (Universität Stuttgart)

Alessia Damonte  (Università degli Studi di Milano)

Christoph Mohamad-Klotzbach  (Würzburg Julius-Maximilians University)

John Min  (College of Southern Nevada)

Rafaa Chehoudi  (Fulda University of Applied Sciences)

Eri Mountbatten-O'Malley  (Bath Spa University)

Maija Setälä  (University of Turku)

Hager Ali  (German Institute for Global And Area Studies)

Ricardo Kaufer  (University of Bielefeld)

Marta Wojciechowska  (Kings College London)

Patricia Roberts-Miller  (University of Texas at Austin)

Olga Varankian  (Russian-Armenian University)

David Levi Faur  (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Henk Dekker  (Departments of Political Science and Public Administration, Universiteit Leiden)

Gergana Dimova  (Florida State University London)

Paul Emiljanowicz  (McMaster University)

Eva Krick  (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz)

Łukasz Wordliczek  (Jagiellonian University)

Norma Osterberg-Kaufmann  (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

Felipe da Rosa Quintão  (Iscte - University Institute of Lisbon)

Bishnu Prasad Mohapatra  (MIT-World Peace University, India)

Ramon van der Does  (Université catholique de Louvain)

Sor-hoon Tan  (Singapore Management University)

Markus Pausch  (University of Applied Sciences Salzburg)

Samuel Noguera  (Institut d'Études Politiques de Bordeaux)

Dimitri Courant  (Princeton University)

Kathleen McCrudden Illert  (European University Institute)

Atefeh Ramsari  (University of Bielefeld)

Anthoula Malkopoulou  (Uppsala Universitet)

Dimitra Mareta  (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)

Leonardo Fiorespino  (Institute of Sociology, Czech Academy of Sciences)

Lydia Tiede  (University of Houston)

Petra Guasti  (Charles University)

Ana J. Harrington  (Dublin City University)

Lucy Parry  (Faculty of Business, Government and Law, University of Canberra)

Andreas Corcaci  (Universiteit Antwerpen)

Frank Hendriks  (Tilburg University)

Friedel Marquardt  (University of Canberra)

Ryusaku Yamada  (Soka University)

Erik Severson  (University of British Columbia)

Yida Zhai  (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)

Jean-Paul Gagnon  (Faculty of Business, Government and Law, University of Canberra)

Christian Ewert  (University of Zurich)

Luke Temple  (University of Sheffield)

Nayia Kamenou  (University of Cyprus)

Ernesto Cruz Ruiz  (Technische Universität München – TUM School of Governance)

Hans Asenbaum  (Faculty of Business, Government and Law, University of Canberra)

George Kordas  (Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences)

Rikki Dean  (Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt)

Brigitte Geißel  (Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt)

Andrea Felicetti  (Department of Political Science, Law, and International Studies, University of Padova)

Alexander Hudson  (International IDEA)

Michael Saward  (University of Warwick)

Marcin Kaim  (Polish Academy of Sciences)

Daniel Höhmann  (University of Basel)

Jaanika Erne  (University of Tartu)

Milán Pap  (Ludovika University of Public Service)

Stephen Turner  (University of South Florida)

Aastha Tyagi  (Universität Hamburg)

Felix Petersen  (University of Münster)

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