JEPP now awards a JEPP Best Paper Prize for the best paper published in a regular issues. Two members of the editorial board, Dan Kelemen and Sebastiaan Princen, took on the task to select the best paper published in JEPP in 2014. After weeks of hard work, they have chosen the paper by Theresa Kuhn and Florian Stoeckel, ‘When European integration becomes costly: the euro crisis and public support for European economic governance,’ JEPP 21(4): 624-641. Read the congratulatory statement by the prize committee.
JEPP announces a new format for special collections of articles, the Debate Section. This section will comprise a number of brief articles (maximum of four), which take contrary or complementary standpoints on a common issue. The debate format is meant to particularly encourage submissions on topical and controversial issues (while being based on rigorous social science research). The debate section articles are subject to our normal double-blind peer review process and each contribution to the Debate Section should not exceed 5,000 words. Michael Blauberger (University of Salzburg) has joined the editorial team as editor of the Debate Section. Michael is also responsible for the Research Agenda Section, which was previously edited by Robert Thomson (University of Strathclyde). We thank Robert for his service to JEPP (and are more than grateful that he continues to be one of our most hard working referees on the editorial board). Contributions, or suggestions for contributions, to both the Debate Section and Research Agenda Section are highly welcome at any time. Read on to find out more about these formats. You can reach Michael at Michael.Blauberger@sbg.ac.at.
Thomson & Reuters has released the new impact factor scores for 2014 this summer. After some lobbying, JEPP is now listed not only in the Public Administration section (where it definitely belongs), but also in the Political Science list (where it most definitely belongs). JEPP’s 2014 two-year impact factor score is up from last year and now stands at 1.817, which is the highest score JEPP has ever received, and which brings the journal to 21/161 on the Political Science list and 7/46 in Public Administration (a significant improvement compared to last year). JEPP is also among the top twenty political science journals listed in the 2015 release of Google Scholar (in 9th place, with an h5-index of 35).
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