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Instructions for authors
  • Manuscripts may only be submitted to the editors via the online editorial manager website, which can be found at:
  • Manuscripts appearing in JREP are normally 35 pages including text (up to around 9,000 words), tables and figures, references, and appendices; only under unusual conditions will the editors allow longer manuscripts to appear. Appendices may be placed on a website for publication in order to conform to the page limits, but must be included for review.
  • The entire manuscript (including notes and references) must be double-spaced, with one-inch margins and 12-point font (preferably Times New Roman or Garamond).
  • The author must attach a separate file containing a title page, with his or her full contact information (including email address, telephone number and institutional affiliation) and an abstract of 200 words or less.
  • The separate manuscript file with all identifying information removed should begin with the text of the paper, not with a title and abstract. Identifying information includes acknowledgments of funding, student assistance, or other institutional or personal identifications that could identify the author(s).
  • Placement of tables or figures should be cited in the text after the paragraph of first mention as follows:

[table 1 about here]

  • The publisher will be responsible for placing artwork, tables or figures, as well as converting endnotes to footnotes.
  • Appendices, tables, and figures should be numbered consecutively within each category throughout the article and be included on separate pages appearing after the reference section in listed order. Figures should be ready for photographic reproduction; they cannot be redrawn by the publisher. Charts, graphs, or other artwork should be professionally rendered or computer generated. Photographs should be clearly printed and should remain legible after a 50% reduction.
  • Appendices should be no longer than 20 pages. Exceptions to the 20-page limit may be given at the discretion of the editor if the material is deemed necessary for the article or the peer review process. Requests for exceptions should be made during the original manuscript submission.
  • There is no charge for including color figures in the online version of the Journal but it must be clear that color is needed to enhance the meaning of the figure, rather than simply being for aesthetic purposes. Any figures in color will be rendered as black and white for subscribers who opt to receive the journal as print-on-demand
  • Parenthetical references and notes should conform to the APSA Style Manual. Authors should include full volume, issue, and page numbers for article references and page numbers for book chapters. Author’s acknowledgments or other personal notes will appear as an unnumbered note at the foot of the first page. Notes should be numbered consecutively throughout the article.
  • Endnotes for content (not references) should be used rather than footnotes and should be employed sparingly.
  • Originality and copyright: Papers with multiple authors are reviewed with the assumption that all authors concur with its submission. A Copyright Transfer Agreement, with certain specified rights reserved by the author, must be signed and returned to the Editor by senior authors of accepted manuscripts, prior to publication.
  • JREP does not accept manuscripts for review that are under review elsewhere, previously published, or already committed for publication.
  • For general guidelines for preparing a manuscript for submission, please refer to the APSA Style Manual for Political Science (rev. ed. 2001) for citation, footnotes, references, and other style issues.
  • Contributions written in English are welcomed from all countries. Authors, particularly those whose first language is not English, may wish to have their English-language manuscripts checked by a native speaker before submission. This is optional, but may help to ensure that the academic content of the paper is fully understood by the editor and any reviewers. Cambridge offers a service which authors can learn about here. Please note that the use of any of these services is voluntary, and at the author's own expense. Use of these services does not guarantee that the manuscript will be accepted for publication, nor does it restrict the author to submitting to a Cambridge published journal.
  • Publishing your article as Gold Open Access 
  • You will have the option to publish your article as Gold Open Access, enabling the final published version to be made freely available under a Creative Commons license. You might be required to pay an Article Processing Charge (APC) for Gold Open Access. You may be eligible for a waiver or discount, for example if your institution is part of a Read and Publish sales agreement with Cambridge University Press. For more information about your Open Access options, please see here. For more information about the benefits of choosing to publish Open Access, see here.