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Aims and Scope

Politics and the Life Sciences (PLS) welcomes new, original research manuscripts that rigorously assess the relationship between biological mechanisms, broadly construed, and political behavior and institutions. The range of appropriate submissions is extraordinarily wide. Potential authors include, but are not limited to, political scientists, psychologists, life scientists, clinicians, health policy scholars, bioethicists, biosecurity and international-security experts, environmental scientists and ecological economists, moral and evolutionary philosophers, political and environmental historians, communications and public-opinion researchers, and legal scholars.

Types of Article

The journal accepts the following types of article:

  • Research Article*
  • Short Report*
  • Meta-Analysis Report*
  • Replication Report*
  • Research Tool Report*
  • Perspective*
  • Book Review


* These article types may be eligible for APC waivers or discounts under one of the agreements Cambridge University Press has made to support open access.

Peer Review Process

For information on the journal’s peer review process, please click here.