Michigan Journal of Political Science

Michigan Journal of Political Science  
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Mich. J. Polit. Sci.
Discipline Political Sciences
Language English
Publication details
University of Michigan (United States)
Publication history
Frequency Biannual
ISSN 0733-4486

The Michigan Journal of Political Science is a biannual undergraduate academic journal of political science.

It has been recognized by UNESCO as one of the top 50 political science journals worldwide. The Journal has been in existence for over twenty-five years.


The journal was established in 1981 at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Originally, the journal published only papers within the field of political science proper, excluding public policy, law, and other related fields. In 1991, however, the journal began expanding its focus to include other fields such as sociology, history, public policy, economics, and political philosophy, so long as they related to political affairs.

Submissions and scope

The journal accepts submissions from students attending accredited universities worldwide. Though papers may be submitted by graduate students as well as undergraduates, they must have been written as an undergraduate. Papers are selected by a blind review process.


The journal holds elections each April to determine the editorial board for the following year.

2014–2015 Bogdan Belei & Jackie Wong
2011–2012 Michael Ambler & Daniel Chardell
2010–2011 Josh Handell & Lucy Liu
2009–2010 Jonathon Hill & Taylor Johnson
2008–2009 Auren Kaplan & Arvind Sohoni
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