American Politics Research: Call for papers on the 2008 elections

I’m not sure whether Paul or Thad posted this, but thought I’d post it in any case.

American Politics Research recently issued the following call for papers on the 2008 elections. APR, of course, recently published the special issue on voting technology and election administration that was co-edited by Dick Niemi and I.

Here’s the call for papers:

American Politics Research – Call for Papers

2008 Presidential and Congressional Elections

American Politics Research invites scholars to submit articles on the historic 2008 Presidential and Congressional Elections.

In late-2009, APR will publish a special issue devoted to papers covering the politics of the 2008 election at both the congressional and presidential levels. The range of suitable topics is broad, and articles using either experimental or non-experimental research designs are welcome.

Consistent with the journal’s tradition, the APR readership is most interested in articles that examine data, evaluate theories, and test hypotheses on mass and elite behavior, public opinion, campaign strategy, political party activity, campaign dynamics, and the impact of campaign stimuli on mass behavior and opinion. Submissions that place the 2008 elections in the context of previous presidential and congressional elections are especially welcome.

The deadline for submission of papers is May 1st, 2009, although articles will be accepted and reviewed before then on a rolling basis.

All papers should be approximately 24-26 pages in length, double-spaced, including a 150 word abstract. Papers should conform with the APR Guidelines as outlined in the submission instructions for the journal at . Questions, as well as electronic submissions should be directed to Jim Gimpel, Editor at

American Politics Research
James G. Gimpel, Editor
Department of Government and Politics
University of Maryland
3140 Tydings Hall
College Park, MD 20742
(301) 405-9708