British Journal of Political Science

British Journal of Political Science is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal covering all aspects of political science.

British Journal of Political Science
DisciplinePolitical science
Edited byShaun Bowler, Robert E. Goodin, Robert Johns, René Lindstädt, Hugh Ward
Publication details
Cambridge University Press (United Kingdom)
3.316 (2016)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Br. J. Political Sci.
ISSN0007-1234 (print)
1469-2112 (web)
OCLC no.863011750

Abstracting and indexing

The journal is abstracted and indexed in EBSCOhost, International Political Science Abstracts, Current Contents/Social & Behavioral Sciences, PAIS International, Social Sciences Citation Index, CSA Worldwide Political Science Abstracts, International Bibliography of Periodical Literature and International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature and Social Sciences. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2015 impact factor of 3.316, ranking it 6th out of 165 journals in the category "Political Science".[1]


In association with the British Academy and the Cambridge University Press, the journal awards the Brian Barry Prize in Political Science. The winning essay is then published in this journal.[2]

Notable staff

See also


  1. "Journals Ranked by Impact: Political Science". 2016 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Sciences ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2017.
  2. "A New Prize In Political Science: The Brian Barry Prize" (pdf). University of Essex. Cambridge Journals. Retrieved 31 July 2017.
  3. "New staff member: Sarah Birch". School of Social & Political Sciences. University of Glasgow. 4 July 2013. Retrieved 27 September 2017.

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