Journals

As part of its focus on high-quality research, The School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences edits nine journals related to social science topics.

Defense and Peace Economics

Defense and Peace Economics embraces all aspects of the economics of defense, disarmament, conversion and peace. Examples include the study of alliances and burden-sharing; military spending in developed and developing nations; arms races; terrorism; country surveys; the impact of disarmament on employment and unemployment; the prospects for conversion and the role of public policy in assisting the transition; the costs and benefits of arms control regimes; the arms trade; economic sanctions; the role of the United Nations.

Daniel G. Arce, Editor

Electoral Studies

Electoral Studies is an international journal covering all aspects of voting, the central act in the democratic process. Political scientists, economists, sociologists, game theorists, geographers, contemporary historians and lawyers have common, overlapping interests in what causes voters to act as they do, and the consequences. Electoral Studies provides a forum for these diverse approaches.

Harold D. Clarke, Editor

Geographical Analysis

First in its specialty area and one of the most frequently cited publications in geography, Geographical Analysis has, since 1969, presented significant advances in geographical theory, model building and quantitative methods to geographers and scholars in a wide spectrum of related fields. Traditionally, mathematical and nonmathematical articulations of geographical theory, and statements and discussions of the analytic paradigm are published in the journal. Spatial data analyses and spatial econometrics and statistics are strongly represented.

Daniel A. Griffith, Editor

Issues in Science and Technology

Issues in Science and Technology is the quarterly policy journal of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine and The University of Texas at Dallas. Issues publishes articles that analyze current topics in science, technology and health policy and recommend actions by government , industry, academia and individuals to solve pressing problems. The pages are open to anyone who can write an informed, well-reasoned and policy-relevant article.

Kevin Finneran, Editor

Journal of Drug Issues

Since its inception, the Journal of Drug Issues (JDI) has been dedicated to providing a professional and scholarly forum centered on the national and international problems associated with drugs, especially illicit drugs. It is a refereed publication with international contributors and subscribers. As a leader in its field, JDI is an instrument widely used by research scholars, public policy analysts, and those involved in the day-to-day struggle against the problem of drug abuse.

Nicole Leeper Piquero, Editor

Journal of Economic Behavior and Organizations

The Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization is devoted to theoretical and empirical research concerning economic decision, organization and behavior and to economic change in all its aspects. Its specific purposes are to foster an improved understanding of how human cognitive, computational and informational characteristics influence the working of economic organizations and market economies, and how an economy's structural features lead to various types of micro and macro behavior, to changing patterns of development and to institutional evolution.

Catherine C. Eckel, Co-Editor

Journal of Quantitative Criminology

The Journal of Quantitative Criminology publishes papers that apply quantitative techniques to substantive, methodological, or evaluative concerns relevant to the criminological community. The contents span a broad range of disciplines, drawing on research advances in statistics, sociology, geography, political science, economics, and engineering. Features include original research, brief methodological critiques, and papers that explore new directions for studying a broad range of criminological topics.

Alex R. Piquero, Co-Editor

Police Quarterly

Police Quarterly emphasizes policy-oriented research of interest to both practitioners and academics. The only such journal published in North America, Police Quarterly seeks to publish all types of police scholarship, from essays and book reviews to empirical studies, qualitative and quantitative research, and historical and comparative analyses.

John L. Worrall, Editor

 

Review of Public Personnel Administration

The Review of Public Personnel Administration publishes articles that reflect timely, rigorous scholarship on human resource management in public service organizations. ROPPA publishes articles that reflect the varied approaches used in the study and practice of human resource management. Of particular interest are studies that analyze the effects of specific human resource procedures or programs on the management function and studies that assess the impact of human resource management on the broader areas of public policy and administration. Both traditional and emerging topics are encouraged. The 2010 Journal Citation Report by Thomson Reuters (formerly ISI) ranks the Review of Public Personnel Administration (ROPPA) 19 out of 38 among public administration journals with an impact factor of 0.891.

Paul Battaglio, Managing Editor