About The NPSR

National Political Science Review (NPSR)

The National Political Science Review (NPSR), is an annual refereed publication of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists (NCOBPS). To find NPSR Titles, search by the full name of the journal on the publisher’s website: Transaction Publishers. Past and recent articles can be retrieved through JSTOR.

The NPSR was conceived with emphasis particularly on theoretical and empirical research on politics and policies that advantage or disadvantage groups by reason of race, ethnicity, gender and/or other such factors. However, as a journal designed to serve a broad audience of social scientists, the NPSR welcomes contributions on any important problem or subject which has significant political and social dimensions.

The NPSR seeks to embrace the socio-political dimensions of all disciplines within the social sciences and humanities, broadly defined. Generally, the NPSR seeks to incorporate analysis of the full range of human activities which undergird and impinge upon political and social life. Thus, in addition to contributions from political scientists, the NPSR seeks relevant contributions from historians, sociologists, anthropologists, theologians, economists, ethicists, and others.

The NPSR strives to be at the forefront of lively scholarly discourse on domestic and global political life, particularly as disadvantaged groups are affected. While not meant to be exhaustive, the listing below is illustrative of the different areas of scholarly inquiry which the NPSR wishes to draw upon:

  • Public Policy
  • African Studies
  • Social Policy (general)
  • Educational Policy
  • Science and Technology Policy
  • Policy History
  • Communications and Media
  • History
  • Sociology
  • Philosophy
  • Health Policy
  • Global Studies
  • Economics
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Gender Politics and Policy
  • Anthropology and Ethnography
  • Public Management
  • Ethics
  • Language and Communications
  • Law and Legal Studies
  • Religion and Theology

The NPSR welcomes conventional manuscripts, book reviews, and research notes on important issues. The NPSR is particularly interested in contributions which set forth research agendas in critical scholarly areas within the context of past scholarship and ongoing contemporary developments. The Editor encourages collaborative efforts by two or more contributors as well as contributions by single authors