On Monday March 30th, the editorial team will be attending two different meet the editors events:
- Political Studies Association Annual Conference in Sheffield (the meet the editors event will be at lunchtime – see your programs for more details)
- British International Studies Association Postgraduate Network Conference at Kings College London.
Meet the editor events are important parts of our editorial calendar. They offer us two opportunities. On the one hand they are a forum in which to explain the ethos of Politics as well as the ins and outs of the editorial/peer review process. Demystifying the editorial process is a vital part of encouraging submissions from all parts of the disciple. On the other hand meet the editors sessions are a great opportunity to answer questions from potential authors about submissions. Several articles published in Politics have begin life at meet the editors events.
Picking up on my previous post about desk rejects, meet the editors sessions are a good opportunity to ask whether a paper fits our ethos or has sufficient original content for inclusion and thus avoid being rejected without review. They are also an excellent opportunity to ask us about potential special issues and sections. So, if you’re going to either event, do come to the meet the editors sessions and ask any questions that are on your mind about the editorial process in general or your submission in particular. We look forward to meeting you.