Over a century of political science research soon to be available in digital form

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More than a century’s worth of political science research and insight from the American Political Science Association (APSA) is being added to Cambridge Journals Online.

More than a century’s worth of political science research and insight from the American Political Science Association (APSA) is being added to the Cambridge Journals Online (CJO) digital archive with the first additions of seminal political journals the American Political Science Review (APSR) and PS: Political Science and Politics (PS). Working together, Cambridge Journals and APSA plan to have both journals fully archived by early 2013.

The entire back catalogue of the two journals is being digitized by Cambridge University Press to offer the American politics scholar an unrivaled repository of learning and thought, spanning some of the most politically seismic and absorbing events of the 20th and early 21st centuries in America. For the APSR, this means the full addition of all volumes prior to 2001 – 94 volumes in total between 1906 and 2000. For PS, the first 33 volumes of the journal will be added in full, dating back to its inaugural issue in 1968.

To celebrate this endeavor, Cambridge Journals is adding a special selection of twenty articles from the APSR to the CJO archive, which can found at journals.cambridge.org/classictwenty.

Among the first twenty to the archive are:

  •     Seymour Martin Lipset, Some Social Requisites of Democracy:

Economic Development and Political Legitimacy (1959)

  •     Arthur H. Miller, Political Issues and Trust in Government (1974)
  •     Michael Doyle, Liberalism and World Politics (1986)

As the top general research journal in political science in the world and highest ISI rates political science journal, the APSR celebrates 106 years of continuous publication in November 2012. The APSR first appeared in 1906, the year of the San Francisco earthquake, the second Geneva Convention and the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Theodore Roosevelt. Mary Astor, Fred Whipple and Leonid Brezhnev were born, SOS was agreed on as the international distress call and the first radio broadcast was made. Standing as the seminal research journal in the field, the APSR continues to publish groundbreaking political science research over 100 years after its first issue.

PS will publish the fourth issue of its 45th volume, which includes a forecast symposium on the 2012 U.S. presidential election. First published in 1968, PS publishes peer-reviewed political science research and remains the “journal of record” reporting on quarterly professional news, commentary, and information on political scientists’ achievements and professional concerns.

Communications technology has moved at lightning speed since that first broadcast over the airwaves and now all the riches of the APSR and PS, covering surely one of the most fascinating time-spans in human history, will soon be available at the touch of a button.

Additionally, APSA’s third journal, Perspectives on Politics, is celebrating its tenth year of publication, and all ten volumes from 2003 to 2012 can be found online at journals.cambridge.org/pps.


Notes to Editors
For further information or to arrange interviews please contact Michael Marvin, Marketing Associate, Journals, Cambridge University Press, Americas on (001) 212.337.5041 or at mmarvin(at)cambridge(dot)org

About the 20 Digitized Articles from the APSR
The first 20 APSR articles to be digitized include:
1. Peter Bachrach and Morton S. Baratz.Two Faces of Power (1962)
2. Douglas A. Hibbs, Jr., Political Parties and Macroeconomic Policy (1977)
3. Jack L. Walker Jr., The Diffusion of Innovations Among the American States.(1969)
4. Gerald H. Kramer, Short-Term Fluctuations in U.S. Voting Behavior, 1896-1964 (1971)
5. Warren E. Miller and Donald E. Stokes, Constituency Influence in Congress (1963)
6. James G. March and Johan P. Olsen, The New Institutionalism: Organizational Factors in Political Life (1984)
7. Seymour Martin Lipset, Some Social Requisites of Democracy: Economic Development and Political Legitimacy (1959)
8. Nathaniel Beck and Jonathan N. Katz, What to Do (and Not to Do) with Time-Series Cross-Section Data (1995)
9. David R. Cameron, The Expansion of the Public Economy: A Comparative Analysis (1978)
10. Karl W. Deutsch, Social Mobilization and Political Development (1961)
11. William H. Riker and Peter C. Ordeshook, A Theory of the Calculus of Voting (1968)
12. L. S. Shapley and Martin Shubik, A Method for Evaluating the Distribution of Power in a Committee System (1954)
13. Herbert McClosky, Consensus and Ideology in American Politics (1964)
14. Arthur H. Miller, Political Issues and Trust in Government:
1964-1970 (1974)
15. Robert Axelrod, An Evolutionary Approach to Norms (1986)
16. Michael Doyle, Liberalism and World Politics (1986)
17. Nelson W. Polsby, The Institutionalization of the U.S. House of Representatives (1968)
18. Ronald Inglehart, The Silent Revolution in Europe: Intergenerational Change in Post-industrial Societies (1971)
19. Zeev Maoz and Bruce Russett, Normative and Structural Causes of Democratic Peace, 1946-1986 (1993)
20. Edward R. Tufte, Determinants of the Outcomes of Midterm Congressional Elections (1975)

About the American Political Science Association
The American Political Science Association (APSA) is the leading professional organization for the study of political science. The APSA promotes scholarly research and communication, domestically and internationally, encourages the application of rigorous ethical and intellectual standards in the profession and serves the public by disseminating research and supporting people to be effective citizens and political participants.

For more information go to: http://www.apsanet.org/

About Cambridge Journals
Cambridge University Press publishes over 300 peer-reviewed academic journals across a wide spread of subject areas, in print and online. Many of these journals are the leading academic publications in their fields and together they form one of the most valuable and comprehensive bodies of research available today.

For more information go to: http://journals.cambridge.org
About Cambridge University Press
Cambridge University Press is the publishing business of the University of Cambridge. Dedicated to excellence, its purpose is to further the University's objective of advancing knowledge, education, learning, and research.

Its extensive peer-reviewed publishing lists comprise 45,000 titles covering academic research, professional development, over 300 research journals, school-level education, English language teaching and bible publishing.

Playing a leading role in today’s international market place, Cambridge University Press has more than 50 offices around the globe, and distributes its products to nearly every country in the world.

For more information go to: http://www.cambridge.org

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