Italian Political Science (IPS) is an open-access peer-reviewed quarterly journal dedicated to deepening the understanding of political phenomena relevant for political scientists and a wider public, including journalists, policy-makers, policy analysts, political activists and all those who have an interest in politics.

IPS publishes intellectually stimulating and conceptually rigorous contributions on all areas relevant to Political science. All articles include a focus on contemporary Italy, either considered as a case-study or in comparative or European perspective. In addition to research articles, a section on the Profession provides a source of information on the political science profession and higher education, research and its assessment, relations between political science and society.

IPS only publishes research-based scholarly work; all articles provide informed description and analysis rather than assertion. The main purpose of IPS is to serve a broad readership, which implies that articles should be of wider relevance and written in a clear and accessible style, rather than of a highly technical or narrow nature.



Italian Political Science is a fully open-access publication: in accordance with this definition, all copyright holders of the scholarly works published in IPS grant usage rights to others using an Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) open license allowing for immediate free access to the work and permitting any user to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose. Users of IPS content must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the work and indicate if changes were made.

Italian Political Science will not charge any fees under any circumstances for any of the stages of the publication process.

If an author, reviewer, or any other registered user is — at any time — required the payment of a fee from any source presenting themselves as Italian Political Science, please contact immediately the editorial assistance service.