The South Carolina Political Science Association (SCPSA) is the
state-wide professional association of political scientists.
The SCPSA holds its annual meeting every February or March, a
conference that is usually held on the campus of the program chair.
This allows members to learn more about their colleagues' research
as well as improve their professional development skills.
The SCPSA also publishes The
Journal of Political Science, a peer-reviewed journal each
year. The journal invites submissions from across all
sub-fields of political science but especially welcomes
contributions to the study of South Carolina and Southern politics.
2010-11 SCPSA OFFICERS
President: Dr. Holley Tankersley, Coastal
Vice President: Dr. S. Lucas McMillan, Lander University
Secretary: Dr. T. Alissa Warters, Francis Marion University
Treasurer: Dr. David R. White, Francis Marion University
RECENT SCPSA ANNUAL MEETINGS
2010 Coastal Carolina University - Conway,
2009 Furman University - Greenville, SC
2008 South Carolina State University -
2007 Presbyterian College - Clinton, SC
2006 University of South Carolina at
Beaufort - Beaufort, SC
2005 Francis Marion University - Florence,
2004 The College of Charleston -
THE JOURNAL OF POLITICAL SCIENCE
About the Journal
of Political Science is the
professional journal published annually by the SCPSA. The Journal publishes
on all topics of interest to political scientists, across all
specializations and methodological approaches, although some
preference is given to work on Southern and South Carolina politics.
The Journal is
distributed to all SCPSA members, to other individual scholars, and
to over 200 libraries. Indexed by ABC-PoliSCI and others, the Journal is
published for the SCPSA by the Department of Political Science at
the University of South Carolina Upstate.
Contact Information for the Managing Editor
Dr. Donald R. Raber II
503 South Broad Street
Clinton, SC 29325
Those interested in submitting manuscripts for review and
possible publication are encouraged to do so electronically,
although hard copy submissions are welcome. All submissions
are subject to a double-blind review process utilizing two
reviewers. Send electronic submissions to the Managing Editor
at the e-mail address above, and hard copy submissions to the mail
address. Electronic submissions, preferably in Microsoft Word,
must include an abstract of about 100 words and two versions of the
manuscript, one with all identifying references removed. Hard
copy submissions must include an abstract and three copies of the
manuscript, two with all identifying references removed.
Manuscripts should be no longer than 40 pages, including all notes,
references, tables, etc. A font size of 11 points is required
and the style manual of the American Political Science Association
(APSA) must be followed.