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Since the ECPR’s establishment in 1970, publishing research in political science and political thought has been one of its key activities, initially through journals for the profession, and subsequently with the launch of several specialised book series in collaboration with academic publishers. 

In 2005 the ECPR launched its own imprint, the ECPR Press, offering high-quality  Monographs  from young scholars and republishing out-of-print Classics that had made a significant contribution to political studies. Since then, the Press has expanded its scope, publishing Monographs by established scholars which had already appeared in languages other than English; and printing several volumes of general interest to the profession. In 2011 two new series were added: Studies in European Political Science and Essays.

ECPR Press now publishes original research from leading political scientists and the best young scholars in the discipline. Its scope extends to all fields of political science, international relations and political thought, without restriction in approach or regional focus. The Press is also open to interdisciplinary work with a predominant political dimension.

Our publishing partner

On 1 June 2017, the ECPR Press entered into a publishing partnership with Rowman & Littlefield International (RLI).

Based in London, RLI is an innovative, fast-growing academic publisher in the humanities and social sciences. It is affiliated with US-based Rowman & Littlefield, which recently marked its 40th anniversary as a leading independent publisher in the United States.

Quick, efficient, professional

The ECPR Press considers book proposals by young and established scholars, in all areas of political studies. Our experienced Editors deal with all proposals they receive quickly, efficiently, and professionally.

To maintain the very high standards on which the ECPR Press reputation is built, all manuscripts are rigorously evaluated by our Editors and anonymous peer reviewers before being accepted for publication.

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