Posted by: nucleargal | August 9, 2011

Call for Proposals: Routledge Studies in Experimental Political Science

Call for Proposals
Routledge Studies in Experimental Political Science

Series Editors: Kevin T. Arceneaux (Temple University) and Cindy D. Kam (Vanderbilt University)
Advisory Board: Howard Lavine (University of Minnesota), Joshua Tucker (NYU), Rick Wilson (Rice University), Elizabeth Zechmeister (Vanderbilt University)

Political scientists are increasingly using experiments to study important political and social phenomena. The logic of experimentation makes it an appealing and powerful methodological tool that enables scholars to establish causality and probe into the mechanisms underlying observable regularities. Experiments, because of their transparency, also enable researchers to communicate their findings to a broad audience. Although highly technical knowledge is not necessary for understanding the gist of experiments, experiments must be designed, administered, and analyzed with care and attention to detail.

The Routledge Studies in Experimental Political Science was developed to publish books that educate readers about the appropriate design and interpretation of experiments and books that showcase innovative and important applications of experimental work. We are particularly interested in scholarly monographs, but proposals for edited volumes will also be considered.

The series will showcase experimental work in political science in at least two ways:
1) Pedagogy: Books that provide pedagogical guidance on the design, administration, and analysis of experiments, particularly tailored for a political science audience. Such books would be targeted at advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty members.
2) Applications: Books that use experimental methods, particularly innovative experimental methods, to understand important causal relationships in political and social settings.

If you have a book proposal or idea in mind which might be suitable for the series, please do not hesitate to contact the Series Editors (Kevin Arceneaux: arceneau@temple.edu or Cindy Kam: cindy.d.kam@vanderbilt.edu) or the Acquisitions Editor (Natalja Mortensen, Political Science Research: natalja.mortensen@taylorandfrancis.com).

Submission Guidelines:
The proposal you submit is the basis on which we judge the book’s suitability for publication. It therefore needs to be
organised in such a way that the reviewers are given the right amount of information on which to assess the
suitability of your work for publication and to offer constructive feedback. We would, therefore, ask that you include
the following:
1. A statement of aims
2. A detailed synopsis, including chapter summaries
3. Definition of the market
4. A review of the main competitive books
5. Format & Timing
6. One or two sample chapters, if available (or more)
7. A Curriculum Vitae
8. Notes on the contributors (if this is to be an edited volume)
9. Third party material
10. Details of academic referees

For more information on submitting a proposal to Routledge, please visit http://www.routledge.com/info/authors/#submitproposal.

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