APSA Journal List

In 2022, the Australian Political Studies Association (APSA) executive decided to retain and update the association’s journal list.  

The new list comprises 703 journals, an increase of 39 on the 2019 list. This means that the number of journals in each band has risen, but there has been no change to the limits for each category (i.e. A* 5%, A 15%, B 30%, C 50%). Following the addition of new journals, along with promotions and demotions of existing ones, the 2022 list contains 1 extra A* journal compared to the 2019 list, 7 extra As, 5 extra Bs and 26 extra Cs. 

To learn more about the 2022 Journal List review process, see details here.

Journal titleAPSA 2022 Rank
African AffairsA*
American Journal of Political ScienceA*
American Political Science ReviewA*
British Journal of Political ScienceA*
Comparative Political StudiesA*
Development and ChangeA*
Environmental PoliticsA*
European Journal of International RelationsA*
European Journal of Political ResearchA*
Global Environmental PoliticsA*
International OrganizationA*
International SecurityA*
International Studies QuarterlyA*
Journal of Conflict ResolutionA*
Journal of European Public PolicyA*
Journal of Peace ResearchA*
Journal of Policy Analysis and ManagementA*
Journal of Public Administration Research and TheoryA*
Perspectives on PoliticsA*
Philosophy and Public AffairsA*
Political AnalysisA*
Political CommunicationA*
Political GeographyA*
Political PsychologyA*
Political StudiesA*
Political TheoryA*
Public AdministrationA*
Public Administration ReviewA*
Public Opinion QuarterlyA*
Review of International Political EconomyA*
The Journal of PoliticsA*
World DevelopmentA*
World PoliticsA*
Acta PoliticaA
Administration and SocietyA
American Review of Public AdministrationA
Australian Journal of International AffairsA
Australian Journal of Political ScienceA
Australian Journal of Public AdministrationA
China QuarterlyA
Chinese Journal of International PoliticsA
Comparative PoliticsA
Contemporary Political TheoryA
Contemporary PoliticsA
Contemporary Security PolicyA
Cooperation and ConflictA
Electoral StudiesA
Energy PolicyA
Energy Research and Social ScienceA
Environment and Planning CA
Environmental Policy and GovernanceA
Environmental ValuesA
European Journal of CommunicationA
European Journal of Political theoryA
European Journal of Social TheoryA
European Union PoliticsA
Evidence and PolicyA
Global GovernanceA
Global PolicyA
Government and OppositionA
Government Information QuarterlyA
History of Political ThoughtA
Human Rights QuarterlyA
Information Communication & SocietyA
International AffairsA
International Feminist Journal of PoliticsA
International Journal of Press/Politics (formerly Harvard Int J. Press/Politics)A
International Journal of Urban and Regional ResearchA
International Political Science ReviewA
International Political SociologyA
International Relations of the Asia-PacificA
International Studies ReviewA
International TheoryA
Journal of Common Market StudiesA
Journal of Contemporary AsiaA
Journal of Development StudiesA
Journal of East Asian StudiesA
Journal of Eastern African StudiesA
Journal of Elections, Public Opinion, and PartiesA
Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies A
Journal of Experimental Political ScienceA
Journal of Modern African StudiesA
Journal of Political PhilosophyA
Journal of Public PolicyA
Journal of Social PolicyA
Journal of Theoretical PoliticsA
Journal of Women, Politics and PolicyA
Latin American Politics and SocietyA
Law and PolicyA
Legislative Studies QuarterlyA
Local Government StudiesA
Marine PolicyA
Milbank QuarterlyA
Nations and NationalismA
New Political EconomyA
Pacific AffairsA
Pacific ReviewA
Parliamentary AffairsA
Party PoliticsA
Policy and InternetA
Policy and PoliticsA
Policy SciencesA
Policy Studies JournalA
Political BehaviorA
Political Research QuarterlyA
Political Science Research and MethodsA
Politics and GenderA
Politics and SocietyA
Psychology Public Policy and LawA
Public ChoiceA
Public CultureA
Public Management ReviewA
Regulation and GovernanceA
Research & PoliticsA
Research EvaluationA
Review of African Political EconomyA
Review of International OrganizationsA
Review of International StudiesA
Security DialogueA
Security StudiesA
Social IdentitiesA
Social Movement StudiesA
Social Policy and SocietyA
Social Science and MedicineA
South European Society and PoliticsA
Studies in Comparative International DevelopmentA
Terrorism and Political ViolenceA
The British Journal of Politics and International RelationsA
The China JournalA
Theory and SocietyA
Third World QuarterlyA
Urban Affairs ReviewA
Urban Policy and ResearchA
West European PoliticsA
Africa SpectrumB
American Politics ResearchB
Analyses of Social Issues and Public PolicyB
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social ScienceB
Annual Review of Political ScienceB
Arena JournalB
Armed Forces and SocietyB
Asia and the Pacific Policy StudiesB
Asian Economic Policy ReviewB
Asian Journal of Political ScienceB
Asian SecurityB
Asian Studies ReviewB
Asian SurveyB
Australian Defence Force JournalB
Australian Feminist StudiesB
Australian Health ReviewB
Australian Journal of Politics and HistoryB
Australian Journal of Social IssuesB
British PoliticsB
Business and PoliticsB
Cambridge Review of International AffairsB
Canadian Journal of Political ScienceB
Canadian Public PolicyB
Capital and ClassB
China Social WelfareB
Citizenship StudiesB
City and CommunityB
Climate PolicyB
Cold War HistoryB
Commonwealth and Comparative PoliticsB
Communist and Post-Communist StudiesB
Comparative European PoliticsB
Conflict Resolution QuarterlyB
Conservation and SocietyB
Constitutional Political EconomyB
Contemporary Economic PolicyB
Contemporary South Asia B
Contemporary Southeast AsiaB
Critical Asian StudiesB
Critical HorizonsB
Critical Policy StudiesB
Critical Review of International Social and Political PhilosophyB
Critical Social PolicyB
Cultural PoliticsB
Development Policy ReviewB
Diplomacy and StatecraftB
East AsiaB
East European PoliticsB
Economics and PoliticsB
Electronic GovernmentB
Ethics and Global PoliticsB
Ethics and International AffairsB
Ethnic and Racial StudiesB
European Journal of Politics and Gender B
European Political ScienceB
European Political Science ReviewB
European SecurityB
Europe-Asia StudiesB
Extractive Industries and SocietyB
Food PolicyB
Foreign Policy AnalysisB
French PoliticsB
German PoliticsB
Global Change, Peace and SecurityB
Global Responsibility to ProtectB
Global Social PolicyB
Global SocietyB
Harvard Asia QuarterlyB
Health Economics, Policy and LawB
Health PolicyB
Health Policy and PlanningB
History of Political EconomyB
Information Economics and PolicyB
Intelligence and National SecurityB
International InteractionsB
International JournalB
International Journal of Housing PolicyB
International Journal of Intelligence and CounterintelligenceB
International Journal of Middle East StudiesB
International Journal of Public AdministrationB
International Journal of Public Opinion ResearchB
International Journal of Public PolicyB
International Journal of Public Sector ManagementB
International Journal of Sociology and Social PolicyB
International NegotiationB
International Public Management JournalB
International Relations JournalB
International Review of Public AdministrationB
International Studies PerspectivesB
Irish Political StudiesB
Japan Review of International AffairsB
Journal of Applied PhilosophyB
Journal of Asian StudiesB
Journal of Australian Political EconomyB
Journal Of Chinese GovernanceB
Journal of Chinese Political ScienceB
Journal of Cold War StudiesB
Journal of Comparative Policy AnalysisB
Journal of Conflict StudiesB
Journal of Contemporary ChinaB
Journal of DemocracyB
Journal of East Asian AffairsB
Journal of Economic Policy ReformB
Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and ManagementB
Journal of Environmental Policy and PlanningB
Journal of European Integration HistoryB
Journal of Genocide ResearchB
Journal of Health Politics, Policy and LawB
Journal of Higher Education Policy and ManagementB
Journal of Human RightsB
Journal of Information Technology and PoliticsB
Journal of International DevelopmentB
Journal of International Relations and DevelopmentB
Journal of Intervention and StatebuildingB
Journal of Language and PoliticsB
Journal of Latin American StudiesB
Journal of Policy HistoryB
Journal of Policy ModelingB
Journal of Political EcologyB
Journal of Political IdeologiesB
Journal of Refugee StudiesB
Journal of Strategic StudiesB
Journal of the History of IdeasB
Korean Social Science JournalB
Latin American Research ReviewB
MAI ReviewB
Media International Australia Incorporating Culture and PolicyB
Middle East JournalB
Modern and Contemporary FranceB
Modern Intellectual HistoryB
MOTS: les langages du politiqueB
National IdentitiesB
Naval War College ReviewB
New Left ReviewB
Northwestern Journal of Law and Social PolicyB
Orbis (Kidlington)B
Oxford Development StudiesB
Patterns of PrejudiceB
Peace Studies JournalB
Philosophy and Social CriticismB
Philosophy TodayB
Policing and SocietyB
Policy and SocietyB
Policy StudiesB
Political QuarterlyB
Political ScienceB
Political Science QuarterlyB
Political Studies ReviewB
Politics and the Life SciencesB
Politics Groups and IdentitiesB
Politics, Philosophy and EconomicsB
Postcolonial StudiesB
Post-Soviet AffairsB
Presidential Studies QuarterlyB
Problems of Post-CommunismB
PS: Political Science and PoliticsB
Psychotherapy and Politics InternationalB
Public Money and ManagementB
Public Organization ReviewB
Public Performance and Management ReviewB
Public Personnel ManagementB
Public Policy and AdministrationB
Public Policy ResearchB
Qualitative Social WorkB
Quarterly Journal of Political ScienceB
Rationality and SocietyB
Religion, State and SocietyB
Review of Japanese Culture and SocietyB
Review of Political EconomyB
Review of PoliticsB
Review of Public Personnel AdministrationB
Revue Francaise de Science PolitiqueB
Scandinavian Political StudiesB
Science and Public PolicyB
Scottish Journal of Political EconomyB
Small Wars and InsurgenciesB
Social Philosophy and PolicyB
Social Policy and AdministrationB
Social Policy Research PapersB
Social PoliticsB
Social Responsibility JournalB
Studies in Conflict and TerrorismB
Swiss Political Science ReviewB
The Developing EconomiesB
The Journal of EthicsB
Theory and EventB
Totalitarian Movements and Political ReligionsB
Town and Country PlanningB
War and SocietyB
Washington QuarterlyB
Wildlife Society BulletinB
Advances in Public Interest AccountingC
African Development ReviewC
African Journal of Environmental Assessment and ManagementC
African SecurityC
African StudiesC
African Studies QuarterlyC
Afrique ContemporaineC
Agenda: a journal of policy analysis and reformC
Agenda: empowering women for gender equityC
Air and Space Power JournalC
Alternative Law Journal C
American Review of PoliticsC
Analyse and KritikC
Anarchist StudiesC
Applied Biotechnology, Food Science and PolicyC
AQ (Balmain)C
Asia - Pacific ReviewC
Asia Europe JournalC
Asia Pacific Journal of Health ManagementC
Asia Pacific Journal of Public AdministrationC
Asian PerspectiveC
Asian Politics and PolicyC
Asian Review of Public AdministrationC
Asian-Pacific Law and Policy JournalC
Australasian Parliamentary ReviewC
Australasian Review of African StudiesC
Australian and New Zealand Journal of European StudiesC
Australian Journal of Labour LawC
Australian Journal of Maritime and Ocean AffairsC
Australian Review of Public AffairsC
Australian Slavonic and East European StudiesC
Australian Social Policy (Canberra)C
Austrian Journal of Political ScienceC
Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political AggressionC
BIIS: Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic StudiesC
British Journal of Administrative ManagementC
British Journal of Middle Eastern StudiesC
Canadian Foreign PolicyC
Canadian Journal of African StudiesC
Canadian Journal of Development StudiesC
Canadian Public AdministrationC
Capitalism, Nature, SocialismC
Child Indicators ResearchC
Children and SocietyC
Civil LibertyC
Civil WarsC
Clinical GovernanceC
Commonwealth Journal of Local GovernanceC
Communication Law and PolicyC
Community Development JournalC
Comparative StrategyC
Competition and ChangeC
Conflict Management and Peace ScienceC
Conflict Resolution and Negotiation JournalC
Conflict, Security and DevelopmentC
Contemporary Arab AffairsC
Contemporary Chinese ThoughtC
Contemporary Italian PoliticsC
Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental ManagementC
Cosmopolitan Civil SocietiesC
Crime Prevention and Community SafetyC
Critical Military StudiesC
Critical Policy AnalysisC
Critical Policy StudiesC
Critical ReviewC
Critical Studies on TerrorismC
Cuban StudiesC
Current HistoryC
Defence and Security AnalysisC
Defence StudiesC
Democratic TheoryC
Developing PracticeC
Diplomatic HistoryC
Documentos y Aportes en Administracion Publica y Gestion EstatalC
Dynamics of Asymmetric ConflictC
East European Politics and SocietiesC
East West Review of Labor Law and Social PolicyC
Ecopolitics Online JournalC
Electronic Journal of e-GovernmentC
Environmental and Waste ManagementC
European Foreign Affairs ReviewC
European Integration Online PapersC
European Journal of Management and Public PolicyC
European Journal of the History of Economic ThoughtC
European LegacyC
Financial Accountability and ManagementC
Foreign PolicyC
Forest Policy and EconomicsC
Forum for Development StudiesC
Forum of International Development StudiesC
Forum-A Journal of Applied Research in Contemporary PoliticsC
French Politics, Culture and SocietyC
Frontiers in Political ScienceC
Genomics Society and PolicyC
Georgetown Journal of Asian AffairsC
Georgetown Journal of International AffairsC
Gestion Y Politica PublicaC
Global ConstitutionalismC
Global Development StudiesC
Global JusticeC
Global Studies QuarterlyC
Health Research Policy and SystemsC
Higher Education PolicyC
Historical MaterialismC
Humanitas Journal of European StudiesC
Independent ReviewC
India QuarterlyC
India ReviewC
Indian Journal of Political ScienceC
Indian Journal of PoliticsC
Indian Journal of Public AdministrationC
Insight TurkeyC
Institute of Development Studies BulletinC
Internasjonal PolitikkC
International Environmental AgreementsC
International InsightsC
International Journal of Conflict and ViolenceC
International Journal of Contemporary Iraqi StudiesC
International Journal of Development IssuesC
International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and NationsC
International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy StudiesC
International Journal of Electronic DemocracyC
International Journal of Electronic GovernanceC
International Journal of Emergency ManagementC
International Journal of Environmental Policy and Decision MakingC
International Journal of Human RightsC
International Journal of Peace StudiesC
International Journal of Police Science and ManagementC
International Journal of Politics, Culture, and SocietyC
International Journal of Prisoner HealthC
International Journal of Public TheologyC
International Journal of Sport Policy and PoliticsC
International Journal of Transitional JusticeC
International Journal on World PeaceC
International PeacekeepingC
International PoliticsC
International Public Policy ReviewC
International Public Relations ReviewC
International Review of Administrative SciencesC
International Socialism JournalC
Israel AffairsC
Issues and StudiesC
Japanese Journal of Political ScienceC
Journal for the Study of RadicalismC
Journal of Accounting, Ethics and Public PolicyC
Journal of Asian and African StudiesC
Journal of Asian Public PolicyC
Journal of Asian Security and International AffairsC
Journal of Asian Security and International AffairsC
Journal of Australian StudiesC
Journal of Borderlands StudiesC
Journal of Business and Policy ResearchC
Journal of Children and PovertyC
Journal of Civil SocietyC
Journal of Communist Studies and Transition PoliticsC
Journal of Consumer PolicyC
Journal of Contemporary African StudiesC
Journal of Contemporary European StudiesC
Journal of Contemporary PoliticsC
Journal of Critical RealismC
Journal of Current Southeast Asian AffairsC
Journal of Diplomacy and Foreign RelationsC
Journal of Economic and Social PolicyC
Journal of Educational Planning and AdministrationC
Journal of Emergency ManagementC
Journal of Environmental HealthC
Journal of European IntegrationC
Journal of European Social PolicyC
Journal of Government and Political StudiesC
Journal of Haitian StudiesC
Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency ManagementC
Journal of Human SecurityC
Journal of Intercultural StudiesC
Journal of International Commerce, Economics and PolicyC
Journal of International Political TheoryC
Journal of Law and Public PolicyC
Journal of Law and Social PolicyC
Journal of Modern Italian StudiesC
Journal of Money Laundering ControlC
Journal of Muslim Minority AffairsC
Journal of Natural Resources Policy ResearchC
Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and EventsC
Journal of Political and Military SociologyC
Journal of Political MarketingC
Journal of Political PowerC
Journal of Political ScienceC
Journal of Politics in Latin AmericaC
Journal of Public AffairsC
Journal of Deliberative DemocracyC
Journal of Public Health PolicyC
Journal of Public ProcurementC
Journal of Slavic Military StudiesC
Journal of Social and Political ThoughtC
Journal of South Asian DevelopmentC
Journal of Southeast Asian StudiesC
Journal of Southern African StudiesC
Journal of the Asia Pacific EconomyC
Journal of the History of Economic ThoughtC
Journal of the Indian Ocean RegionC
Journal of Transatlantic StudiesC
Journal of Volunteer AdministrationC
Just PolicyC
Keio Journal of PoliticsC
Korea ObserverC
Labour and IndustryC
Latin American PerspectivesC
Latin American PolicyC
Lex Localis-Journal Of Local Self-GovernmentC
Low Intensity Conflict and Law EnforcementC
Manual of Environmental PolicyC
Maritime AffairsC
Marxism and RealityC
Mcgill International Journal of Sustainable Development Law and PolicyC
Mediterranean PoliticsC
Melbourne Journal of PoliticsC
Middle East CritiqueC
Middle East Journal of Culture and CommunicationsC
Middle East PolicyC
Military Operations Research (Alexandria, 1996)C
Modern JudaismC
Mongolian Journal of International AffairsC
Monthly ReviewC
National Political Science ReviewC
Nationalism and Ethnic PoliticsC
Nationalities Papers-The Journal of Nationalism and EthnicityC
Native Studies ReviewC
New ForestsC
New FormationsC
New Political ScienceC
New ProposalsC
New Zealand Journal of Educational LeadershipC
Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector QuarterlyC
Nonproliferation ReviewC
Nueva SociedadC
OPEC Energy ReviewC
Pacific FocusC
Pacific Rim Law and Policy JournalC
Parliaments, Estates and RepresentationC
Peace and ChangeC
Peace and PolicyC
Peacekeeping and International RelationsC
Perspectives on European Politics and SocietyC
Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher EducationC
Perspectives: the Central European Review of International AffairsC
Philippine Political Science JournalC
Place Branding and Public DiplomacyC
Policy ReviewC
Politica ExternaC
Politica y GobiernoC
Political CrossroadsC
Political TheologyC
Politics and GovernanceC
Politics and PolicyC
Politics and ReligionC
Politics Religion & IdeologyC
Politique et SocietesC
Politique EtrangereC
Politische VierteljahresschriftC
Problems of Education in the 21st CenturyC
Progress in Development StudiesC
Public Administration and DevelopmentC
Public Administration and PolicyC
Public Administration QuarterlyC
Public ManagerC
Public PolicyC
Regional and federal studiesC
Religion and PoliticsC
Research and Development in Higher Education SeriesC
Review of Middle East StudiesC
Review of Urban and Regional Development StudiesC
Revista Brasileira de Politica InternacionalC
Revista de Ciencia PoliticaC
Revista De Estudios PoliticosC
Revista Del Clad Reforma Y DemocraciaC
Revista Espanola de Ciencia PoliticaC
Revue d'Economie PolitiqueC
Revue Francaise d'administration PubliqueC
Risk Management and Healthcare PolicyC
Rivista Italiana di Scienza PoliticaC
Romanian Journal of Political ScienceC
Russian PoliticsC
Science and Global SecurityC
Security ChallengesC
Sexuality Research and Social PolicyC
Social AlternativesC
Social Issues and Policy ReviewC
Social Policy Journal of New Zealand: te puna whakaaroC
Social Science QuarterlyC
Socialism and DemocracyC
South AsiaC
South Atlantic Quarterly C
South East Asia ResearchC
Southeast European and Black Sea StudiesC
Space PolicyC
State Politics and Policy QuarterlyC
Strategic AnalysisC
Strategic StudiesC
Studies in American Political DevelopmentC
Studies in Educational Policy and Educational Philosophy DiscourseC
Studies in Ethnicity and NationalismC
Studies in Indian Politics C
Studies in Political EconomyC
Sustainability: the journal of recordC
Sustainable Development Law and PolicyC
Taiwan Journal of DemocracyC
Taiwanese Political Science ReviewC
Teaching Public AdministrationC
Territory Politics and GovernanceC
The American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy and the LawC
The Australian Journal of Emergency ManagementC
The Cato JournalC
The China and Eurasia Forum QuarterlyC
The Cyprus ReviewC
The Economics of Peace and Security JournalC
The Hague Journal of DiplomacyC
The Harvard Journal of World AffairsC
The International Forestry ReviewC
The International Gramsci JournalC
The International Scope ReviewC
The International SpectatorC
The Journal of Legislative StudiesC
The Journal of Narrative PoliticsC
The Korean Journal of Defense AnalysisC
The New England Journal of Political ScienceC
The Peace and Conflict ReviewC
The Review of Policy ResearchC
The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International AffairsC
The SixtiesC
The South African Journal of International AffairsC
The South Slav JournalC
Thesis ElevenC
Third Sector ReviewC
TMC Academic JournalC
Transforming GovernmentC
Transylvanian Review of Administrative SciencesC
Turkish StudiesC
Uluslararasi Iliskiler-International RelationsC
Utilities PolicyC
Virginia Journal of Social Policy and the LawC
Voluntary ActionC
Voluntary Sector ReviewC
Water PolicyC
World TensionsC
World TodayC