Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Commonwealth publishes manuscripts across a broad range of topics related to the politics, policy and political history of Pennsylvania. The journal is interdisciplinary in nature, appealing to scholars and practitioners in fields such as political science, public administration, public policy and history.

We’re looking for the following types of content:

  • General articles on Pennsylvania state and local government
  • Multi-state comparative analyses featuring Pennsylvania or its regions
  • Impacts of federal policies on the Commonwealth
  • Analyses of specific public policy issues
  • Public administration and implementation politics in Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania political history
  • Public law and the courts in the Commonwealth
  • Pennsylvania campaigns, elections, and public opinion
  • International relations with clear consequences for Pennsylvania and its regions

 

Section Policies

Articles

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Research Note

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Book Reviews

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Publication Frequency

Commonwealth is published online three times a year.