Congress & the Presidency Journal

This publication is an interdisciplinary journal of political science and history, published by American University's Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies since 1984. The journal is now being published three times a year. Congress & the Presidency features articles on Congress, the President, the interaction between the two institutions, and national policy-making.
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Special Issue for Congress & the Presidency Journal

Special Issue: New Perspectives in American Legislative Studies

As American governing institutions evolve with respect to gender, race/ethnicity, capacity, and culture, so too must the range of theoretical, methodological, and demographic perspectives that researchers bring to bear in studying these institutions. Against this backdrop, Congress & the Presidency seeks to incentivize scholars to broaden the range of perspectives and experiences upon which they draw when pursuing insights into American governance at the federal level. Accordingly, we are seeking submissions for a 2023 special issue, “New Perspectives in American Legislative Studies.”

This special issue invites theoretically informed analyses of the U.S legislative and executive branches (the presidency and the federal bureaucracy) that ask novel questions, offer novel answers, and/or use novel approaches.  We are particularly interested in contributions that clarify the ways that changing demographics (race/ethnicity, gender, sexuality) influence American governance and political representation. We strongly encourage submissions from “emerging” (including PhD candidates), inter-generational research teams, and from those whose backgrounds have been traditionally underrepresented in political science and in the academy more generally.

The window for submission of research articles (~10,000 words), research notes (~5-7,000 words), and research syntheses began November 1, 2021, and ran through March 1, 2022.  The special issue is planned for publication in early 2023. Articles will be available online by Fall of 2022.

Queries about this special issue should be directed to guest editors David C. Barker ( and Valeria Sinclair Chapman (  

Manuscript Submission

To submit a manuscript, visit our online submission and review site:

Articles should be double-spaced throughout, using reference-in-text format, with footnotes, references, tables, and figures on separate pages. Total pages, including abstract, tables, references, figure or table captions, and endnotes should not exceed 40 pages (250 words per page). Congress & the Presidency follows the APSA Style Manual.

To allow for a blind review process, the manuscript itself should be anonymous and not include any information that identifies the authors or any collaborators in the work.


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Editorial Team

Jeffrey Crouch, American University

Editor Emeritus
James A. Thurber, American University

Reviews & Book Editor
Adam L. Warber, Clemson University

Managing Editor
Ryan DeTamble, American University

E. Scott Adler - University of Colorado
John Aldrich - Duke University
R. Douglas Arnold - Princeton University
David Barker - American University
Terri Bimes - University of California, Berkeley
Sarah Binder - George Washington University
Jon Bond - Texas A&M University
MaryAnne Borrelli - Connecticut College
Janet Box-Steffensmeier - Ohio State University
Brandice Canes-Wrone - Princeton University
David Canon - University of Wisconsin-Madison
George C. Edwards III - Texas A&M University
Diana Evans - Trinity College
C. Lawrence Evans - William and Mary University
Morris Fiorina - Stanford University
John R. Hibbing - University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Karen Hult - Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
Vincent Hutchings - University of Michigan
Jeffery A. Jenkins - University of Southern California
Nancy Kassop - State University of New York, New Paltz
Keith Krehbiel - Stanford University
Frances Lee - Princeton University
Forrest Maltzman - George Washington University
Kenneth Mayer - University of Wisconsin-Madison
Bruce Miroff - State University of New York, Albany
Vincent Moscardelli - University of Connecticut
John Owens - University of Westminster
Paul Quirk - University of British Columbia
Andrew Rudalevige - Bowdoin College
Brian F. Schaffner - University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Wendy Schiller - Brown University
Patrick Sellers - Davidson College
Stephen Skowronek - Yale University
Steven S. Smith - Washington University in St. Louis
Charles Stewart, III - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Matthew Streb - Northern Illinois University
Terry Sullivan - University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Michele Swers - Georgetown University
Raymond Tatalovich - Loyola University of Chicago
Charles Walcott - Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
Stephen J. Wayne - Georgetown University
Daniel Wirls - UC Santa Cruz
Gerald Wright - Indiana University

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Please mail books for review consideration to Reviews & Book Editor Adam Warber

Adam Warber
232 Brackett Hall
Department of Political Science
Clemson University
Clemson, SC 29634-1354

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