Call for Papers: TPM Special Issue on Replication

The editors of The Political Methodologist are calling for papers for a special issue of TPM addressing the replication of empirical research in political and social science!

Replication has recently become a frequent and somewhat controversial topic in the social sciences generally and political science specifically. Many issues remain unresolved, including how and why replications are to be conducted, interpreted, and published–and whether any of these efforts should be undertaken at all.

To further this conversation, the editors of The Political Methodologist are devoting a special issue to replication in political and social science. Topics addressed may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • the different ways that studies can be replicated
  • what each of form of replication can accomplish
  • what successful and failed replications mean
  • how replications should be handled as a part of the publication process
  • an author’s responsibility to enable replication of his/her research
  • software and instructional resources to facilitate replication
  • the role of replication in graduate or undergraduate education

Submissions should be between 2000-4000 words, and should be sent to by December 1, 2014. Accepted articles will be featured on our blog, and also in the print edition of TPM.

If you’re interested in contributing to the special issue and would like to talk about prospective contributions before writing/submitting, please feel free to contact Justin Esarey ( or any of the associate editors of TPM.

About Justin Esarey

Associate Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Wake Forest University.
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1 Response to Call for Papers: TPM Special Issue on Replication

  1. Pingback: Reminder: 12/1 Due Date for Special Issue on Replication | The Political Methodologist

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