CALL FOR AUTHORS: Encyclopedia of Campaigns, Elections, and Electoral Analysis
We are inviting academic editorial contributors to the Encyclopedia of Campaigns, Elections, and Electoral Analysis, a collection of approximately 450 articles in a two-volume set, exploring all topics related to American political campaigns, elections, and electoral behavior, including some cross-cultural comparisons to help place campaigns, elections, and electoral behavior in America in an international context. Coverage includes the history of campaigns, elections, and electoral behavior patterns at the national, state, and local levels, dating back to the pre-constitutional period. The scope of the encyclopedia is broad, focusing on all aspects of campaigns from early times to the present, tracing the various developments in campaign strategies, management styles, technologies, political advertising, campaign financing, media coverage, convention politics, and electoral and polling methodologies. We are starting the assignment process for articles that will be due May 15, 2007.
This comprehensive project will be sold to college, public, and other academic libraries and published by Sage Reference in early 2008 (in advance of the 2008 election). Each article, ranging from 400 to 4,000 words, is signed by the contributor. The General Editor for the encyclopedia is Kenneth F. Warren, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science, Saint Louis University. Dr. Warren will review all the articles for academic consistency.
If you are interested in contributing to the encyclopedia, it can be a notable publication addition to your CV/resume and broaden your publishing credits. Sage Publications offers an honorarium ranging from Sage book credits for smaller articles up to a free set of the encyclopedia (approximately a $400 value) for contributions totaling 10,000 words or more.
The list of available articles is already prepared, and as a next step we will e-mail you the Article List (Excel file) from which you can select topics that best fit your expertise and interests. Additionally, Style and Submission Guidelines will be provided that detail article specifications.
If you would like to contribute to building a truly outstanding reference with the Encyclopedia of Campaigns, Elections, and Electoral Analysis, please contact me by the e-mail information below. Please provide a brief summary of your academic/publishing credentials. A background in political science or electoral history is preferred. Thanks very much.
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