: Call for Applications: Review Panel

Mapping Politics invites applications for the Review Panel for Volume 9 of the journal. Applicants are not required to be political science students; however, they should have knowledge of social science methodology and theory that they can apply to the analysis of politics. This role is an excellent addition to any resume and demonstrates ability to work in teams.

Mapping Politics is a student-led journal hosted by the Department of Political Science, Memorial University of Newfoundland, in St. John’s. First published in 2009, the journal has published dozens of articles written by undergraduate and master’s students on a wide-range of topics.

Members of the Review Panel conduct double-blind peer-reviews of submissions to the journal  ensuring that the articles published by the journal meet scholarly standards. Reviewers read submissions to critically assess the papers and provide feedback to the authors. Reviewers also make recommendations on whether the submissions should be accepted for publication. No experience is required and this is an excellent opportunity for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students to gain experience in scholarly publishing. Reviewers are given an introduction to the review and publishing process and training for performing peer-review.

To apply, submit a single PDF containing your:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume or academic CV
  • A writing sample of 1-2 pages

In your cover letter please indicate how your background will contribute to the peer-review process. The editors may assign reviews based on areas of specialization, so applicants are encouraged to indicate any areas that they have strong knowledge of. Applicants are also encouraged to indicate if they are native French speakers or have bilingual or near-bilingual proficiency in the French language.

Applications are to be address to the Co-Editors, Jason Waters and Megan De Vries and submitted to editor@mappingpolitics.ca.

If you have questions or other inquiries, please feel free to send them to editor@mappingpolitics.ca.

Deadline for applications is March 16, 2018.



ISSN: 1920-5473