The International Conference for the Study of Political Thought (CSPT) is an international, interdisciplinary organization of scholars and informed citizens concerned to promote the study of past and present political thinking especially with respect to the proper ends of political activity and the means permissible for their attainment. Founded in Toronto in 1967 by J.G.A. Pocock (The Johns Hopkins Univeristy), Melvin Richter (CUNY), and Neal Wood (York), the CSPT is now composed of a world-wide network of affiliated groups and scholarly organizations.
Applications are invited for the position of Editor of Political Theory: An International Journal of Political Philosophy, published by SAGE Publications. The term of the current Editor, Mary G Dietz, will end 31st December 2012. Download the full call for applications here or visit http://ptx.sagepub.com for more information.
CSPT members may download here and below a letter from the Executive Editorial Committee of Political Theory: An International Journal of Political Philosophy, regarding publication in the field and the use of impact factor in ranking journals. The Committee writes:
"The letter emerges from discussions that we, as members of the Executive Editorial Committee of Political Theory, have been having with Jayne Marks, Sage Publications Vice President and Editorial Director, about the use of impact factor in ranking journals and shaping library decisions about whether to maintain or suspend journal subscriptions. As the letter makes clear, while we are not great fans of this metric, we accept its growing governance of the journal acquisitions and subscriptions market, and we are concerned that political theorists both understand impact factor and what minor changes in their citation practices would help to sustain the journals they value."
2010 Spitz Prize