Political Behavior, Vol. 25, No. 4, December 2003 ( 2003)
This is my last issue as Editor of Political Behavior, and I wanted to take
this opportunity to thank the many reviewers and authors with whom I have
worked over the years. Reviewing manuscripts is generally a thankless task,
but reviewers are nonetheless the backbone of any quality journal. Without
highly knowledgeable reviewers, authors will go elsewhere. I have also learned
a great deal from the authors who submit manuscripts to Political Behavior,
and I thank them for their professionalism and continued support of the jour-
nal. The members of our Editorial Board have helped me to find just the
right reviewer when a manuscript falls beyond my areas of expertise, and they
have helped keep the review process both timely and of high quality.
Over the years, it has been a pleasure to watch this journal grow both in
visibility and in the breadth of its coverage of the field of political behavior.
Political Behavior now attracts manuscripts from political scientists from a
wide range of countries and studies that examine the political behavior of
dozens of nations. It also attracts manuscripts from a wide variety of theoreti-
cal and methodological camps. The available of our articles in JSTOR begin-
ning this past year should only add further to its accessibility and visibility.
I am happy to be leaving the journal in extremely capable hands. I am
pleased to announce that Jon Hurwitz of the University of Pittsburgh, and
Mark Peffley of the University of Kentucky, have agreed to take over as co-
editors effective with the first issue of 2004. Jon and Mark will be shepherding
the journal through the transition to an online submission and review process.
I wish them the very best of luck and am certain that their editorship will take
the journal to new heights. Please direct your manuscripts, reviews and ques-
tions to them at POLBEH@UKY.EDU. The journal’s new website is located
Diana C. Mutz
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