West European Politics

West European Politics is a peer-reviewed academic journal of comparative politics focusing on Western Europe. It was established in 1978[1] and serves as one of the main publication venues in that field.[2] Its founding editors-in-chief were Vincent Wright and Gordon Smith; the current editors are Klaus Goetz, Anand Menon and Wolfgang C. Müller. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2015 impact factor of 1.464, ranking it 36th out of 163 journals in the category "Political Science".[3]

West European Politics
DisciplineComparative politics
Edited byPeter Mair, Klaus Goetz
Publication details
1.464 (2015)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4West Eur. Politics
NLMWest Eur Polit
ISSN0140-2382 (print)
1743-9655 (web)
OCLC no.473894221

Vincent Wright Memorial PrizeEdit

The Vincent Wright Memorial Prize was established in 1999 to honour the memory of Vincent Wright. Two prizes are awarded annually on the recommendation of members of the editorial advisory board for the best articles published in the journal during the preceding year.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Elisabeth Gayon (1985). "Guide documentaire de l'étudiant et du chercheur en science politique". In Madeleine Grawitz; Jean Leca (eds.). Traité de science politique (in French). Presses Universitaires de France. p. 306. ISBN 2-13-038858-2.
  2. ^ Russel J. Dalton (1991). "Comparative Politics of the Industrial Democracies: From the Golden Age to Island Hopping". In William Crotty (ed.). Political Science: Looking to the Future — Volume 2: Comparative Politics, Policy, and International Relations. Northwestern University Press. p. 20. ISBN 978-0-8101-0950-6.
  3. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Political Science". 2015 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Sciences ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2016.

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