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PBJ: Politics, Bureaucracy and Justice Journal

Politics, Bureaucracy, and Justice Journal

PB&J: Politics, Bureaucracy, and Justice is the student-run journal of the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice at West Texas A&M University. It helps fulfill an important university mission. It offers scholars of all levels, from undergraduate and graduate students to faculty members and any interested party, the opportunity to publish scholarly work in a peer-reviewed, academic journal. PB&J is also a different kind of academic journal because of the prominent role students play in the publishing process. PB&J not only actively seeks student submissions, but students also review the articles and make editorial decisions to publish or reject a submission. The journal is available around the world on the Internet and is recognized by the Library of Congress.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions are welcome from across the university and the larger community of researchers on subjects that pertain to the journal’s three focus areas. PB&J follows a blind submissions process and uses the American Psychological Association (APA) style for citations and formatting. When submitting please provide a cover page including detailed contact information, such as an email address and telephone number; an abstract of no more than 200 words; and a version of the manuscript with all references to the author(s) removed.

All submissions and inquiries should be sent to the PB&J editor at pbj@wtamu.edu.


Editorial Procedure
Politics, Bureaucracy, and Justice is a refereed, peer-reviewed academic journal. All submissions are reviewed by students and faculty members in political science, public administration, criminal justice, or nonprofit management. At least one reviewer holds a Ph.D. in an appropriate field. Reviewers are anonymous and the process is single-blind. The journal is undergraduate and graduate-student friendly in that we seek young scholars to serve as part of the publishing process.

Please submit a version of your manuscript with any information identifying the author(s) removed. If accepted, either the data used to construct graphs or a 300dpi PDF (or eps) version of each graph or figure must be provided.