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Policy Issues essays (opinion pieces) and Book Review essays: Maximum length is 25 pages in Times New Roman 12 type, double-spaced. Individual book reviews: 6 pages
All submissions considered for publication are peer-reviewed and are subject to revision before final acceptance and copyediting before publication.
Send books for review to the book review editor:
Dr. Alfred Montero
Book Review Editor, LAPS
Department of Political Science
One North College Street
Northfield, MN 55057-4025
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