Journal of Public Deliberation Moving to Kansas State
The Journal of Public Deliberation (JPD), an online peer-reviewed journal of contemporary scholarship in the field of deliberative democracy published by the Deliberative Democracy Consortium, has found a new academic home.
From the September 24 Kansas State University press release (emphasis mine):
University New Home to Prestigious Democracy Journal
MANHATTAN — Kansas State University has become the new home of the Journal of Public Deliberation, with K-State’s David Procter and Timothy Steffensmeier serving as co-editors.
Procter is a professor of communication studies and director of K-State’s Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy; Steffensmeier is an assistant professor of communication studies and an associate with the institute.
Procter and Steffensmeier will pursue several initiatives as new editors of the journal. They want it to be the premier, peer-reviewed journal in deliberative democracy. They also want to increase the number of issues published per year, broaden the readership, and increase international submissions and readership.
In addition, Procter and Steffensmeier want to expand the journal’s presence in online deliberation issues, as well as increase essays and articles regarding the value and process of public participation in political governance.
Check out the most recent issue (volume 6, issue 2) of the journal.
JPD is an interdisciplinary effort, and scholars and practitioners from all disciplines are invited to contribute.
The first call for papers from Messrs. Procter and Steffensmeier will be announced November 1, 2010.