Journal of Deliberate Democracy

The Journal of Deliberative Democracy (formerly the Journal of Public Deliberation) publishes articles that shape the course of scholarship on deliberative democracy. It is the forum for the latest thinking, emerging debates, alternative perspectives, as well as critical views on deliberation. (publ. by University of Westminster Press)

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Journal of Deliberative Democracy

 

About

Focus and Scope

The Journal of Deliberative Democracy (formerly the Journal of Public Deliberation) publishes articles that shape the course of scholarship on deliberative democracy. It is the forum for the latest thinking, emerging debates, alternative perspectives, as well as critical views on deliberation. The journal welcomes submissions from all theoretical and methodological traditions. It aims to be the platform to broker knowledge between scholars and practitioners of citizen engagement.

The journal is supported by the newDemocracy Foundation, the Deliberative Democracy Consortium and the International Association for Public Participation. It is hosted at the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance at the University of Canberra and co-edited by Nicole Curato with Kim Strandberg, Åbo Akademi University, André Bächtiger, University of Stuttgart and Graham Smith, University of Westminster.

 

Publication Frequency

The journal publishes two issues a year (January to June, July to December). Articles are made available as soon as they are ready to ensure that there are no unnecessary delays in getting content publicly available.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Authors of articles published remain the copyright holders and grant third parties the right to use, reproduce, and share the article according to the Creative Commons license agreement.

 

Archiving Policy

The journal’s publisher focuses on making content discoverable and accessible through indexing services. Content is also archived around the world to ensure long-term availability.

To ensure permanency of all publications, this journal also utilises CLOCKSS, and LOCKSS archiving systems to create permanent archives for the purposes of preservation and restoration.

If the journal is not indexed by your preferred service, please contact us or alternatively by making an indexing request directly with the service.

 

Sponsors

The Journal of Deliberative Democracy is published with the support of the newDemocracy Foundation, the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2), and the Deliberative Democracy Consortium.

 

History

This journal was previously published as the International Journal for Public Participation (2007-2010) and, in November 2010, merged with the Journal for Public Deliberation as a joint venture between the Deliberative Democracy Consortium and IAP2. This initiative aimed to extend the discourse in the field benefiting from firsthand experience of public participation practitioners.

In 2020, the journal was relaunched as the Journal of Deliberative Democracy.

Funding for the migration of back content was provided by Åbo Akademi and Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance.

 

 

Editorial Team

 

Editors

Nicole Curato
Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance, University of Canberra
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Marina Lindell
Social Science Research Institute, Åbo Akademi University
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André Bächtiger
Institute for Social Sciences (SOWI II), University of Stuttgart
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Graham Smith
Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster
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Associate Editors

Emmanuel Ifeanyi Ani
Department of Philosophy and Classics, University of Ghana
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Edana Beauvais
Department of Political Science, Simon Fraser University
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Lori L. Britt
School of Communication, James Madison University
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Henrik Serup Christensen
Department of Political Science, Åbo Akademi University
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Tamirace Fakhoury
Department of Politics and Society, Aalborg University
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Timothy J. Shaffer
Department of Communication Studies, Kansas State University
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Kim Strandberg
Social Science Research Institute, Åbo Akademi University
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Jane Suiter
School of Communications, Dublin City University
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Book Review Editors

Patricia Mockler
Department of Political Studies, Queen's University
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Filipe Motta
Department of Political Science, Federal University of Minas Gerais
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Kei Nishiyama
Department of Policy Studies, Doshisha University
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John Rountree
College of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Houston-Downtown
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Editorial Board

Hans Asenbaum
Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance, University of Canberra
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Emily Beausoleil
Victoria University of Wellington
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John Boswell
Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Southampton
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John S. Dryzek
Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance, University of Canberra
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Selen A. Ercan
Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance, University of Canberra
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David Farrell
School of Politics and International Relations, University College Dublin
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John Gastil
Department of Communication Arts and Sciences, Pennsylvania State University
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Rachel Gibson
School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester
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Zeynep Gülru Göker
Sabancı Üniversitesi
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Kimmo Grönlund
Social Science Research Institute, Åbo Akademi University
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Marit Hammond
School of Social, Global and Political Studies, Keele University
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Cassandra J. Hemphill
IAP2
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Carolyn Hendriks
Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University
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Kaisa Herne
Faculty of Management and Business, University of Tampere
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Jonathan Kuyper
University of Oslo
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Peter MacLeod
MASS LBP
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Rousiley Maia
Department of Communication, Federal University of Minas Gerais
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Sofie Marien
Centre for Political Science Research, University of Leuven
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Simon Niemeyer
Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance, University of Canberra
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Jonathan Rose
Department of Political Studies, Queen's University
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Paromita Sanyal
College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, Florida State University
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Molly (Mary) Scudder
College of Liberal Arts, Purdue University
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Maija Setälä
Department of Philosophy, Contemporary History and Political Science, University of Turku
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William Smith
Department of Government and Public Administration, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
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Leyla Tavernaro-Haidarian
Department of Journalism, Film and Television, University of Johannesburg
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Author Guidelines

 

Submissions should be made electronically through this website. Once submitted, the author can track the submission and communicate with the editors via the online journal management system.

Authors may submit their manuscripts using any referencing style and format as long as the style is consistent. We will only require authors to follow the journal’s style guide once the paper is accepted for publication.

We prefer to receive articles in Word format. Authors may submit their manuscripts as a single file, including tables, images, figures. 

 

Our articles have an upper limit of 8,000 words including footnotes and references. We grant exemptions in limited circumstances. 

To ensure blind peer review, please only list the title and abstract on the submitted manuscript file. 

The names of all authors, affiliations, contact details, and the corresponding author details must be completed online as part of the submission process. All authors must fit within the journal's definition of an author, available here.

 

Article types

  • Research articles are full-length manuscripts that present an original contribution to the field of deliberative democracy. The length ranges from 6,000 to 8,000 words. The word count may be extended in exceptional circumstances, such as historical or ethnographic articles. Additional tables and appendix may be published in the online version of the article and are excluded from the word count.  
     
  • Commentaries are short, thoughtful pieces that take stock of recent developments in deliberative democracy. Commentaries are usually solicited. Pieces must not be longer than 3,000 words.
     
  • Book reviews are analytical pieces that synthesize the contributions of at least three new books on deliberative democracy and critically examine their impact on the field. 
     
  • Creative content is usually solicited, which includes interviews, conversations, roundtables, and reflections from the field.

All word limits include referencing and citation.

 

For further details please follow below links:

Article types | Structure | Permissions |Language & text | Data & Symbols | Figures & Tables | References

 

 

 

Research Integrity

 

Anti-Plagiarism Checking

A combination of pre-screening and open access is the best possible defence against plagiarism. All articles submitted to University of Westminster Press journals are automatically screened for plagiarism by the CrossCheck system from CrossRef. This system compares incoming articles to a large database of academic content, and alerts editors to any possible issues.

 

Rigorous Peer Review

University of Westminster Press ensures that all research output, in both journals and books, is thoroughly peer review by external reviewers, and offer the option of open peer review if required. Publications of a commentary or opinion nature may not be sent for external peer review but will include extensive editorial review and revisions. All of our journals adhere to the COPE guidelines for best practice.

 

Open Licenses

All University of Westminster Press content is released under open licenses from Creative Commons. We believe that only CC BY meets the requirements for true open access for books and journals, and strongly prefer CC0 for open research data.

We support the Budapest Open Access Initiative, which states that open access “…will accelerate research, enrich education, share the learning of the rich with the poor and the poor with the rich, make this literature as useful as it can be, and lay the foundation for uniting humanity in a common intellectual conversation and quest for knowledge.”

We also endorse the Panton Principles, which state that "for science to effectively function, and for society to reap the full benefits from scientific endeavours, it is crucial that science data be made open."

 

Research Data

All University of Westminster Press journals and books strongly encourage authors to make the research objects associated with their publications openly available. This includes research data, software, bioresources and methodologies. This means that peer reviewers are able to better assess the foundations of claims made, and the research community and wider public are able to similarly validate authors’ work, and are more easily able to extend and build upon it.

All journals and books can be integrated with their own repository on the Dataverse Network as standard, and additional integration with subject-specific repositories such as Dryad is implemented on request.

 

Indexing

All University of Westminster Press content is indexed with CrossRef and assigned a Digital Object Identifier (DOI). This means that all of our references are made available so that citations can be tracked by the publishing community, and the content is added to the Cross-Check anti-plagiarism database.

All of our article metadata is openly available for harvesting by indexing services via OAI-PMH and the journals are registered with Open Archives.

For more information on where this journal is indexed, please view the journal's about page.

 

Archiving

As members of CLOCKSS (Controlled Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) our content is regularly archived with many of the world's leading research libraries. The CLOCKSS archive ensures that University of Westminster Press content will always be made available as open access, in any eventuality.

Where relevant we automatically archive journal and book content with subject specific archives such as PubMed Central or Europe PMC / PMC Bookshelf.

We fully support and encourage author self-archiving of all content (sometimes termed 'green' open access). All University of Westminster Press journals are registered with SHERPA/RoMEO to ensure that the license terms and self-archiving policies of the journals are 100% clear.

 

No Lock-in

The University of Westminster Press uses open, non-proprietary standards for all of its content, meaning that it can be easily transferred to archives and other publishers. All of our article XML is compliant with the Journal Archiving Tag Suite (JATS) schema.

We endorse and adhere to the NISO Transfer Code of Practice, which ensures that when a journal transfers between publishers, that librarians, editors, and other publishers are informed and treated fairly.

All copyright to the published content is retained by the authors, University of Westminster Press does not retain rights to the published content and the content can be transferred away from University of Westminster Press if the editors decide to change the publisher.

 

 

Journal Representatives

 

Editor

Nicole Curato

Book Review Editor

John Rountree

Technical Support

Support Contact

Press Manager

Philippa Grand

 

For inquiries, kindly get in touch here via the JDD contact form

 

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