A JMC Webinar: “How to Publish a Journal Article” with Jeremy Bailey & Susan McWilliams Barndt

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JMC Publishing Webinar: “How to Publish a Journal Article” with Jeremy Bailey & Susan McWilliams Barndt (Editors of American Political Thought Journal)


In a virtual workshop on August 17, 2020, Jeremy D. Bailey (Professor, University of Houston) and Susan McWilliams Barndt (Chair and Professor, Pomona College Politics Department), the Co-Editors of American Political Thought Journal and the American Political Thought book series at the University Press of Kansas, discussed their experience as editors and writing and publishing their own articles.

The webinar addressed, among other things:

  • How to decide on the appropriate journal for your article
  • How to think about your article’s “scholarly contribution”
  • Why articles are desk-rejected
  • The revision and resubmission process
  • How editors decide on the reviewers for a piece



Monday, August 17, 2020 • 2:30 PM EDT
A virtual webinar through Zoom



Jeremy D. Bailey is a Professor at the University of Houston, where he holds a dual appointment in Political Science and the Honors College. His articles have appeared in American Political Science Review, Review of Politics, Political Research Quarterly, Publius, Presidential Studies Quarterly, American Politics Research, Critical Review, and Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. His books include The Idea of Presidential Representation: An Intellectual and Political History (University Press of Kansas, 2019), James Madison and Constitutional Imperfection (Cambridge University Press, 2015), The Contested Removal Power, 1789-2010 (University Press of Kansas 2013, coauthored with David Alvis and Flagg Taylor), which was named a 2014 “Outstanding Academic Title” by Choice, and Thomas Jefferson and Executive Power (Cambridge University Press 2007). With Susan McWilliams Barndt, he is editor of American Political Thought: A Journal of Ideas, Institutions, and Culture, published quarterly by University of Chicago Press, as well as the American political thought book series at the University Press of Kansas. Bailey attended Rhodes College and received his Ph.D. from Boston College, where his dissertation was the 2004 co-winner of the APSA’s E. E. Schattschneider Prize for best dissertation in American politics.

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Susan J. McWilliamsSusan McWilliams Barndt is the Chair and Professor of Politics at Pomona College. She is the co-editor of the peer-reviewed journal American Political Thought and the co-editor of the American Political Thought book series at the University Press of Kansas. She is the author of The American Road Trip and American Political Thought and Traveling Back: Toward a Global Political Theory. She has also edited several books, most recently A Political Companion to James Baldwin and The Best Kind of College: An Insiders’​ Guide to America’s Small Liberal Arts Colleges (co-edited with John Seery). Her writing has been published widely, including in Boston Review, Bust, Front Porch Republic, The Nation, Perspectives on Political Science, Political Science Quarterly, The Review of Politics, and The Star-Ledger. McWilliams Barndt received her B.A. in Political Science and Russian from Amherst College and her M.A. and Ph.D. in politics from Princeton University.

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Thomas Cleveland joined the Jack Miller Center August 2019 as Academic Programs Officer. He received his B.A. from St. John’s College in Annapolis, where he studied the history of science, math, and philosophy. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Boston College in 2016 with a dissertation on Plato’s accounts of the origins of political life in the Laws. Before joining the Jack Miller Center he was a postdoctoral fellow with the Program on Constitutional Government at Harvard University and taught political theory and American politics at Miami University of Ohio and the College of the Holy Cross.

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