Description: Since its inception in 1968, Polity has established and maintained a distinct identity as a journal open to a variety of theoretically and historically informed approaches to the study of politics. While other political science journals have become increasingly specialized or associated with a particular trend within the discipline, Polity has steadfastly remained ecumenical in its approach, opening its pages to authors and articles whose styles are accessible and whose subjects are of interest to broadly educated readers.
The "moving wall" represents the time period between the last issue
available in JSTOR and the most recently published issue of a journal.
Moving walls are generally represented in years. In rare instances, a
publisher has elected to have a "zero" moving wall, so their current
issues are available in JSTOR shortly after publication.
Note: In calculating the moving wall, the current year is not counted.
For example, if the current year is 2008 and a journal has a 5 year
moving wall, articles from the year 2002 are available.
Terms Related to the Moving Wall
Fixed walls: Journals with no new volumes being added to the archive.
Absorbed: Journals that are combined with another title.
Complete: Journals that are no longer published or that have been
combined with another title.