Publication, Publication


King, Gary. 2006. “Publication, Publication,” PS: Political Science and Politics, 39: 119–125. Copy at
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Publication, Publication


I show herein how to write a publishable paper by beginning with the replication of a published article. This strategy seems to work well for class projects in producing papers that ultimately get published, helping to professionalize students into the discipline, and teaching them the scientific norms of the free exchange of academic information. I begin by briefly revisiting the prominent debate on replication our discipline had a decade ago and some of the progress made in data sharing since.

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