The International Political Science Abstracts


The IPSA Abstracts is a publication of IPSA, covering articles from scholarly journals worldwide. Both EBSCO and Ovid platforms provide access to the online IPSA Abstracts database in a purchasable package.


The International PS Abstracts is published by the International Political Science Association since 1951. The content and selection criteria are established by experienced political scientists


The IPSA editors review PS articles in abstract format for the most relevant scholarly journals worldwide. Both EBSCO and Ovid platforms propose options in their database packages allowing direct access to the full text of abstracted articles

Information density

IPSA Abstracts are available in electronic format from 1989 to the present with more than 110,000 records. Backfiles to 1975 are in planning

Content Pertinence to Political Science

Articles from the most relevant academic and scholarly journals and yearbooks in political science and related disciplines are reviewed and abstracted. While intended primarily for Political Science researchers, the IPSA Abstracts also addresses all social scientists

Updating Rate

The database is updated four to six times a year, as new article abstracts are added