Scottish Affairs

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Scottish Affairs 
Discipline Scottish politics
Language English
Edited by Michael Rosie
Publication details
Publication history
Edinburgh University Press  (United Kingdom)
Frequency Quarterly
Standard abbreviations
Scott. Aff.
ISSN 0966-0356  (print)
2053-888X  (web)
LCCN 94640271
OCLC  no. 27420904

Scottish Affairs is a peer-reviewed academic journal covering Scottish politics. It was established in 1992 [1] and has been published by Edinburgh University Press since 2014. [2] It is the successor to the Scottish Government Yearbooks, which ran from 1976 to 1992.

Academic journal peer-reviewed periodical relating to a particular academic discipline

An academic or scholarly journal is a periodical publication in which scholarship relating to a particular academic discipline is published. Academic journals serve as permanent and transparent forums for the presentation, scrutiny, and discussion of research. They are usually peer-reviewed or refereed. Content typically takes the form of articles presenting original research, review articles, and book reviews. The purpose of an academic journal, according to Henry Oldenburg, is to give researchers a venue to "impart their knowledge to one another, and contribute what they can to the Grand design of improving natural knowledge, and perfecting all Philosophical Arts, and Sciences."

Edinburgh University Press British scholarly publisher

Edinburgh University Press is a scholarly publisher of academic books and journals, based in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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  1. ""Spotlight on"…Scottish Affairs". EUP Journals Blog. 16 February 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2015.
  2. "Scottish Affairs Journal - new to Edinburgh University Press in 2014". Applied Quantitative Methods Network (AQMeN) research centre. Retrieved 20 July 2015.