To celebrate its half-centenary, PS: Political Science and Politics has published a virtual issue, reprinting classic papers from past issues. PS is the review and pedagogy journal of the American Political Science Association. The issue is entitled Navigating the Profession: Sage advice from the pages of PS, and it is available via Cambridge Journals Online. One of the selected papers is ‘Political Science Journals in Comparative Perspective: Evaluating Scholarly Journals in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom’ by James C. Garand, Micheal W. Giles, André Blais, and Iain McLean. It was originally published in 2009. It remains highly topical in the light of current discussions about how to reshape REF and its equivalents elsewhere.