The article presents an analysis of the writings published in this journal from 1971 to 2000, a total of 460 contributions. The results provide an overview of three decades of Italian political science through the pages of its most long-standing specialized periodical. The authors have classified the materials from several points of view: number and nationality of the authors, topics, research approaches, type of data, data analysis techniques, and style of presentation. It is shown that most articles have been written by Italian political scientist authors but with significant contributions by many of the key international figures in the discipline. Wide variety of interests, theoretical concerns, attention to conceptual formulations and empirical research appear to have been constant characteristics of the writings published over the last three decades.