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Journals: News & Highlights

Policy & Politics Impact Factor increases by 72% to 1.302!

8 August 2014

Free journal articles for September

Policy & Politics
All content free for September

Evidence & Policy
Perceptions of the usefulness and use of research conducted in other countries

Journal of Poverty & Social Justice
Social impact bonds: a wolf in sheep's clothing?

Voluntary Sector Review
How donors choose charities: The role of personal taste and experiences in giving decisions

Families, Relationships & Societies
Encountering ethics in studying challenging family relations

Critical and Radical Social Work
Advocating for Palestinian children in the face of the Israeli occupation

Why not sign up for a free trial for our journals? See individual journal pages for more information.

 Journals now on Editorial Manager

We are pleased to announce that Evidence & PolicyPolicy & PoliticsVoluntary Sector Review, Families, Relationships and Societies, Journal of Poverty and Social Justice and Critical and Radical Social Work are now on Editorial Manager. Details on manuscript submission are available on individual journal pages. 

Third Sector Knowledge Portal 

Third Sector Research Centre (TSRC) have launched the Third Sector Knowledge Portal. This includes individual articles of all the papers from Voluntary Sector Review: keywords, the abstract and information on how to access the full article. There is more information here.  

Welcome to our Journals pages

We publish a number of highly prestigious journals in the social sciences - Policy & Politics, Evidence & Policy, Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, Voluntary Sector Review, Families Relationships & Societies, Critical and Radical Social Work and Journal of Playwork Practice. To find out more about each journal click on the links on the left.

New! Journal of Playwork Practice

JPP cover


Find out more, including details on how to submit a paper, here.

Open Access options with Policy Press journals

Policy Press journals comply with the RCUK, NIH, Wellcome Trust and other funding agency mandates for Open Access publication of work they support.
Green Open Access Archiving has already been possible for some time, for more information see our policy on self archiving and institutional repositories. Gold Open Access Publishing (making articles freely available to the reader) is also now available upon payment of an Article Processing Charge. For further details please see Open Access Options.

Access Policy Press journals online

All our journals are available online through Ingenta to institutions and individuals can also sign up for our free trials. Find out more

Publish your journal with us

We are always interested in proposals for new journals and are pleased to hear from associations, societies and organisations who are looking for publishing partners. Please visit our 'Publish your journal with us' page for more information and see our guidance for authors on how to submit a journal proposal. If you would like to discuss a proposal for a new journal, please contact Julia Mortimer on tel: +44 (0)117 331 4098 or email:

Developing-country initiatives

For some time now, Policy Press has been working with INASP, an international development charity working with a global network of partners to strengthen access to, production and use of knowledge and evidence in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The aim is to improve access, production and use of research information and knowledge, so that countries are equipped to solve their development challenges. To find out more about INASP, visit the website at


Policy Press is pleased to announce that our journals are now included in Portico. The Portico service provides a permanent archive of electronic scholarly journals which provides protection for libraries against a potential loss of access. Libraries receive campus-wide access to archived content when specific trigger events occur and if the titles are no longer available from us or our online journal hosts, Ingenta.


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