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

8 August 2014


Free journal articles for October


Policy & Politics
Bourdieu and the Big Society: empowering the powerful in public service provision?

Evidence & Policy
Plural forms of evidence in public health: tolerating epistemological and methodological diversity

Journal of Poverty & Social Justice
Getting back to work? claim trajectories and destinations of employment and Support Allowance claimants

Voluntary Sector Review
Decoupling the state and the third sector? The 'big Society' as a spontaneous order

Families, Relationships & Societies
On the other side of couplehood: single women in Sweden exploring life without a partner

Critical and Radical Social Work
Reconciling radicalism, relationship and role: priorities for social work with adults in England

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 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.


Journal subscriptions through Swets & Zeitlinger Group BV

 
As you may know Swets & Zeitlinger Group BV have gone into administration. Libraries which subscribe to our journals will recently have received a renewal notice from Swets. Policy Press would like to help them facilitate their 2015 renewal to the Policy Press journals.
 
We would advise libraries that have not yet paid for their 2015 journal renewal via Swets not to make any prepyaments for orders that have not yet been made or accepted by Swets and not to make any payments of amounts that are not due. If you have made a prepayment that has been secured by bank guarantee, you should consider the terms of the guarantee. You will shortly be receiving a replacement 2015 renewal notice directly from Portland Customer Services. We are happy to work with you directly or with another subscription agent on their behalf to process their 2015 renewal in a timely manner. 
 
Libraries should contact us at pp-sales@bristol.ac.uk or Portland Customer Services atsales@portland-services.com to discuss your requirements. Alternatively, phone our Sales & Distribution Manager Ann Moore on +44 (0)117 954 5965 or Portland Customer Services on +44 (0)20 7865 2444.
 
Any libraries that have already made a payment to Swets should contact Policy Press on the same numbers so that we can work with them directly.
 
All libraries should be assured that this will not affect their 2014 subscription in anyway. We will aim to ensure that access is continuous during a potential period of uncertainty: please contact us with any queries or concerns.


New! Journal of Playwork Practice

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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)117 954 5966 or email: julia.mortimer@bristol.ac.uk
 

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 http://www.inasp.info/


Portico

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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