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Journals: News & Highlights

Welcome to our Journals pages

We publish a number of highly prestigious journals in the social sciences:

Critical and Radical Social Work
Evidence & Policy
Families Relationships & Societies
Journal of Playwork Practice
Journal of Poverty and Social Justice
Policy & Politics
Voluntary Sector Review

To find out more about each journal click on the links on the left.

Rankings News!

May has been quite the month for Policy Press. We are delighted to announce the following additions to rankings and indeces:
Social Science Citation Index: Families, Relationships and Societies
Scopus: Families, Relationships and Societies and Voluntary Sector Review
PsycINFO: Evidence & Policy and the Journal oF Poverty & Social Justice
Congratulations to all the teams involved.

Change of distributor for 2016

Policy Press have moved distributors for the 2016 subscription year. Subscriptions should be renewed through Turpin Distribution from 1st July 2015. 2016 pricing will be available on our website from August 2015. For more information on how to subscribe to any of our journals, please visit

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 or Portland Customer Services at 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.


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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