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Evidence & Policy

A journal of research, debate and practice 


Managing Editors:

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Annette Boaz, Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, St. George's, University of London & Kingston University, UK
David Gough, EPPI Centre, UCL Institute of Education University College London, UK

Four issues per annum:
January, May, August and November
1744 2648 Online ISSN 1744-2656
Social Science Citation Index: Impact Factor: 1.080 (2yr)
25 of 95 in Social Science, Interdisciplinary

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About this journal

Evidence & Policy is the first peer-reviewed journal dedicated to comprehensive and critical assessment of the relationship between research evidence and the concerns of policy makers and practitioners, as well as researchers. 

What people are saying about Evidence & Policy

"This journal contributes significantly to our understanding of how and where evidence influences policy not only by broadening the horizons of researchers and policy makers on what counts in the decision process, but by its focus on experience in the field." Fred Carden, Director, Evaluation, International Development Research Centre, Canada

"This is a journal that many researchers, decision makers and public service providers have been waiting for." Professor Haluk Soydan, University of Southern California

“Evidence-based policy is the watchword today in many countries and with many international organizations. This journal is the place to explore its many meanings, how it is operationalized and how it works. A journal worth reading!” Professor Tom Cook, Northwestern University

Evidence & Policy on Editorial Manager

All submissions to Evidence & Policy should be made online at the Evidence & Policy Editorial Manager website:

If you are interested in the relationship between research evidence and the concerns of policy makers we encourage you to either register at, or log in to, the Evidence & Policy Editorial Manager site and specify your areas of interest so that you can be invited to support the journal by reviewing articles relevant to their expertise.

Abstracting and indexing

Evidence & Policy was awarded the impact factor of 1.222 in the 2013 Journal Citation Reports published by Thomson Reuters in July 2014. It is also ranked 18th out of 92 journals in its category of Social Science, Interdisciplinary.

Evidence & Policy
is abstracted in the Social Sciences Citation Index and Current Contents/Social and Behavioral Sciences, International Bibliography of Social Sciences (IBSS), CSA (Sociological abstracts; British Humanities Index), PsycINFO (APA), Social Policy & Practice, Social Care Online, Elsevier bibliographic databases (including Scopus; Geobase; Compendex; EMNursing and Mosby yearbooks), Centre for Policy on Ageing, International Political Science Abstracts, Zetoc (through the British Library).

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.


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