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


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Policy & Politics
The politics of behaviour change: nudge, neoliberalism and the state

Evidence & Policy
Plural forms of evidence and uncertainty in environmental health: a comparison of two Chinese cases

Journal of Poverty & Social Justice
In whose interest? the dynamics of debt in poor households

Voluntary Sector Review
Does volunteering improve employability? Insights from the British Household Panel Survey and beyond

Families, Relationships & Societies
Great expectations. Dual-earner policies and the management of work–family conflict: the examples of Sweden and Sloveniay

Critical and Radical Social Work
On the risks of commitment with critical social work: a Uruguayan approach

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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.  

Policy & Politics: Advancing knowledge in public and social policy

Policy and Politics cover
Sarah Ayres, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol
Matthew Flinders, Department of Politics, University of Sheffield, and Sir Walter Murdoch School of Public Policy and International Affairs, Murdoch University, Western Australia.

Four issues per annum: January, April, July and October
ISSN: 0305 5736 Online ISSN: 1470-8442
Social Science Citation Index: Impact Factor: 1.302 (2yr), 1.080 (5yr)
13 of 46 in Public Administration, 33 of 156 in Political Science

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About this journal

Policy & Politics is a leading international journal in the field of public and social policy. It spans the boundaries between theory and practice and links macro-scale debates with micro-scale issues. It seeks to analyse new trends and advance knowledge by publishing research at the forefront of academic debates.
Please note that Policy & Politics does not publish book reviews.
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Policy & Politics Conference 2015

The dates for next year's Policy & Politics conference have now been announced as the 15th and 16th September 2015. The theme of the conferences is "Democracy, Inequality and Power: Redefining Classic Concepts for the Twenty-First Century" at the Royal Marriott Hotel in Bristol. Plenary speakers include Danny Dorling, Andrew Gamble, Mark Purcell and Kate Pickett. Click here for more information, including how to register for the event and how to submit papers.

Watch the inspiring film from the 2014 conference here.
More information about previous conferences here.

Policy & Politics Annual Lecture 2015: Lord Anthony Giddens: The Politics of Climate Change

UPDATE - THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. You can still #askgiddens a question during the lecture via our live twitter feed @policy_politics
On 17th March 2015 Lord Giddens will visit the University of Bristol to give the annual Policy & Politics lecture. Lord Anthony Giddens is a world renowned sociologist, a Labour peer and author or editor of 40 books translated into over 40 languages worldwide. As adviser to Tony Blair, it was Lord Giddens’ “third way” political approach that was adopted as the Party’s guiding political idea. Don’t miss his thoughts during the run up to the General Election! Book your free ticket here! Find information about previous lectures here. 


What people are saying about Policy & Politics

 “The specific quality of Policy & Politics is that it provides high quality articles that recognize the interrelatedness between the complexities related to getting things done in public policy making and the inherently political aspects of this endeavour”. 
Professor Eva Sørensen, Roskilde University

“From its origins in British local government and urban studies to today’s broad vistas, Policy & Politics has grown into an established international journal of high repute”. 
Professor R. A. W. Rhodes, University of Southampton

"Policy & Politics brings into focus two subjects that should be studied together. It provides a platform for informed, reflective and rigorously evidenced research and does so in a way that addresses issues that matter"
Gerry Stoker, Professor University of Southampton, UK and Centenary Research Professor, University of Canberra, Australia

"For too long researchers have studied and published on policy and politics separately, but policy is always political and politics is fundamentally about changing policy. Policy & Politics understands this relationship and is the leading journal for those academics that want to understand what is happening and why”
Danny Dorling, Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography, University of Oxford 

Abstracting and indexing

Policy & Politics is abstracted in ASSIA (Applied Social Science Index and Abstracts), Australian Family & Society Abstracts, British Humanities Index, EBSCO Publishing Library Services, GEOBASE (Online and CD-Rom), Geographical Abstracts: Human Geography, International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS), International Development Abstracts, ISI Journal Citation Reports, Social Science Edition, Political Science and Public Administration categories, PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service), Scopus, Social Science Citation Index (ISI), Studies on Women Abstracts, and Social Care Online.


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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