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

8 August 2014

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Perceptions of the usefulness and use of research conducted in other countries

Journal of Poverty & Social Justice
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Voluntary Sector Review
How donors choose charities: The role of personal taste and experiences in giving decisions

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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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Policy & Politics Conference 2014

The provisional programme for this year's Policy & Politics conference is now available on the conference website. The event will be called 'The challenges of leadership and collaboration in the 21st Century' and will be held on the 16th and 17th September 2014 at the Marriott Hotel in Bristol. The deadline for registration is 8th August - to reserve your place visit the University of Bristol's online shop

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 Annual Lecture 2014: Bringing Politics Alive: Engaging the Disengaged in the 21st Century

On 27th March 2014 David Blunkett MP visited the University of Bristol to give the annual Policy & Politics lecture. To get a flavour of what was a fascinating evening, take a look at the short film we have produced to capture the event

David also gave us the text of his talk (pdf, 62kb) beforehand. As you might expect, he didn’t stick entirely to script. He also took questions from the audience and via Twitter.


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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