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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.  

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. Keep checking back 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: Professor Anthony Giddens

On 17th March 2015 Professor Anthony Giddens will visit the University of Bristol to give the annual Policy & Politics lecture. 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 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! Keep checking back here for more information, including how to register for this event. Booking will open in January 2015.

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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