Publish Your Journal With Us
At Policy Press we have many years of experience of publishing journals and our commitment to quality, personal attention and collaborative working is well-known. As a not-for-profit publisher we share many of the same values as the organisations and individuals we work with.
We have published the internationally acclaimed Policy & Politics for over two decades and successfully launched Evidence & Policy eight years ago. The renamed Journal of Poverty and Social Justice launched in 2010, along with Voluntary Sector Review. 2012 saw the first issues of Families, Relationships and Societies and Critical and Radical Social Work has launched this year. 2014 will see the launch of the Journal of Playwork Practice.
Although we are not a large commercial publisher we punch well above our weight when it comes to maximising readership and enhancing discoverability of our journals worldwide.
We have chosen not to pursue a rapid journal expansion programme over recent years. This is because we pride ourselves on being able to give our journals the individual focus they deserve to help them flourish.
However, we remain very keen to continue to develop our list and publish new journals over time in the areas we specialise in. Therefore, if you think we could be the right journal publisher for you please contact Julia Mortimer (Julia.email@example.com) to discuss your ideas or prepare a proposal following the Journal proposal guidelines (PDF, 95 kb).
Here’s what some people involved in our journals have said:
"From the very moment when we broached with PP the possibility of launching a new journal, we have had a level of support well beyond that which we might have reasonably expected. Professional advice about every aspect of journal publishing, the highest design and production standards, exemplary marketing, financial acumen, an expert, enthusiastic and responsive team, flexibility to enable us to cope calmly with hiccoughs along the way; all this and more has made PP a delight to work with. The plaudits that our first volume of Voluntary Sector Review have drawn demonstrate without doubt that we made the right decision is choosing PP as our publisher." Peter Halfpenny, Editor, Voluntary Sector Review
"During my three years as Editor, I have received enthusiastic and professional support across the whole range of editorial functions from the staff of Policy Press. This has made my role much easier and been invaluable in meeting the demands of processing a record number of submissions to the journal over the last few years. For the marketing function, I have encountered nothing but informed and energetic support for the editorial role." Adrian Kay, Editor, Policy & Politics 2003–2004, Co-editor 2004–2006
"I have nowhere encountered a similar commitment and enthusiasm on the part of a publishing team, something that advisers, reviewers and the authors themselves have commented upon. The goodwill and commitment generated by a small team who have a deep understanding of the content, as well as of the mechanics, of a journal is a major asset, and generates respect for publisher and, in this case, for the host University." Ken Young, Editor, Evidence & Policy, 2003 – 2009 and current Chair of the Editorial Board
"As partners PP have been consistently and very positively supportive; with their help and encouragement the Board has been able to enlarge and develop and relaunch the journal (with its new title) in a manner that has considerably raised its profile. The production standards of PP’s publications are of the highest, the marketing strategy (under constant review) is vigorous and dynamic, the distribution of the journal reliable and efficient. PP partners attend every meeting of the Board where they make an invaluable contribution. I and my fellow Board members are able to feel proud of the journal and confident of its continuing success in large measure because of the strong and enthusiastic support we have had at all times from our partners in PP." Bill Silburn, Chair, Benefits: The Journal of Poverty and Social Justice Editorial Board