Policy Press

Publishing with a purpose

Policy & Politics

Advancing knowledge in public and social policy


Oscar Berglund,
University of Bristol, UK

Claire Dunlop,
University of Exeter, UK

Christopher M. Weible,
University of Colorado, US

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Impact Factor and Ranking

2020 Impact Factor: 3.75  (2yr), 3.875 (5yr)
Ranked 13th of 47 in Public Administration (2nd quartile);
37th of 182 journals in Political Science (1st quartile)
2020 Journal Citation Indicator: 1.94 

Average leadtimes

Submission to first decision: 32 days
Submission to first post-review decision: 62 days
Acceptance to online publication: 28 days

We would like to thank the University of Exeter and the University of Colorado Denver for supporting the Policy & Politics Editorial Team

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Print: 0305-5736
Online: 1470-8442 

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About the journal

Policy & Politics is a world-leading journal that is committed to advancing our understanding of the dynamics of policy-making and implementation.  By exploring the interplay between political actors, governing institutions and policy issues, the journal contributes to theories of the policy process. By reflecting on the evolving context in which these interactions occur, it provides critical insights that are timely and fresh. Read more