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Policy & Politics

Advancing knowledge in public and social policy


Sarah Ayres,
University of Bristol, UK

Steve Martin,
Cardiff Business School, UK

Felicity Matthews,
Sheffield University, UK

Consulting Editor

Diane Stone,
University of Canberra, Australia and University of Warwick, UK 

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Impact Factor and Ranking

2018 Impact Factor: 2.028 (2yr), 2.935 (5yr)
Ranked 19th of 47 in Public Administration;
48th of 176 journals in Political Science

2017 CiteScore: 2.43

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