Policy & Politics

Advancing knowledge in public and social policy

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

Impact Factor: 3.297                                 Frequency: January, April, July and October

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Aims and scope 
Supporters
Journal metrics
EDI statement
Equitable citations policy
Abstracting and indexing 
Prizes
Testimonials
Book series 
Contact us

Aims and scope

Policy & Politics is a world-leading journal that provides the primary outlet for scholars and reflexive practitioners to engage with the most pressing governance challenges inhibiting the continued advancement in the study of public policy and its practice. These challenges span the globe and link communities in a common struggle to realise and sustain human dignity and quality of life for all. Moreover, they entail questions about: the impact on governance of political inequality and economic inequality; the implications of such inequalities on political voice and who receives help and who faces barriers from our public policies; how we advance knowledge about public policies comparatively as global phenomena; how we link across macro and micro scales within and between countries in understanding public policy and politics; advancing our theories and methodologies to address these challenges as a policy community; and bringing together a public policy research community that is interconnected globally but also sometimes siloed in distinct approaches and assumptions.

Policy & Politics serves scholars seeking an outlet that accepts these challenges and strives to overcome them. The journal is guided by three principles: (1) comprehensive coverage of public policy, politics and social issues; (2) inclusivity in research approaches, and (3) relevance for science and practice. We elaborate on these three guiding principles.

  • Comprehensive coverage of public policy, politics and social issuesPolicy & Politics encompasses scholarship that focuses on any aspect of the policy process; examines public policy issues comparatively; seeks to advance established policy theories and to promote new theories; spans the micro and the macro in the study of policy and politics; deals with all substantive subfields in the study of public policy; and welcomes studies of public policy that span the world, including the Global South and Global North. As part of this effort, we welcome scholarship that builds on and contributes to existing foundations of knowledge about public policy as well as innovates and takes risks in breaking into new frontiers of what we know about public policy.
  • Inclusivity in research approachesPolicy & Politics welcomes scholarship from different epistemological and ontological orientations and from different methodological perspectives, including quantitative and qualitative approaches and interpretive methods. The journal is also interested in scholarship that makes methodological advancements in the study of public policy. Policy & Politics does not align itself to any disciplinary perspective and welcomes scholarship from political science, public policy, public administration and management, non-profit studies, social policy and others as well as the multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary efforts that integrate these perspectives. Rather, we welcome scholarship that challenges any dominant disciplinary assumptions in the study of public policy and that offers better alternatives.
  • Relevance for science and practice: Policy & Politics welcomes scholarship that addresses contemporary and timely issues that have relevance in current debates about public policy and politics. While some of these messages come through in the articles themselves, we work with authors in translating their scholarship through blogs and videos to non-academic audiences.

The Policy & Politics team is committed to an editorial process that is as quick as possible, fair and thoughtful, constructive, and tailored to the betterment of the scholarship under review. Given our embrace of the comprehensive coverage of public policy and diversity in research approaches, we recognise and accept diverse criteria in gauging and improving scholarship. We also adhere to some simple criteria expected of all published work including: (1) publicness and transparency in all aspects of its scholarship; and (2) substantial contributions to our understanding of public policy and/or its research approaches.

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Supporters 

We would like to thank the University of Exeter, the University of Nevada, Reno and the University of Colorado, Denver for supporting the Policy & Politics editorial team. 

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Journal metrics

Impact Factor and rankings

2021 Impact Factor: 3.297 (2yr), 4.205 (5yr)
Ranking: 40/187 in Political Science (Q1);
15/49 in Public Administration (Q2)

2021 Journal Citation Indicator: 1.76 
Ranking: 39/306 in Political Science (Q1);
9/85 in Public Administration (Q1)

2021 Scopus Cite Score: 6.0
Ranking: 68/1345 in Sociology and Political Science (94th percentile)

2021 SJR: 1.278
Ranking: 21/177 in Public Administration (Q1)

Average lead times

Submission to first decision: 22 days
Submission to first post-review decision: 41 days
Acceptance to online publication: 30 days

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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion statement  

Policy & Politics acknowledges that underrepresented and minority communities (women, ethnic or racial minorities, people who identify as LGBTQ+, indigenous peoples, first-generation university students, persons with disabilities, international students, English-as-subsequent-language learners, people from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, and scholars in the Global South) encounter harmful bias in academic publication processes.

We aim to address these inequities at Policy & Politics through the following actions:

  • Recruiting a diverse and inclusive editorial board;
  • Committing to represent diverse authors, voices, epistemologies and ontologies in P&P;
  • Publishing in formats that meet the basic guidelines for web accessibility;
  • Acknowledging the harm caused by unintentional biases;
  • Humbly listening to critique of our practices from underrepresented and minority communities with the intention of making our publication processes as equitable as possible;
  • Sponsoring scholarship in targeted unrepresented areas via our international sponsorship fund.

Diversity in scholarship promotes historically underrepresented authors, ideas and perspectives in policy scholarship. Mindful of these purposes, Policy & Politics remains dedicated to continual evaluation, reflection and innovation in all its endeavours.

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Equitable citations policy 

Policy & Politics is committed to addressing inequities in academic publication processes that are suffered by underrepresented and minority communities and has set out its position in an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy.

As part of this commitment, we recognise that references cited in journals such as ours sometimes replicate and reinforce such inequities by underrepresenting minority scholars. Clearly not all minority group characteristics are easily visible in citations, but those inferred which are easier to discern include gender, race early career scholars and scholars from underrepresented parts of the world such as the Global South, among others.

To address these inequities, we exhort our authors whose manuscripts are accepted for publication to critically examine their references with a view to including citations of equally rigorous and relevant scholarship by underrepresented minority authors. To support this effort, Policy & Politics will no longer count reference lists in our maximum word count of 8,000 for all articles.

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Abstracting and indexing

Policy & Politics is abstracted and/or indexed in:

  • ASSIA (Applied Social Science Index and Abstracts)
  • Australian Family & Society Abstracts
  • British Humanities Index
  • EBSCO Publishing Library Services
  • Geographical Abstracts
  • International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS)
  • International Development Abstracts
  • International Political Science Abstracts
  • Journal Citation Reports, Social Science Edition
  • PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service)
  • ProQuest Central
  • ProQuest Criminal Justice Collection
  • ProQuest Politics Collection
  • ProQuest Social Science Premium Collection
  • Scopus
  • Social Policy and Practice
  • Social Science Citation Index (SSCI)
  • Social Care Online
  • Studies on Women and Gender Abstracts

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Prizes 

Ken Young Best Paper Prize 

The Ken Young Best Paper Prize is awarded to the paper published in the previous year’s volume judged to represent excellence in the field. The winner’s paper will receive publicity and a period of free electronic access to their article to encourage use and citation. 

  • The selected paper must have been published in the previous year’s volume. 
  • All papers, including research provocations, are eligible.
  • Individual authors and teams of authors are eligible.
  • The nominations will be shortlisted and selected by the co-editors.
  • Metrics on downloads and citations are used as part of the selection.
  • A short written summary statement is published on the rationale for the selection.

Bleddyn Davies Early Career Prize

The Bleddyn Davies Early Career Prize is awarded to the best paper published in the previous year’s volume by an early career author. The winner’s paper will receive publicity and a period of free electronic access to their article to encourage use and citation.

  • The selected paper must have been published in the previous year’s volume. 
  • Early career authors are those who completed their PhD no more than four years ago.
  • Individual authors and teams of authors are eligible.
  • The nominations will be shortlisted and selected by the co-editors.
  • Metrics on downloads and citations are used as part of the selection.
  • A short written summary statement is published on the rationale for the selection.

See previous winners

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Testimonials  

“It is a truly stellar achievement that Policy & Politics celebrates its 50th year as a multidisciplinary journal in the study of national as well as European and global public policy. It is as accessible for the early career researcher as it is for the senior scholar. Alongside its wide-ranging scope and empirical interests, this journal also strives to exceed in its ambitions for scholarly quality and academic integrity you would expect from a top quartile publication. No wonder it’s the journal of choice for so many.” 

Diane Stone, Professor of Global Policy, European University Institute in Florence, Italy and Vice President of the International Public Policy Association  

“Policy & Politics should be the journal of choice for those of us studying public policy who refuse to be tribal. What matters is the quality of scholarship, not the method utilized for attaining new insights. This journal speaks to the pressing problems of our times.” 
 
Agnes Batory, Professor of Public Policy and Pro-Rector for Social Sciences and Humanities, Central European University, Vienna, Austria

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Book series  

Based on special issues of Policy & Politics, the New Perspectives in Policy & Politics book series focuses on state-of-the-art contributions that aim to reorient perennial debates and open up emerging seams of research. Topics range from institutional reform to network governance, and from public expectations to political inequality. 

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Contact us  

Editorial enquiries: 

Editorial Office: tpp-pp@bristol.ac.uk  

Open Access, subscriptions and free trials: 

Policy Press: bup-journals@bristol.ac.uk

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Read our instructions for authors for guidance on how to prepare your submissions. The instructions include the following: 

Instructions  
How to submit 
Submit a research provocations piece (PDF)
Copyright 
Style 
References
English language editing service 
Editorial review process 

Special Issues and themed issues
Open Access 
Author toolkit 
Tips for acceptance (PDF)
Editorial guidelines on maximising impact (PDF)
Video abstracts (PDF)
Contact us 

Visit our journal author toolkit for resources and advice to support you through the publication process and beyond.

Instructions

Submissions must not exceed 8,000 words, including all tables but not including references. References will be excluded from the word count in accordance with our equitable citations policy.

Case studies that aim to make contributions in theory, methods or other forms of knowledge relevant for the diverse scholarship of P&P beyond the specific case are welcomed. Please note we do not accept policy reports.

Titles should be short, literal and include one or two of your keywords within the first 65 characters. 

Abstracts should be up to 250 words, summarising your research clearly and concisely. Abstracts should contain your essential findings and 36 of your keywords in the first two sentences.

Keywords should be up to eight words or phrases that other scholars will use as search terms to find articles on your topic. Ensure that they are consistent with terminology used in your field, and if you’re unsure, check what keywords other articles on the topic use. Use your keywords throughout your article, but only where they flow naturally with the text. 

All submissions will be subject to double anonymous peer-review processes (unless stated otherwise) by referees currently working in the appropriate field. The editors aim to provide quick decisions and to ensure that submission to publication takes the minimum possible time; most papers can be published online ahead of print publication. The final decision on publication rests with the editors. 

Those submissions most likely to be accepted for publication are ones which:

  • Advance academic debate by offering a clear and explicit contribution to knowledge; 
  • Anticipate and analytically frame those topical and important trends which are likely to shape governance and policy over the next decade or more at an international, national and local level;  
  • Investigate and compare public sector institutions, services, cultures and goods, including in relation to other sectors (markets, civil society and so on);  
  • Offer a comparative analysis which is historical and/or geographical and designed to draw lessons, e.g. About policy transfer and cross-national influences, for an international audience;  
  • Achieve a high degree of theoretical sophistication and innovation, especially in relation to empirical data, methods and methodologies;  
  • Provide an analysis of the social, economic and political impacts (including public attitudes and effects on service users) of key social and public policies;  
  • Helpfully summarise and reflect on a comprehensive body of literature and knowledge in the form of review articles;  
  • Propose arguments which are potentially controversial while still achieving a high level of rigour and professionalism in scope, research and presentation;  
  • Extend or critique previously published material, articles and debates in  Policy & Politics

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How to submit

All submissions should be made online at the Policy & Politics Editorial Manager website: http://www.editorialmanager.com/policypol/default.aspx

Manuscripts must be in Word or Rich Text Format (not pdf). New users should first create an account, specify their areas of interest and provide full contact details.

Instructions for using Editorial Manager

If you are interested in public policy and adjacent subjects, such as politics and social policy, we encourage you to either register at, or log in to, the Editorial Manager site and specify your areas of interest so that you can be invited to support the journal by reviewing articles relevant to your expertise.

Preparing your anonymised manuscript 

      Your initial submission must consist of the following separate files   

  1. A cover page including: the article title, author name(s) and affiliations (institution affiliation and country only, no department details required), the article abstract (up to 250 words), up to eight key words/short phrases and the article word count including references. A cover page template is available to download here.
  2. A fully anonymised manuscript which does not include any of the information included in the cover page. It should not include any author or study names, acknowledgments, funding details or conflicts of interest that would identify the author(s). References to the author's own work should be anonymised as follows: 'Author's own, [year]'. A reasonable level of self-citations that substantiate your argument are acceptable; however they should not enable reviewers to identify you as the author. Consequently you should not use phrases which could undermine your anonymity such as 'as I argued previously'. Please note that submissions that have not been sufficiently anonymised will be returned. 
  3. If you have any figures and tables, please upload them as separate files at the end of the manuscript. Please indicate where these should be placed in the text by inserting: ‘Figure X here’ and provide numbers, titles and sources where appropriate.  
  4. In order to improve our accessibility for people with visual impairments, we are now required to ask authors to provide a brief description known as alt text to describe any visual content such as photos, illustrations or figures. It will not be visible in the article but is embedded into the images so a PDF reader can read out the descriptions. Guidance on how to write this is available here: https://accessibility.huit.harvard.edu/describe-content-images.

 All authors should comply with the Bristol University Press/Policy Press ethical guidelines

For help submitting an article via Editorial Manager, please view our online tutorial

Once a submission has been conditionally accepted, you will be invited to submit a final, non-anonymised version. 

Checklist: what to include in your final, accepted non-anonymised manuscript 

  1. A cover page including: the article title, author name(s) and affiliations (institution affiliation and country only, no department details required), the article abstract (up to 250 words), up to eight key words and the word count. 

 Your non-anonymised manuscript should include:

  1. Funding details: list any funding including the grant numbers you have received for the research covered in your article as follows: 'This work was supported by the [Funding Agency] under Grant [number xxxx].'
  2. Conflict of interest statement: please declare any possible conflicts of interest, or state 'The author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest' if there are none. Find out more about declaring conflicts of interest in the Bristol University Press/ Policy Press ethical guidelines.
  3. Acknowledgements: acknowledge those who have provided you with any substantial assistance or advice with collecting data, developing your ideas, editing or any other comments to develop your argument or text.
  4. Figures and tables: should be included as separate files at the end of the manuscript. Please indicate where these should be placed in the text by inserting: ‘Figure X here’ and provide numbers, titles and sources where appropriate. For advice about less common file formats, please contact dave.j.worth@bristol.ac.uk.
  5. In order to improve our accessibility for people with visual impairments, we are now required to ask authors to provide a brief description known as alt text to describe any visual content such as photos, illustrations or figures. It will not be visible in the article but is embedded into the images so a PDF reader can read out the descriptions. Guidance on how to write this is available here: https://accessibility.huit.harvard.edu/describe-content-images.
  6. Supplemental data: We recommend that any supplemental data are hosted in a data repository (such as figshare) for maximum exposure, and are cited as a reference in the article. 

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Copyright and permissions

Articles are considered for publication on the understanding that on acceptance the entire copyright shall pass to Policy Press as publisher of Policy & Politics. Authors will be asked to sign a copyright agreement to this effect. All authors should agree to the copyright assignment. For jointly authored articles the corresponding author may sign on behalf of co-authors provided they have obtained the co-authors' consent for copyright assignment. When submitting online, the copyright assignment agreement is considered to be signed when the corresponding author checks the relevant box. The copyright assignment agreement can be read here

Where copyright is not owned by the author(s), the corresponding author is responsible for obtaining the consent of the copyright holder. This includes figures, tables and excerpts. Evidence of this permission should be provided to Policy Press. 

To request permission to reproduce any part of articles published in Policy & Politics, please email Policy Press: pp-info@bristol.ac.uk.

Please read our Journals editorial policies and Ethical guidelines for authors, editors and reviewers. 

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Style

  • British English spelling and punctuation is preferred. 
  • Non-discriminatory language is mandatory. 
  • Explanatory notes should be kept to a minimum. If it is necessary to use them, they must be numbered consecutively in the text and listed at the end of the article. Please do not embed notes in the text. 
  • Please do not embed bibliographic references in the text, footnotes, live links or macros; the final submitted file should be clear of track changes and ready for print. 
  • A reasonable level of self-citations that substantiate your argument are acceptable; however they should not enable reviewers to identify you as the author. Consequently you should not use phrases which could undermine your anonymity such as 'as I argued previously'. 
  • Tables and charts should be separated from the text and submitted in a Word or Excel file, with their placement in the text clearly indicated by inserting: ‘Table X here’. Please provide numbers, titles and sources (where appropriate). 
  • Figures, diagrams and maps should be separated from the text and, ideally, submitted in an Encapsulated PostScript (.eps) file. Figures created in Word or Excel are acceptable in those file formats. If the figures, diagrams and maps are in other formats (i.e. have been pasted into a Word file rather than created in it) please contact dave.j.worth@bristol.ac.uk for advice. Please indicate where figures should be placed in the text, by inserting: ‘Figure X here’ and provide numbers, titles and sources (where appropriate). 

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References

Download the Endnote output style for Bristol University Press and Policy Press journals. 

Bristol University Press and Policy Press use a custom version of the Harvard system of referencing: 

  • In-text citations: give the author’s surname followed by year of publication in brackets.
  • List all references in full at the end of the article and remove any references not cited in the text.
  • Book and journal titles should be in italics.
  • Website details should be placed at the end of the reference.
  • Spell out all acronyms in the first instance. 

Example of book reference:
Dorling, D. (2010) Injustice: Why social inequality persists, Bristol: Policy Press.

Example of journal reference:
Warin, P. (2012) 'Non-demand for Social Rights: A new challenge for social action in France', Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, 20(1): 41-53.

Example of chapter within edited / multi-authored publication:
Levitas, R. (2011) 'Utopia Calling: Eradicating child poverty in the United Kingdom and beyond', in A. Minujin and S. Nandy (eds), Global Child Poverty and Well-being: Measurement, concepts, policy and action, Bristol, Policy Press. pp. 449-73.

Example of website reference:
Womensaid (2016) What is domestic abuse?, https://www.womensaid.org.uk/information-support/what-is-domestic-abuse/.

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Editorial review process

The practice of editorial review is at the heart of good scholarly publishing and is carried out on all reputable journals. To maintain high standards of academic rigour, Policy & Politics employs double anonymous review, where both the referee and the author remain anonymous throughout the process, and all submissions are handled according to the procedure below: 

Initial manuscript evaluation

All new submissions are screened for completeness and adherence to our house style and word limit as well as for fit with our editorial statement. Those that pass are then assigned to a co-editor for consideration for sending for peer review.

Co-editor evaluation

The assigned co-editor reads the paper and makes a recommendation to either send the paper for peer review or to reject without review. This recommendation is second checked by at least one other co-editor who also reads the paper. All decisions are discussed and agreed collectively. Those manuscripts deemed suitable for peer review are passed to at least two expert referees for review. If the decision is taken to reject the paper without review, authors are given feedback to explain this.

Reviewer selection

Reviewers are sought according to their expertise. We welcome suggestions for reviewers from authors, though these recommendations may or may not be used.

Reviewer reports

Reviewers are asked to evaluate the manuscript and provide constructive anonymised comments for the author. Reviewers are not expected to correct or copy edit manuscripts.

Duration of review

Typically the manuscript will be reviewed within 45 days from the date it was sent out, although this can vary significantly depending on the availability of reviewers for the particular subject. Should the reviewers' reports contradict one another or a report is unduly delayed, a further expert opinion will be sought. If necessary, revised manuscripts may be returned to the initial reviewers. Co-editors may request more than one revision of a manuscript, and alternative reviewers may also be invited to review the manuscript at any time.

Decisions

As a result of the peer-review process, the possible decisions are (1) reject; (2) request major revisions; (3) request minor revisions; (4) conditionally accept subject to minor amends; or (5) accept. Please note that the request for major or minor revisions does not guarantee that a revised paper will be automatically accepted. Once again, all decisions are collectively agreed by the co-editors. This decision is sent to the author along with any recommendations made by the referees. The above process ensures that all submissions are considered transparently, fairly and on merit. The co-editors’ decisions are therefore final. 

Time to publication

On acceptance, after receipt of the final version of the manuscript, it takes, on average, 28 days for the final citable article to be published online via Fast Track. Subsequently this is compiled into an online and printed issue which can take up to several months.

Special issues and themed issues

The editors invite proposals for special issues that explicitly fit with the guiding principles set out in our editorial statement. We specifically encourage proposals that are expansive and pluralist and that demonstrate broad theoretical appeal rather than those with a narrower focus, in keeping with our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion statement. If you would like to submit a proposal, please complete our Summary form for proposed Special Issue for P&P and send it to Sarah Brown, Journal Manager.

While special issues usually comprise around 8 articles, we also welcome proposals for shorter themed issues of between 3 and 5 articles which could make an impactful contribution to their field.


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Contact us

Editorial enquiries: 

Editorial office: tpp-pp@bristol.ac.uk

Open Access, subscriptions and free trials: 

Policy Press: bup-journals@bristol.ac.uk 

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Management Board

Oscar Berglund, Co-Editor; University of Bristol, UK
Claire Dunlop, Co-Editor; University of Exeter, UK

Elizabeth Koebele, Co-Editor, University of University of Nevada, Reno, US
Christopher M. Weible, Co-Editor, University of Colorado, USA

Alex Marsh, Chair of the Board; University of Bristol, UK
Sarah BrownSenior Journal Manager; University of Bristol, UK
Julia Mortimer, Publisher; Bristol University Press and Policy Press, UK 

Editorial Advisory Board 

Abdulai Abdul-Gafaru, University of Ghana, Ghana 
Heidrun Åm, Norwegian University for Science and Technology, Norway 
Rhys Andrews, Cardiff University, UK 
Sarah Ayres, University of Bristol, UK 
Christina Boswell, University of Edinburgh, UK 
Meng-Hsuan Chou, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore  
Jennifer Dodge, University at Albany, US 
Anna Durnova, Institute for Advanced Studies, Austria 
Thomas Elston, University of Oxford, UK 
Isabelle Engeli, University of Exeter, UK 
Alejandro Miguel Estévez, Universidad Torcuato di Tella and Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina 
Paul Fawcett, University of Melbourne, Australia 
Ting Gong, City University, Hong Kong SAR 
Tanya Heikkila, University of Colorado Denver, USA
Eva Hejzlarova, Charles University, Czechia 
Karin Ingold, University of Bern, Switzerland 
Yijia Jing, Fudan University, China 
Ann Kingiri, African Centre for Technology Studies, Kenya 
Stein Kuhnle, University of Bergen, Norway 
Jenny Lewis, University of Melbourne, Australia  
Emanuela Lombardo, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain 
Steve Martin, Cardiff University, UK 
Felicity Matthews, University of Sheffield, UK 
Amy Mazur, Washington State University, USA 
M. Jae Moon, Yonsei University, South Korea 
Ana Cláudia Niedhardt Capella, São Paulo State University, Brazil 
Raul Pacheco-Vega, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO), Mexico 
Stephanie Paterson, Concordia University, Canada 
Caryn Peiffer, University of Bristol, UK  
Jon Pierre, University of Gothenburg, Sweden 
Osmany Porto,
Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Brazil
R. A. W. Rhodes, University of Southampton, UK
Christine Rothmayr Allison, Université de Montréal, Canada 
Thomas Schillemans, Utrecht University, Netherlands 
Elizabeth Shanahan, Montana State University, US
Saba Siddiki, Syracuse University, USA 
Richard Simmons, University of Stirling, UK 
Katherine Smith, University of Strathclyde, UK 
Diane Stone, European University Institute, Italy 
Jale Tosun, Heidelberg University, Germany 

Annemieke van den Dool, Duke Kunshan University, China
Sam Workman, West Virginia University, USA 
Hongtao Yi, The Ohio State University, USA 
Nikolaos Zahariadis, Rhodes College, USA 
Ling Zhu, University of Houston, USA 
Xufeng Zhu, Tsinghua University, China 

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2021 Impact Factor: 3.297 (2yr), 4.205 (5yr)
Ranking: 40/187 in Political Science (Q1);
15/49 in Public Administration (Q2)

2021 Journal Citation Indicator: 1.76 
Ranking: 39/306 in Political Science (Q1);
9/85 in Public Administration (Q1)

2021 Scopus Cite Score: 6.0
Ranking: 68/1345 in Sociology and Political Science (94th percentile)

2021 SJR: 1.278
Ranking: 21/177 in Public Administration (Q1)