Journals

School for Policy Studies journals

Policy & Politics 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.

Journal of Gender-Based Violence

The Journal of Gender-Based Violence (JGBV), is the first international journal based in Europe to show case the work of scholars across disciplinary and topic boundaries, and from a range of methodologies. The journal acknowledges both the breadth of gender-based violence (GBV) and its links to gendered inequalities. It aims to continue to document the voices and experiences of victims and survivors of GBV, to publish work regarding those who perpetrate GBV and of the varied and complex social structures, inequalities and gender norms through which GBV is produced and sustained.

Affiliated journals

Journal of Social Policy

The Journal of Social Policy, co-edited by Dr Patricia Kennett and Dr Misa Izuhara, carries high quality articles on all aspects of social policy in an international context. It places particular emphasis upon articles which seek to contribute to debates on the future direction of social policy, to present new empirical data, to advance theories, or to analyse issues in the making and implementation of social policies.

The journal has an impact factor of 1.632 (2013, Journal Citation Reports, Thomson Reuters). It ranks seventh of 41 journals in Social Issues, and fifth out of 46 journals in Public Administration, eighth of 39 journals in Social Work.

Journal of Poverty and Social Justice

Dr Eldin Fahmy, the head of the Centre for the Study of Poverty and Social Justice, is currently the co-editor of the Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, which provides a unique blend of high-quality research, policy and practice from leading authors in the field related to all aspects of poverty and social exclusion.

International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity

The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (IJBNPA) is an open access, peer-reviewed journal offering high quality articles, rapid publication and wide diffusion in the public domain. IJBNPA is devoted to furthering the understanding of the behavioral aspects of diet and physical activity and is unique in its inclusion of multiple levels of analysis, including populations, groups and individuals and its inclusion of epidemiology, and behavioral, theoretical and measurement research areas.