Policy & Politics

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The Policy & Politics journal, published by Policy Press, focuses on key works in the areas of public and social policy, and politics. It has an impact factor of 0.952 (2 yr) and is ranked 18th out of 46 journals in Public Administration.

Announcement of new editorial team

Policy & Politics is delighted to announce the appointment of a new editorial team to work alongside Sarah Ayres from January 2016. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Matthew Flinders for his tireless work as Co-editor over the last 3 years who leaves us this December on expiry of his term. 

Sarah Ayres, on the prospect of working with the new team said: “I’m thrilled to welcome our new editorial team from January 2016. Each editor brings their unique experience and skills to help drive the future success of the Journal. Policy & Politics has aspirations to secure its position in the top quartile of international journals in public and social policy and the appointment of our new editorial team is a vital step to building on the Journal’s recent success.”


Steve Martin is Professor of Public Policy & Management at Cardiff Business School and Director of the Public Policy Institute for Wales.  He is an expert in local government policy and has served as an adviser to the UK, Scottish and Welsh Governments and the European Commission.  Steve joins us as Co-editor.


Felicity Matthews is Senior Lecturer in Governance and Public Policy in the Department of Politics at Sheffield University. She has been an Associate Editor of Policy & Politics since January 2014. Her research expertise is in the fields of executive politics, public administration and constitutional politics. Felicity joins us as Co-editor.


Diane Stone is a Centenary Professor in the Institute of Governance and Policy Analysis at the University of Canberra and concurrently Professor in Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick. Diane joins us as Consultant Editor.

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Policy & Politics Annual Lecture 2015

Visit our Annual Lecture website to find out more details on Anthony Giddens' lecture in Bristol on 17th March 2015.

Policy & Politics Annual Conference 2015

Our 2015 conference on Democracy, Inequality & Power was a great success. Visit our conference website for photographs of the event.

How to publish in Policy & Politics

To find out more about the journal, including how to submit an article, visit http://www.policypress.co.uk/journals_pap.asp