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University of Bristol Press/ Policy Press

Publisher: Bristol University Press/ Policy Press

Joined: 2009

Type: Online Journals

Content Overview

Policy Press publishes nine highly prestigious journals in the fields of public and social policy. Policy Press is a leading specialist social science publisher committed to journals that will have an impact on research, learning, policy and practice at an international level.

Title Listing

Subject Strengths

  • Social policy
  • Social welfare
  • Family policy
  • Social work
  • Public policy
  • Criminal justice
  • Housing
  • Urban policy

Service Strengths

  • Available online to subscribers via IngentaConnect
  • Free electronic table of contents alerting
  • Free RSS feeds for latest and recent issues
  • Access to the full content of all articles since 2002 including current volumes
  • CrossRef linking
  • Free sample issue online

Impact Factors

Policy & Politics was awarded an impact factor of 1.200 in the 2015 Journal Citation Reports. It is also ranked 53 out of 163 in Political Science and 19 out of 47 in Public Administration.

Evidence & Policy was awarded the impact factor of 1.056 in the 2015 Journal Citation Reports. It is also ranked 31 out of 93 journals in its category of Social Science, Interdisciplinary.

Famillies, Relationships and Societies was awarded its first impact factor of 0.356 in the 2015 Journal Citation Reports.

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