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Policy Press Journals 2017

At Policy Press we have many years of experience of publishing journals and our commitment to quality, personal attention and collaborative working is well-known. As a not-for-profit publisher we share many of the same values as the organisations and individuals we work with. 
We have published the internationally acclaimed Policy & Politics for over two decades and successfully launched Evidence & Policy eight years ago. The renamed Journal of Poverty and Social Justice launched in 2010, along with Voluntary Sector Review. 2012 saw the first issues of Families, Relationships and Societies, and Critical and Radical Social Work was launched the following year. 2014 saw the launch of the Journal of Playwork Practiceand in 2017 we are launching two new titles, the International Journal of Care and Caring and the Journal of Gender-Based Violence.
Although we are not a large commercial publisher we punch well above our weight when it comes to maximising readership and enhancing discoverability of our journals worldwide. We can offer a range of different models including fully Open Access and hybrid, and we are well placed to advise societies and associations on the different options available to them.
We have chosen not to pursue a rapid journal expansion programme over recent years. This is because we pride ourselves on being able to give our journals the individual focus they deserve to help them flourish. 
However, we remain very keen to continue to develop our list and publish new journals over time in the areas we specialise in.

Find out more about publishing your journal with us by downloading our information sheet. If you think we could be the right journal publisher for you please contact Julia Mortimer ( to discuss your ideas or prepare a proposal following the journal proposal guidelines.

Here’s what some people involved in our journals have said:

"By having the courage to give a platform to critical voices, Policy Press is playing a crucial role in reframing the debate around austerity and inequality. It is a joy to work with a publishing team with such vision and commitment."
Iain Ferguson, Co-Editor, Critical and Radical Social Work

"Our experience has been that Policy Press promote a sense of partnership with their journal editors.  Problems are shared and worked out together. Policy Press aren’t just good at dealing with challenges, they are also great at celebrating successes when they come along!"
Annette Boaz, Co-Editor, Evidence & Policy in the journal’s 10th year

"Policy & Politics enjoys a collegiate and productive relationship with our publishers, the Policy Press. They have been extremely supportive of our desire to raise the visibility, profile and performance of the Journal over the past few years.  This has required a huge amount of effort and investment and it is great to see that hard work is reflected in the Journal’s upwards trajectory." 
Sarah Ayres, Co-Editor, Policy & Politics

"It is always a pleasure and a privilege to work with everyone at Policy Press. Their approach to publishing is without exception, very professional, careful and supportive at all stages of the publishing process." 
Tracy Shildrick, former Editor, Journal of Poverty and Social Justice

"I have nowhere encountered a similar commitment and enthusiasm on the part of a publishing team, something that advisers, reviewers and the authors themselves have commented upon. The goodwill and commitment generated by a small team who have a deep understanding of the content, as well as of the mechanics, of a journal is a major asset, and generates respect for publisher and, in this case, for the host University."
Ken Young, Co-Founder of Policy & Politics and founder and former Editor, Evidence & Policy