Taylor & Francis

Policy Studies

(ISSN 1470-1006)

Aims and scope

Policy Studies is a long-standing, international journal focussing on public policy and governance at all levels and across all continents. It publishes original articles which are assessed through a rigorous peer review process.

The journal aims to:

Enable theoretical, methodological and empirical advances in the study of public policy and governance that have consequences of broad, international significance.

Enable cutting-edge research to be connected to the real-world policy problems and vice versa.

Identify ‘what works’ in improving the formation and delivery of policy through rigorous research.

Identify the state of the art of research in public policy

Trace new developments affecting public policy and governance including, but not limited to, those arising from technological, political, economic, informational, or demographic shifts.

Breakdown geographical and disciplinary silos by encouraging inter-disciplinarily, historical, comparative and global approaches to the study of policy.

Encourage diversity and opportunity in the academy.

The journal takes a pluralistic approach and encourages submissions irrespective of the methodological approach and the country of study. Although the journal is traditionally based in political science, a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of public policy is encouraged. Articles published are predominantly original research articles, but review articles that assess the state of the field are also welcome.

Peer review policy

All research articles in this journal have undergone rigorous double-blind peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymised refereeing by two anonymous referees.

Authors can choose to publish gold open access in this journal.

Read the Instructions for Authors for information on how to submit your article.


70 punktów

Dyscypliny naukowe:

  • historia
  • ekonomia i finanse
  • nauki o bezpieczeństwie
  • nauki o polityce i administracji
  • nauki o zarządzaniu i jakości
  • stosunki międzynaropdowe