One week until the 8th December deadline for new special issue proposals for Policy & Politics

Policy and Politics coverWe are hoping to consider a range of varied special issue proposals in response to our annual call this year. We are looking for proposals that can demonstrate how they will make a significant and lasting contribution to their field, be it through new theoretical, conceptual or empirical developments. In particular, we are seeking proposals that challenge dominant assumptions and set the agenda for future debates.

To be successful, it’s important that each individual article within the special issue is able to evidence a clear contribution to the field, as well as ensuring that the issue as a whole coheres to advance our understanding of its topic. In addition, proposals that articulate how to maximise their impact will be viewed favourably.

Over ¾ of our readers are from outside the UK, so it’s important that proposals feature – and speak to – a global audience. The journal is supportive of scholars from diverse backgrounds so we look for such diversity in proposals, such as a mixture of established scholars and mid and early career researchers, as well as other diversities such as gender and ethnicity.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please read our guidance document on what information we will need to evaluate it. If you would like to talk through any aspect of your proposal, please do not hesitate to contact us.

The timetable for evaluating proposals is set out below:

Deadline for submitting proposals to sarah.brown@bristol.ac.uk 8th December 2017
Decision on selection of one proposal announced 28th February 2018
Initial draft of articles submitted By 29th June 2018
Peer reviews and feedback given By 7th December 2018
Revised articles submitted and finalised 1st qtr 2019
Articles published online as fast track 2nd qtr 2019
Special issue print edition 2020

If you enjoyed this article you might be interested in Policy learning and policy failure: definitions, dimensions and intersections by Claire Dunlop

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