2018 Impact Factor announcement: Read our most highly cited articles

P&P editors

Sarah Ayres, Steve Martin, Felicity Matthews – Policy & Politics Editors

We are delighted to announce that Policy & Politics has achieved a fantastic result in this year’s Journal Citation Reports with its highest ever Impact Factor of 2.028. The journal is now in the top 20 of the Public Administration category and the top 50 for Political Science.

This impressive outcome is testimony to the outstanding quality of research produced by our authors, the meticulous scrutiny of our peer reviewers, and the hard work of the Policy & Politics and Policy Press team. We would like to offer our thanks and congratulations to all.

To celebrate this increase, we have made the most highly cited articles which contributed to the 2018 Impact Factor free to read until 31 July 2019:

Beyond radicalism and resignation: the competing logics for public participation in policy decisions 
Author: Rikki John Dean

Relational wellbeing: re-centring the politics of happiness, policy and the self
Author: Sarah C. White 

Conceptualising the active welfare subject: welfare reform in discourse, policy and lived experience
Author: Sharon Wright 

Neoliberalism by stealth? Exploring continuity and change within the UK social enterprise policy paradigm
Authors: Alex Nicholls, Simon Teasdale 

Policy learning and policy failure: definitions, dimensions and intersections
Author: Claire A. Dunlop

Understanding the transfer of policy failure: bricolage, experimentalism and translation
Author: Diane Stone 

Evidence translation: an exploration of policy makers’ use of evidence
Authors: Jo Ingold, Mark Monaghan 

The ‘Scottish approach’ to policy and policymaking: what issues are territorial and what are universal?
Authors: Paul Cairney, Siabhainn Russell, Emily St Denny 

Policy myopia as a source of policy failure: adaptation and policy learning under deep uncertainty
Authors: Sreeja Nair, Michael Howlett 

Policies, politics and organisational problems: multiple streams and the implementation of targets in UK government
Authors: Christina Boswell, Eugenia Rodrigues 

What ever happened to asset-based welfare? Shifting approaches to housing wealth and welfare security
Authors: Richard Ronald, Christian Lennartz, Justin Kadi 

Local government partnership working: a space odyssey. Or, journeys through the dilemmas of public and private sector boundary-spanning actors
Authors: John Nicholson, Kevin Orr 

Against the tide of depoliticisation: the politics of research governance
Authors: Sarah Hartley, Warren Pearce, Alasdair Taylor 

Studying public deliberation after the systemic turn: the crucial role for interpretive research
Authors: Selen A. Ercan, Carolyn M. Hendriks, John Boswell 

Global evidence in local debates: the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) in Swiss direct-democratic debates on school policy
Author: Caroline Schlaufer 

British political values, attitudes to climate change, and travel behaviour
Author: Ron Johnston, Christopher Deeming

Citizen participation and changing governance: cases of devolution in England
Authors: Brenton Prosser, Katie Ghose, Alan Renwick, Arianna Giovanni, Mark Sandford, Matthew Flinders, Will Jennings, Graham Smith, Paolo Spada, Gerry Stoker 

Working-class discourses of politics, policy and health: ‘I don’t smoke; I don’t drink. The only thing wrong with me is my health’
Authors: Mhairi Mackenzie, Chik Collins, John Connolly, Mick Doyle, Gerry McCartney 

Public service mutuals: towards a theoretical understanding of the spin-out process
Authors: Richard Hazenberg, Kelly Hall

UK employment services: understanding provider strategies in a dynamic strategic action field
Authors: Rebecca Taylor, James Rees, Christopher Damm 

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