Season’s greetings from the Policy & Politics team!

simon-pVRnzlO_bbI-unsplashFirstly, a huge thank you to all our authors, reviewers, board members and friends in the unprecedented year that was 2021. 

As we’ve welcomed a new team of incoming co-editors to this thriving journal, it has been a hectic yet inspirational year during which they’ve been delighted to meet a loyal P&P community as well as reaching out to new communities of scholarship. We feel greatly encouraged by our collective progress with new equality, diversity and inclusion initiatives, the internationalisation of our author base and faster editorial leadtimes published quarterly on our homepage.

We could not have done any of this without the loyalty and commitment of our diverse community of scholars and we’d like to express our huge gratitude for your support.

We are most grateful for our meteoric rise to an impact factor of 3.75 – our highest ever – and our ranking in the 1st quartile of Political Science, which of course is testament to the quality of work published, courtesy of our authors and reviewers. Congratulations to you all!  

Finally, we are very excited to be stewarding the journal through its 50th year in 2022 and remain committed to our three principles for publishing the best scholarship: comprehensive coverage of public policy, politics and social issues, inclusivity in research approaches and relevance for science and practice.

We look forward to reading your work featuring new and exciting advances in the field and to P&P’s continued commitment to communicating those advances to our communities and to the broader public.

We wish you all a productive 2022!
Oscar Berglund
Sarah Brown
Claire Dunlop
Elizabeth Koebele
Katie Lucas
Abbie Tozer
Chris Weible


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