The International Review of Public Policy (IRPP) is now accepting submissions for the first issue of the journal which will be published in Summer 2019 (Northern Hemisphere time).
IRPP is an inclusive and integrative open access journal, free to its authors and readers. IRPP is the flagship journal of the most important world-wide association for public policy in the social sciences, the International Public Policy Association (IPPA). Our journal is dedicated to advance knowledge about public policy in different sectors, countries and regions of the world. We accept submissions with a word-limit of 10,000 words, including references, footnotes, tables and graphs.
The journal hosts contributions on theories of the policy process, empirical tests of models, agenda-setting, decisions, policy instruments policy types, policy change, policy implementation, evaluation & appraisal, and a host of other social-scientific issues revolving around public policy. IRPP publishes both comparative studies and single case studies.
Methodologically, it is completely open to individual methods (such as experiments, statistics, qualitative and interpretive methods) as well as to mixed-methods contributions. The IRPP does not discriminate against any ontological presupposition. An important aim of the journal is to publish research that has high translation value – by this, we mean policy research that makes a broad range of findings available to policy-makers, civil society organizations, pressure groups and citizens concerned about policy issues.
The journal does not accept political/policy commentary, explanations of legislation and courts decisions, and personal opinions.
All submissions go through rigorous double-blind peer review. Submissions to the journal undergo an initial editorial screening and, when a submission is considered appropriate, it is reviewed by at least two referees. The submission process is already open. The IRPP will also soon be launching an open peer review process for interested authors.
In addition to regular submissions, the journal will publish a Book Review section and a Forum Section on debates and controversies about public policy studies.
The first issue of the journal will appear in Summer 2019. IRPP will publish four issues by year with 4 to 8 articles for each issue.
We are glad to announce that the First Isuue of IRPP will be officially launch during ICPP4 in Montreal!