Policy Press


Jun 29, 2020

Celebrating our 2019 Journal Impact Factors

Bristol University Press, and its imprint Policy Press, are delighted to announce our 2019 Impact FactorsThis year has seen us make impressive gains in the Journal Citation Reports. We have also received the first Impact Factor for the Journal of Poverty and Social Justice.      

We would like to thank all authors, reviewers, editors, and partners for their contributions which are essential to the continued success of our journals. 

To celebrate this result, we have created a free collection of highly cited articles. This collection features papers which have contributed to our 2019 Impact Factors and more recent papers we feel will promote our journals future impact.  

Enjoy the collection for free until 31 August.    

Impact Factors  

Policy & Politics3.069 

Evidence & Policy: 1.453 

Longitudinal and Life Course Studies1.000 

Journal of Poverty and Social Justice0.952 

Families, Relationships & Societies0.672 

Policy & Politics  

Policy & Politics has achieved an impressive result in this year’s Journal Citation Reports with its highest ever Impact Factor of 3.069. 

This is a substantial increase of 51.3% on the 2018 Impact Factor and places the journal firmly in the first quartile of international journals in the Political Science category and in the top ten journals in the Public Administration category of the Journal Citation Reports.

Read highly cited articles from Policy & Politics 


Evidence & Policy  

Evidence and Policy has continued its reputation of high quality publications with an Impact Factor of 1.453. Evidence & Policy offers a critical assessment of the relationship between researchers, evidence and policy makers. This comprehensive approach has earned the journal a place in the second quartile of international journals in the Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary category of the Journal Citation Reports.  

Read highly cited articles from Evidence & Policy 


Longitudinal and Life Course Studies 

Longitudinal and Life Course Studies continues to grow, receiving its second impact factor of 1.00. This represents an 8.9% growth on the 2018 Impact FactorLongitudinal and Life Course Studies is published in association with the Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies and joined Bristol University Press in 2019. 

Read highly cited articles from Longitudinal and Life Course Studies 


Journal of Poverty and Social Justice  

We are also thrilled to announce the Journal of Poverty and Social Justice’s first ever Impact Factor of 0.952. This is an important milestone for the journal which publishes work that has rarely been more important than at the present moment. 

Read highly cited articles from the Journal of Poverty and Social Justice 


Families, Relationships and Societies  

Families, Relationships and Societies has achieved an Impact Factor of 0.672, which represents a 15% increase on last year. This growth is a key step in making the vital work published in this journal accessible to an even wider audience.  

Read highly cited articles from Families, Relationships and Societies


Bristol University Press and Policy Press now publish 14 journals and the list is continuing to expand rapidly, for full details of each journal, browse our list.

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