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Highly Cited Collection

To celebrate our the impact factors posted in the 2019 Journal Citation Reports we have created a free collection of highly cited articles. This collection features papers which have contributed to our 2019 Impact Factor and more recent papers we feel will promote our journals future impact.

All of the articles below are free to access until 31 August:

Policy & Politics
Evidence & Policy
Longitudinal and Life Course Studies
Families, Relationships and Societies
Journal of Poverty and Social Justice

Policy and Politics

Impact Factor: 3.069 

2019 Journal Citation Report's highest cited articles
Understanding the transfer of policy failure: bricolage, experimentalism and translation
Diane Stone

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

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

Can experience be evidence? Craft knowledge and evidence-based policing
Jenny Fleming and Rod Rhodes

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

Ones to watch
Three habits of successful policy entrepreneurs [Open Access]
Paul Cairney

Is it time to give up on evidence-based policy? Four answers
Richard D. French

The lessons of policy learning: types, triggers, hindrances and pathologies [Open Access]
Claire A. Dunlop and Claudio M. Radaelli

Narratives as tools for influencing policy change [Open Access]
Deserai Crow and Michael Jones

Why advocacy coalitions matter and practical insights about them
Christopher M. Weible and Karin Ingold

Matching policy tools and their targets: beyond nudges and utility maximisation in policy design
Michael Howlett

Creating public value through caring for place
Patsy Healey

Evidence and Policy

Impact Factor: 1.453

2019 Journal Citation Report's highest cited articles
Mobilising knowledge in complex health systems: a call to action [Open Access]
Bev J. Holmes, Allan Best, et al.

Generating 'good enough' evidence for co-production [Open Access]
Catherine Durose, Catherine Needham, Catherine Mangan and James Rees

Why, whose, what and how? A framework for knowledge mobilisers [Open Access]
Vicky Ward

Evidence-based best practice is more political than it looks: a case study of the 'Scottish Approach' [Open Access]
Paul Cairney

Networks and network analysis in evidence, policy and practice
Kathryn Oliver and Moira V. Faul

Building capacity for evidence-informed decision making: an example from South Africa [Open Access]
Ruth Stewart,  Laurenz Langer et al.


Ones to watch 

Pathways to policy impact: a new approach for planning and evidencing research impact
Mark S. Reed, Rosalind Bryce and Ruth Machen

Building trust and sharing power for co-creation in Aboriginal health research: a stakeholder interview study[Open Access]
Simone Louise Sherriff, Hilary Miller et al

Drawing straight lines along blurred boundaries: qualitative research, patient and public involvement in medical research, co-production and co-design [Open Access]
Louise Locock and Annette Boaz

Deep experiential knowledge: reflections from mutual aid groups for evidence-based practice
Tehseen Noorani, Magnus Karlsson and Thomasina Borkman

Building the concept of research impact literacy
Julie Elizabeth Bayley and David Phipps

EKLIPSE: engaging knowledge holders and networks for evidence-informed European policy on biodiversity and ecosystem services[Open Access]
Allan Watt, Gill Ainsworth et al. 

The evolution of Cochrane evidence summaries in health communication and participation: seeking and responding to stakeholder feedback[Open Access]
Anneliese J. Synnot, Dianne Lowe et al.

Longitudinal and Life Course Studies

Impact Factor: 1.000

2019 Journal Citation Report's highest cited articles
The biology of inequalities in health: the LIFEPATH project
Paolo Vineis, Mauricio Avendano-Pabon et al.

A socio-ecological model of agency: The role of structure and agency in shaping education and employment transitions in England
Ingrid Schoon and Mark Lyons-Amos

Longitudinal methods for life course research: A comparison of sequence analysis, latent class growth models, and multi-state event history models for studying partnership transitions
Julia Mikolai and Mark Lyons-Amos

Comparing methods of classifying life courses: Sequence Analysis and Latent Class Analysis
Yu Han, Aart C. Liefbroer and Cees H. Elzinga

The impact of parental employment trajectories on children's early adult education and employment trajectories in the Finnish Birth Cohort 1987
Pasi Haapakorva, Tiina Ristikari and Mika Gissler

TREE (Transitions from Education to Employment): A Swiss Multi-Cohort Survey
Andres Gomensoro and Thomas Meyer

MatCH (Mothers and their Children's Health) Profile: Offspring of the 1973-78 Cohort of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health
Gita D. Mishra, Katrina Moss et al.

Ones to watch 
Generations and Gender Survey study profile
Anne Gauthier, Susana Laia Farinha Cabaço and Tom Emery

Living Situations and Social Support in the Era of Extended Foster Care: A View from the U.S.
Nathanael Okpych, Huiling Feng et al.

Young people and the Great Recession: Variations in the school-to-work transition in Europe and the United States
Ingrid Schoon and John Bynner

The Russian panel study 'Trajectories in Education and Careers'
Valeriya Malik

Reconstructing the mixed mechanisms of health: the role of bio- and sociomarkers
Virginia Ghiara and Federica Russo

The long-term effects of time use during high school on positive development
Jasper Tjaden, Dominique Rolando, Jennifer Doty and Jeylan Mortimer


Families, Relationships and Societies

Impact Factor: 0.672

2019 Journal Citation Report's highest cited articles
Let's stop feeding the risk monster: towards a social model of 'child protection'
Brid Featherstone, Anna Gupta, Kate Morris and Joanne Warner

Conforming to intensive parenting ideals: willingness, reluctance and social context
Ciara Smyth and Lyn Craig 


Paternal involvement in childcare: how can it be classified and what are the key influences?
Helen Norman

Poverty and child neglect - the elephant in the room?
Anna Gupta

People try and police your behaviour': the impact of surveillance on mothers and grandmothers' perceptions and experiences of infant feeding [Open Access]
Aimee Grant, Dawn Mannay and Ruby Marzella

Working it out: strategies to reconcile work and family among Swedish lone mothers
Jenny Alsarve

The co-location of home and work in two generations of farmers: what effects on fathering practices?
Berit Brandth

The rise and rise of prevention science in UK family welfare: surveillance gets under the skin
Sue White

Ones to watch 

Inheritance and family conflicts: exploring asset transfers shaping intergenerational relations
Misa Izuhara and Stephan Köppe

Revisiting the use of 'counselling' as a means of preparing prospective parents to meet the emerging psychosocial needs of families that have used gamete donation
Marilyn Crawshaw and Ken Daniels

The personal life of Facebook: managing friendships with social media
Veronica Policarpo


Journal of Poverty and Social Justice

Impact Factor: 0.952

2019 Journal Citation Report's highest cited articles
Welfare conditionality, benefit sanctions and homelessness in the UK: ending the 'something for nothing culture' or punishing the poor?
Kesia Reeve

The potential of child support to reduce lone mother poverty: comparing population survey data in Australia and the UK
Christine Skinner, Kay Cook and Sarah Sinclair

Benefits conditionality for disabled people: stylised facts from a review of international evidence and practice [Open Access]
Ben Baumberg Geiger

Food as a discretionary item: the impact of welfare payment changes on low-income single mother's food choices and strategies
Hayley Jane McKenzie and Fiona H. Mckay

The Minimum Income Standard as a benchmark of a 'participatory social minimum'
Abigail Davis, Donald Hirsch and Matt Padley

Children in jobless households across Europe: evidence on the association with medium- and long-term outcomes
Lindsey Macmillan, Paul Gregg, John Jerrim and Nikki Shure

Ones to watch 
Monitoring progress towards sustainable development: multidimensional child poverty in the European Union
Yekaterina Chzhen, Zlata Bruckauf and Emilia Toczydlowska

Is there evidence of households making a heat or eat trade off in the UK?
Carolyn Snell, Hannah Lambie-Mumford and Harriet Thomson

Basic income: confusion, claims and choices
David Piachaud

The solo self-employed person and intrinsic financial security: does the promotion of self-employment institutionalise dualisation?
Mia Tammelin

Consensus or dissensus? Analysing people's perceptions of the necessities of life in Finland
Lauri Mäkinen

Leaving no one behind? Reaching the informal sector, poor people and marginalised groups with Social Health Protection
Claude Meyer, David Evans et al.

Gender, ethnicity and activism: 'the miracle is when we don't give up...'
Anna  Daróczi, Angela Kocze et al.

EU policy and Roma integration (2010-14)
László Andor