Review of Policy Research

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Edited By: Graeme Auld, Carleton University

Impact Factor: 1.167

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 20/47 (Public Administration); 56/163 (Political Science)

Online ISSN: 1541-1338


Call for Papers
Review of Policy Research (RPR) is accepting individual manuscript submissions. RPR is an official journal of the Policy Studies Organization (PSO) and published by Wiley-Blackwell. In general, RPR considers manuscripts up to 12,000 words in length.

RPR has established itself among the most accomplished individuals and organizations in the field. The journal is officially co-sponsored by the Science, Technology, and Environmental Politics organized section of the American Political Science Association (APSA) and the program in Communication, Culture & Technology (CCT) at Georgetown University. RPR is further supported by an international editorial board and a Washington Area advisory board comprised of prominent scholars and policy practitioners.

RPR will work to obtain a quick turnaround for publication of all manuscripts. Please submit manuscripts through our online submission process at

Digital Archive
The complete archive for Review of Policy Research has been digitized and is now available online. These archives represent 25 years of the best research in the field. PSO members, premium subscribers, and now STEP Section members of the APSA now have the ability to view abstracts, download references, and view the full text of every article published in RPR. Readers can also search each archive for author names, article titles, or keywords. These searches can be saved and readers can request an email alert each time an article is published that matches their research interests.

Free Online Access in the Developing World
Free online access to this journal is available within institutions in the developing world through the OARE Initiative (Online Access to Research in the Environment) in conjunction with UNEP, the United Nations Environment Programme.

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