Foreign Policy Analysis

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Edited By: A. Cooper Drury, University of Missouri

Impact Factor: 0.87

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 33/83 (International Relations)

Online ISSN: 1743-8594


Aims and Scope

Reflecting the diverse, comparative and multidisciplinary nature of the field, Foreign Policy Analysis provides an open forum for research publication that enhances the communication of concepts and ideas across theoretical, methodological, geographical and disciplinary boundaries. By emphasizing accessibility of content for scholars of all perspectives and approaches in the editorial and review process, Foreign Policy Analysis serves as a source for efforts at theoretical and methodological integration and deepening the conceptual debates throughout this rich and complex academic research tradition. Foreign policy analysis, as a field of study, is characterized by its actor-specific focus. The underlying, often implicit argument is that the source of international politics and change in international politics is human beings, acting individually or in groups. In the simplest terms, foreign policy analysis is the study of the process, effects, causes or outputs of foreign policy decision-making in either a comparative or case-specific manner.


International Studies Association members; scholars and researchers in international studies; foreign policy makers; foreign policy analysts.


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Abstracting and Indexing Information

  • Academic Search (EBSCO Publishing)
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  • CSA Environmental Sciences & Pollution Management Database (ProQuest)
  • Current Contents: Social & Behavioral Sciences (Thomson Reuters)
  • Science Citation Index Expanded (Thomson Reuters)
  • SCOPUS (Elsevier)
  • Social Sciences Citation Index (Thomson Reuters)
  • Worldwide Political Sciences Abstracts (ProQuest)