Global Policy

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Edited By: Professor David Held, Dr Eva-Maria Nag and Professor Dani Rodrik

Impact Factor: 0.837

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 42/86 (International Relations); 79/163 (Political Science)

Online ISSN: 1758-5899

Author Guidelines

Global Policy has a multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary and international outlook. We are committed to developing the accuracy, policy relevance and progressive outlook of academic research. The focus for most of the accepted work in Global Policy will lie in economics, global politics, government, international law, international relations and international political economy, but equally the Journal will be relevant to and interested in a much wider range of disciplines. The editors are committed to developing both the highest standards of scholarship and evidence-based reasoning by authors. All scholarly articles are subject to rigorous peer review. We are at the same time committed to the effective communication of research in the most accessible and professional fashion.  We seek to engage meaningfully with the widest range of readers and contributors both in the global public policy research fields and in major governments, international organizations, central banks, industries and NGOs dealing with global policy issues.

Types of articles
Main articles should be no more than 8,000 words in length including all references. The purpose of main articles is to analyse new research, reflect on theoretical developments and engage in scholarly debate.

Survey articles should be no more than 4,000 words in length. The purpose of survey articles is to map current policy approaches to, and the policy context of, particular issues. These articles also serve to analyse external developments and innovations in areas that have a tangible impact on the policy environment.

Practitioner commentaries should be no more than 1,500 words in length. The purpose of practitioner commentaries is to provide policy makers’ perspectives on practical aspects of global policy change.

Review essays of single books should be no more than 500 words, while reviews covering more than one book may be up to 1,500 words in length. The purpose of review essays is to summarize the text and offer critical analysis of the content.

How to submit
Papers should be submitted online. For detailed instructions please go to:

If this is the first time you have used the system you will be asked to register by clicking on 'create an account'. Full instructions on making your submission are provided. You should receive an acknowledgement within a few minutes. Thereafter, you will be kept in touch with the progress of your submission through refereeing, any revisions that are required, and - hopefully - to final acceptance.

Please see the Style Guide for full requirements for references, tables and figures.

Please note that submission of a manuscript implies commitment to publish in the Journal. Submission to Global Policy implies that the manuscript has not been published elsewhere, nor is it under consideration by another journal. Authors in doubt about what constitutes prior publication should consult the editors.

Author Services

Author Services enables authors to track their article – once it has been accepted – through the production process to publication online and in print. Authors can check the status of their articles online and choose to receive automated e-mails at key stages of production. The author will receive an e-mail with a unique link that enables them to register and have their article automatically added to the system. Please ensure that a complete e-mail address is provided when submitting the manuscript. Visit for more details on online production tracking and for a wealth of resources including FAQs and tips on article preparation, submission and more.

Copyright Transfer Agreement
If your paper is accepted, the author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Author Services; where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.

For authors signing the copyright transfer agreement
If the OnlineOpen option is not selected the corresponding author will be presented with the copyright transfer agreement (CTA) to sign. The terms and conditions of the CTA can be previewed in the samples associated with the Copyright FAQs below:
CTA Terms and Conditions

Note to Contributors on Deposit of Accepted Version
Re-use of the accepted and peer-reviewed (but not final published) version of the Contribution shall be by separate agreement with Wiley-Blackwell. Requests for permission should be addressed to the permissions department of Wiley-Blackwell at Wiley-Blackwell has agreements with certain funding agencies governing re-use of this version. The details of those relationships, and other offerings allowing open web use, are set forth at the following website: go/funderstatement. NIH grantees should check the box at the bottom of license agreement.

For authors choosing OnlineOpen
If the OnlineOpen option is selected the corresponding author will have a choice of the following Creative Commons License Open Access Agreements (OAA):

Creative Commons Attribution License OAA

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License OAA

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial -NoDerivs License OAA

To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright FAQs hosted on Wiley Author Services and visit

If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by certain funders [e.g. The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) or the Austrian Science Fund (FWF)] you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with your funder requirements.

For more information on this policy and the Journal’s compliant self-archiving policy please visit: