Policy Studies is a refereed, multi-disciplinary journal focused on the policy implications of research and the analysis of developments in social policy and professional practice. Its standards are those of an academic journal, but it is designed to be read by policy makers and practitioners, as well as by academics and other researchers.
Policy Studies welcomes contributions from the full range of social science disciplines. Examples of topic areas covered include:
Arts and culture; citizenship; competitiveness; crime and justice; disability; education and training; employment and unemployment; environment; ethnic equality and diversity; Europe; family and households; health; housing; income and wealth; industrial development; industrial relations; information; law and the legal system; new technologies; political institutions; social care and social services; social security; transport.
Policy Studies is published on behalf of the independent Policy Studies Institute (PSI). The PSI is one of Europe's largest independent research organisations undertaking studies of social, economic, and industrial policy, and the working of political institutions. PSI is a registered charity, run on a non-profit basis, and is not associated with any political party, pressure group or commercial interest. Subscriptions to Policy Studies are available as part of PSI membership.