a Policy Studies Organization (PSO) journal
EPA’s First CiteScore Ranks High!
EPA is happy to announce its inclusion into the Scopus database. We have received our first CiteScore for 2018 of 1.23, ranking us in the top half of the Public Administration field. Special thank goes to all authors, reviewers, board members, and the support of both the PSO and Wiley in establishing this journal in the field of policy studies. We are working hard to further improve both quality and visibility of this journal and will try to become included in more indices like the Web of Science as soon as possible. If you are interested in more details, you can view our most recent results provided by Scopus: scopus.com/sourceid/21100886407.
September, 27th 2019
EPA Promotion on Various Conferences
Wiley and the editorial team of EPA were present at various conferences this year to promote the journal as well as establish and continue contact to authors, reviewers, and readership. Nils C. Bandelow, Fritz Sager, and Johanna Hornung attended in different constellations the ICPP in Montréal, the APSA annual meeting in Washington D.C., and the ECPR in Wroclaw. As members of the EPA editorial team, they distributed flyers in panels fitting the journal’s content and to scholars interested in the journal. In actively approaching potential contributors, they were able to make face-to-face contact and give insightful information on the journal’s processes.
Off the APSA annual meeting, Nils C. Bandelow, Fritz Sager, and Johanna Hornung attended the regular meeting of the Policy Studies Organization (PSO) that brings together representatives from all journals published under the aegis of the PSO and in cooperation with Wiley. This presented a great occasion to talk about common challenges and opportunities of all journals and to help each other and give advice on editorial processes and policy. For EPA, the most important prospect is to be included in further citation indices and rankings, whereas its current CiteScore of 1.23 (2018) in SCOPUS is a large step in that direction. Thanks for this very generous great organization and support to both Wiley (particularly Brian Giblin) and the PSO (particularly Paul Rich and Daniel Gutierrez-Sandoval), without which EPA would not be where it is today.
May, 17th 2019
Best Paper Award 2018
On the basis of scientific quality, advancement of the field, scholarly reception, and excellence in content, structure, and insights, the EPA editors yearly honor the best paper published in EPA in the previous volume. As a reward, the best paper is free access for the period of one year. In doing so, the EPA editorial team takes the opportunity to thank EPA authors for their great work and valuable contributions to the EPA journal.
In 2018, the paper "Policy Dynamics and Types of Agency: From Individual to Collective Patterns of Action" by Capano and Galanti convinced the EPA editorial team as the scientifically most excellent and the strongest contribution to the advancement of our field. The authors identify collective patterns of action with the aim of better analyzing the interplay between structures or institutions and agents. Brokerage, entrepreneurship, and leadership appear to be ubiquitously important in the policy process. By putting more emphasis on collective patterns, the authors advance the pure individualistic understanding of actions by embedding action patterns in a more structural, holistic environment.
Read now (free access in 2019!): Capano, G. and Galanti, M. T. (2018), Policy dynamics and types of agency: From individual to collective patterns of action. European Policy Analysis, 4(1): 23-47.
December, 10th 2018
Call for Papers at ECPR Conference 2019: Emerging Perspectives on Policy Change
Following one of the central aims of the European Policy Analysis journal, which is to foster emerging (particularly but not exclusively European) perspectives on policy process research, general editor Nils C. Bandelow together with editorial board member Patrick Hassenteufel co-chairs a panel at next year’s ECPR general conference in Wroclaw. The panel is part of the section on “Agitated Polities, Changing Policies, and Policy Process Research“ and welcomes contributions that add to the intellectual discussion on different lenses in policy process research. Find the Call for Papers here.
November, 19th 2018
EPA Issue Vol. 4 No. 2 published with a special focus on European Social Policy! View the table of contents below and read the issue in Wiley Online Library.
Nils C. Bandelow, José António Correia Pereirinha, and Johanna Hornung
Amandine Crespy and Imre Szabó
Lorraine Frisian Doetter and Stefano Neri
Stefanie Ettelt and Benjamin Hawkins
Nadin Fromm and Alexander Raev
Innovation and Social Investment Programmes in Europe
Why You Should Read My Book
Daniel Béland and Rianne Mahon
August, 27th 2018
This year’s ECPR general conference in Hamburg was a great success for EPA. Nils Bandelow presented the journal at the roundtable on “Disseminating the Knowledge of the Policy Process Research“. Together with editors from other established or newly emerging journals, Nils Bandelow answered questions on the challenges and opportunities of journal management, and advised potential authors on how to get published.
Apart from the official EPA presentation, Wiley again organized an advertisement stand in the exhibition tent. General editors Nils Bandelow and Fritz Sager, as well as editorial director Johanna Hornung and friend-of-EPA Eva Thomann exchanged opinions on a diversity strategy for EPA with Wiley representatives. When
attending conference panels, the EPA editorial team managed to attract possible authors and papers to submit their high-quality work to EPA. With an evermore expanding international support for the journal, EPA moves on to become one of the most important journals in policy analysis.
from left to right: Chris Weible, Jale Tosun, Nils Bandelow, Edella Schlager, Anna Durnová, Nikos Zahariadis
May, 25th 2018
EPA Issue Vol. 4 No. 1 published! View the table of contents below and read the issue in Wiley Online Library.
Nils C. Bandelow and Johanna Hornung
William N. Dunn
Giliberto Capano and Maria Tullia Galanti
Silvia Bolgherini, Marco Di Giulio, Andrea Lippi
Jeroen van der Heijden and Johanna Kuhlmann
Henk ter Bogt
Nikolaos Apostolopoulos and Panagiotis Liargovas
Why You Should Read My Book
Charlotte Halpern, Patrick Hassenteufel, Philippe Zittoun
Hubert Heinelt and Sybille Münch
April, 6th 2018
New Wiley Platform Online
Recently, Wiley has launched a new platform for Wiley Online Library, including the journal homepages. EPA’s new homepage looks as follows and presents a great new overview and features.
Visit our new website, browse our issues and read the latest early view articles, and get information on how to submit your paper. Follow EPA on Twitter and Facebook to stay up to date.
February, 17th 2018
EPA and Publons cherish review activity
From now on, EPA participates in the existing partnership between Wiley and Publons. Publons monitors individual reviewer activity already for a number of Wiley journals. Reviews occupy a very important role in keeping high the quality of published journal articles. But while reviewing is a particularly valuable activity and while every scholar appreciates constructive reviews that improve their own work, recognition for review activity is often hindered by the principle of anonymity. Publons overcomes this challenge by allowing for the creation of individual reviewer profiles to which review activity is added without revealing the subject that has been reviewed. EPA appreciates this way of cherishing reviewers’ activity and saying thank you to every scholar contributing to our journal by reviewing submissions. Therefore, Publons is now integrated into our ScholarOne system to automatically enable tracking of review activity. Of course, this service is purely voluntary for reviewers.
Find out more on Publons.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
EPA wishes you all the best for 2018. Thank you all for your support throughout the last years, during which EPA kept on growing and became part of the established journal world. We will keep going and hope that you stay connected with our journal - as author, reviewer, and follower. Have a great start into 2018!
EPA Issue 3:2 Out Now!
November, 17th 2017
This year’s second issue is now online on Wiley Online Library. Called “Infrastructure Policy Between Regional Interests and Societal Goals“, the issue contains contributions with a special focus on infrastructure policies, challenges and cross-country differences regarding their implementation and studies on citizen participation to raise levels of acceptance concerning these policies. An open research article on how institutional constraints impact caseworkers’ implementation decisions complements the issue. Thanks to all the authors and reviewers who contributed to this issue!
Click here to read the issue!
September, 18th 2017
ESPAnet Conference in Lisbon
European Policy Analysis journal as a platform for European perspectives on policy analysis. Furthermore, the EPA editorial team plans a special issue on European Social Policy with high quality papers from ESPAnet presenting the recent state of social policy analysis in Europe.
This year’s conference of the European Social Policy Analysis Network (ESPAnet) took place in Lisbon, Portugal. Nils Bandelow and Johanna Hornung presented a paper on major German health policy reforms and applied the Programmatic Action Framework (PAF) originating from French political science to Germany. In doing so, they promoted the scope of
September, 9th 2017
ECPR Conference in Oslo ends today
Nils Bandelow and Johanna Hornung presented the EPA editorial team at this year’s ECPR conference in Oslo. One highlight was the awesome promotion stand of Wiley exhibiting a huge poster introducing European Policy Analysis as part of the big family of PSO journals. Especially the new flyers are a great tool to spread information across conference attendees. If you meet us at the ESPAnet conference in Lisbon next week, do not hesitate to ask us for one of them!
Besides presenting their recent research in the ACF panel chaired by Daniel Nohrstedt and Stéphane Moyson, Nils and Johanna met with panel discussant Chris Weible and other leading and excellent scholars such as Simon Hegelich, Stefan Marschall, Thomas Saretzki, Edella Schlager, Jale Tosun, Philippe Zittoun, and Reimut Zohlnhöfer.
from right to left: Philippe Zittoun, Nils Bandelow, Chris Weible, Laura Herzog, and Johanna Hornung
Nils Bandelow and Johanna Hornung with awesome EPA poster at Wiley’s promotion stand
After the reception dinner, international scientific exchange between American, French, German, and Swiss scholars presented a great end to the fruitful discussions during the day. We look forward to meeting everyone again soon. Thanks to the ECPR organizational team - it was a great conference!
NEW EPA FLYER!
Do you want to know more about EPA or are you interested in organizing a special issue? Do you have questions about our working process or do you just want to get to know the EPA team? One way of making contact is to talk to us on conferences! Everyone of us is always open to answer your questions, receive your feedback and provide information on EPA. Join us!
July, 20th 2017
This month, Nils Bandelow and Johanna Hornung participated in the annual conference of the French association of political science (Association Française de Science Politique - AFSP). Besides presenting their own research at the conference and visiting the French partners and friends, their aim was to make EPA more popular among the French scientific community. This, in turn, provided valuable insights into the French policy research - it is these national and transeuropean characteristics that EPA wants to provide a platform for, to make European perspectives accessible to an international audience.
Conferences are always a great opportunity, also with the purpose of turning thematic sessions and panels into special issues. EPA at any time welcomes suggestions of guest editors who are interested in organizing a special issue with EPA, on a topic that fits our scope.
May, 25th 2017
EPA Vol. 3 No. 1 is published! Our first issue in cooperation with Wiley integrates contributions on recent relevant issues such as animal welfare policy, social policy, internet policy, environmental policy, and migration. “Contemporary Issues of Policy-Making Across Europe“ - out now!
Read it online: EPA Issue 3:1.
April, 10th 2017
EPA’s ScholarOne Site is now live! For reviews and submissions, click here.
April, 8th 2017
Following EPA’s move to Wiley, the start of our online manuscript organization is scheduled for next Tuesday, April 11. From then on, EPA submissions and reviews work through ScholarOne. Authors of contributions that are currently under consideration and reviewers who are currently reviewing an article for European Policy Analysis will be informed about the transfer of their documents to ScholarOne. In case of questions concerning this transition, do not hesitate to contact the editorial office (firstname.lastname@example.org).
March, 9th 2017
EPA is officially with Wiley now!
We look forward to a great
Visit EPA at Wiley!
February, 3rd 2017
2017 starts with great news! EPA’s move to Wiley is about to be completed, the next issue will already be published with Wiley. Be quick! Help EPA to enter rankings, cite EPA and publish your best work in EPA now! Find the General CfP and Special Issue CfP here.
December, 31st 2016
At the turn of the year, we proudly present this year’s second issue of European Policy Analysis Journal! Including high quality articles, discussion contributions on the Brexit and book recommendations, it is openly accessible under the following link: EPA Vol. 2 No. 2.
Best wishes for the upcoming year!
September, 30th 2016
EPA Editors Meet in Heidelberg!
At the 3-Länder-Tagung in Heidelberg,
Germany, the EPA team met for a strategy
meeting in order to discuss the future of the
journal. There are promising results: From
2017 on, EPA issues will be published in
cooperation with Wiley. Overall, the journal is making great progress constantly pursuing the objective to present the European perspective on policy analysis to an international community. We look forward to go on!
September, 12th 2016
EPA Promotion at ECPR Conference in Prague
From 7th to 10th September 2016, the ECPR Conference took place in Prague. Nils Bandelow and Johanna Hornung promoted EPA and talked to authors, members of the editorial board, reviewers and anyone interested in European Policy Analysis Journal.
Reimut Zohlnhöfer, Nils Bandelow, Nicole Herweg
The print versions of the latest EPA Issue were much praised by famous scientists. Some papers presented at the conference might contribute to one of the next EPA issues. Submissions are welcome!
Patrick Hassenteufel, Rob Hoppe Colette Vogeler, Johanna Hornung
July 23rd, 2016
The print versions of EPA Vol. 2 No. 1
are now available!
Purchases can be made on amazon.
June 1st, 2016
In order to make the next EPA issue as great as the latest one, we are inviting authors to become a part of EPA by answering our Call for Papers. There is the general Call for Papers as well as a Call for Papers concerning a special issue on Refugee Policy. We are looking forward to receiving your paper submissions at email@example.com.
May 19th, 2016
EPA Vol. 2 No. 1 has been published!
Click here to read it online. Look forward to various contributions from international authors, a special focus on The Role of Theory in Policy Analysis, our new sections Forum and Why You Should Read My Book. It is definitely worth reading!
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