Policy Studies Journal
As the principal outlet for the Public Policy Section of the American Political Science Association and for the Policy Studies Organization (PSO), the Policy Studies Journal (PSJ) is the premier channel for publication of public policy research. PSJ is best characterized as an outlet for theoretically and empirically grounded research on policy process and policy analysis. More specifically, the goal is to publish articles that advance public policy theory, explicitly articulate its methods of data collection and analysis, and provide clear descriptions of how their work advances the literature.
I conscientiously work to simultaneously maximize the quality of the reviews through a rigorous blind peer review process and minimize the length of time for a paper to wend its way through the submission-review-decision process. The goal is to return a decision to authors within two to three months of the initial submission.
I accept a variety of manuscripts including those on public policy theory, policy analysis and evaluation, methodological approaches to policy research, synthetic reviews, point/counterpoints, and public policy founders. Although I emphasize empirical analysis, I also wish to encourage submissions from authors whose current work might be more theoretical.
Dr. Christopher Weible, Editor