The International Public Policy Review aims to serve as a vital tool for students, academics and policymakers by providing an in-depth look into the ideas, actors, and mechanisms that shape our world. Student editors, with the advice of an academic review panel, make all editorial and organizational decisions and carry out day-to-day operations.
Distinguished by its grounding in both theory and solid empirical research, the journal publishes articles that provide practicable and to the minute policy recommendations - an academic first-responder if you will.
Our articles are organised into three categories: academic research, book reviews and practitioners' commentaries. All submissions —even those produced by the most respected authorities—are subjected to a rigorous editorial process designed to sharpen and strengthen substance and tone.
The Field of International Public Policy
With the establishment of its School of Public Policy, UCL has placed itself at the forefront of the pioneering field of International Public Policy. The subject's rapid development has been demonstrated by the recent establishment of IPP courses at other prestigious UK institutions, such as Warwick and the LSE. Internationally, courses have been adopted in places as diverse as the Netherlands and China, whilst UCL itself is collaborating with NYU to offer a transatlantic Master of Public Policy programme in the near future. IPPR aims to build on this success and contributes to the development of research in all aspects of the field.
Above: Home of IPPR - The Rubin Building in Tavistock Square, London.
IPPR operates a rigorous double-blind review process. If submissions are approved by our initial review board of Master’s and PhD students, they are passed on to a faculty member for final appraisal. Interdisciplinary papers are checked by faculty members of relevant UCL departments. With our growing international connections, we also look to include representatives from Berkeley and NYU on our faculty editorial board. Furthermore, we have established a steering committee, composed of UCL faculty and external academics and practitioners, to provide qualitative oversight via an annual review.
The International Public Policy Review is currently published bi-annualy in January and July.