The Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice (JCPA) is a double-blind peer reviewed journal, indexed in Thomson Reuters SSCI, adhering to the highest quality scholarship. Published five times per year, the JCPA is the only explicitly comparative journal of policy analytic studies. It invites manuscripts that make a contribution to the field of comparative policy studies and related public affairs, administration and management.
The JCPA aims to stimulate the intellectual development of comparative policy studies and the growth of an international community of scholars in the field.
Criteria: The JCPA gives priority to comparative studies. The JCPA adheres to the following comparative criteria and expects submissions not to be limited to, and rather go beyond, international comparisons. Priority will be given to articles that:
- Draw, derive or disseminate lessons based on policy issues which have
manipulable policy, program or institutional variables in common
- Contribute to comparative theory development
- Present theory-based empirical research;
- Offer comparative evaluations of research methods;
- Derive the practice implications of theory-based research;
- Use conceptual heuristics to interpret practice.
Interdisciplinarity:The JCPA encourages the submission of articles advancing the comparative dialogue across public policy disciplines. Publications include multiple policy arenas such as, immigration, health care, environment and climate change,, education including higher education, security or human rights, welfare, transportation, bio-technology, and others. Functionally articles can address, for instance, research methods, policy analytic methodology, technology transfer, public finance, budgeting practice, administrative reform, performance measurement and other areas that can be of interest to our readership.
Special Publications: The journal welcomes proposals for Special Symposia Issues on a variety of topics and disciplines.
Special JCPA Sections: The JCPA encourages submissions to the following special sections: Policy Innovation, Comparative Policy Statistics, Discourse (Insights) and Book Review. Please visit our Calls for Papers at http://www.jcpa.ca/icpaf/calls/
Iris Geva-May, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada
Lawrence E. Lynn, University of Chicago, US (1997 - 2001)
John Ellwood, University of California at Berkeley, US (2001 - 2002)
Book Review Editor
Louise Comfort, University of Pittsburgh, US
Comparative Policy Statistics Editor
Fred Thompson, Willamette University, Oregon, US
Comparative Policy Innovation Editors
Honorary Board Members: Duncan MacRae, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, US; Giandomenico Majone, Institute Universitaire European, Italy; James G. March, Stanford University, US; Special Issue Guest Editors: (2011) William Zumeta, University of Washington & Daniel Levy, SUNY, US (2011) Greta Nasi, Bocconi University, Italy (2010) Bruno Dente, University of Milan, Italy (2010) Theodore Marmor, Yale University, US (2009) Christine Rothmayr, University of Montreal, Canada (2009) Giliberto Capano, Bologna - Forli, Itally & Michael Howlett, Simon Fraser University, Canada (2008) Sabine Saurugger, IEP - Grenoble, France & Claudio Radaelli, Exeter, UK (2008) Patrick Marier, Concordia Montreal, Canada & Markus Haverland, Erasmus, The Netherlands (2007) Mee Kam Ng, University of Hong Kong, PRC (2006) Evert Linquist, University of Victoria, Canada (2006) Janet Gornick, Baruch College, CUNY, New York, US (2005) Monika Steffen, University of Grenoble, France (2005) Jeff Straussman, the Maxwell School, Syracuse University, US (2004) Dietrich Traenhardt, Muenster University, Germany (2003) John Dixon, Plymouth University, UK (2002) Robert Hoppe, University of Twente, The Netherlands (2001) Michael Luger, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, US (2000) George Hoberg, University of British Columbia,Vancouver, Canada