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Journal of European Public Policy (JEPP)


The Journal of European Public Policy (JEPP) has established itself as one of the flagship journals in the study of public policy, European politics and the EU and provides a comprehensive and definitive source of analytical, theoretical and methodological articles in these fields. Focusing on the dynamics of public policy in Europe, the journal encourages a wide range of social science approaches, both qualitative and quantitative. JEPP defines European public policy widely and welcomes innovative ideas and approaches. It covers a broad thematic range, including institutional developments, policy-making in the EU and its member states, as well as the EU’s external relations. Found editior of JEPP is Professor Jeremy Richardson (University of Canterbury & University of Oxford). Professor Berthold Rittberger joined him as co-editor in 2013.


JEPP is highly ranked in the Social Science Citation Index (SSCI). The 2020 Journal Citation Report released by Clarivate Analytics ranks JEPP in the top 10 of all Political Science journals (6/182) and first in the Public Administration category. In the 2021 Google Scholar Metrics, JEPP was able to hold on to its excellent third place for Political Science.


JEPP Online is the official blog of the Journal of European Public Policy. It provides timely information about developments of the journal and is committed to improve the accessibility and visibility of scholarship published in JEPP, allowing academics and policy-makers alike to benefit from first-class research focusing on the dynamics of public policy in Europe. JEPP Online includes features on recent academic scholarship published in JEPP, information on JEPP’s current calls for papers, prizes and special issues, as well as other news and announcements surrounding the journal.