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Journal of European Social Policy is available electronically on SAGE Journals Online at http://esp.sagepub.com
The Journal of European Social Policy publishes articles on all aspects of social policy in Europe. Papers should make a contribution to understanding and knowledge in the field, and we particularly welcome scholarly papers which integrate innovative theoretical insights and rigorous empirical analysis, as well as those which use or develop new methodological approaches. The Journal is interdisciplinary in scope and both social policy and Europe are conceptualized broadly. Articles may address multi-level policy making in the European Union and elsewhere; provide cross-national comparative studies; and include comparisons with areas outside Europe. They may deal with a wide range of social policy issues, including: ageing, pensions and social security, poverty and social exclusion, education, training and labour market policies, family policies, health and social care services, gender, migration, privatisation and Europeanisation. Single country studies which demonstrably address issues of wider theoretical significance are of interest.
The editors invite submissions for the Reflections section from authors commenting on an issue in comparative social policy that they think warrants a fresh perspective. The subject of such interventions could be topical events, theoretical or methodological issues. They should normally not be longer than 6000 words; abstracts and keywords should be included.
European Briefing Section
In the European Briefing section we publish papers that summarise latest European social trends, new legislation, analysis of new and existing European Commission programmes and noteworthy policy developments in individual European countries. European Briefing papers should not exceed 7000 words.
|Karen Anderson||University of Southampton, UK|
|Giuliano Bonoli||IDHEAP, Switzerland|
|Gosta Esping-Andersen||Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain|
|Maurizio Ferrera||University of Milan, Italy|
|Janet Gornick||Luxembourg Income Study and City University of New York, USA|
|Ana M. Guillen||Universidad De Oviedo, Spain|
|Stein Kuhnle||University of Bergen, Norway|
|Jon Kvist||Roskilde University, Denmark|
|Stephan Leibfried||Bremen University, Germany|
|Julia Lynch||University of Pennsylvania, USA|
|Julia O'Connor||University of Ulster, UK|
|Bruno Palier||CEVIPOF, Paris, France|
|Philippe Pochet||European Trade Union Institute Brussels|
|Martin Rhodes||University of Denver, USA|
|Martin Seeleib-Kaiser||University of Oxford, UK|
|Wim Van Oorschot||University of Leuven, Belgium|
- Article types
- Editorial Policies
2.1 Peer review policy
2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
- Publishing Policies
3.1 Publication Ethics
3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
3.3 Open Access and author archiving
- Preparing your manuscript
4.1 Word processing formats
4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
4.3 Supplementary material
4.4 Journal layout
4.5 Reference style
4.6 English language editing services
- Submitting your manuscript
5.1 How to submit your manuscript
5.2 Title, keywords and abstracts
5.3 Corresponding author contact details
- On acceptance and publication
6.1 SAGE Production
6.2 Access to your published article
6.3 Online First publication
- Further Information
There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal.
Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jesp to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.
Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Journal of European Social Policy will be reviewed.
As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.
The Journal of European Social Policy publishes high-quality critical research articles and book reviews that match its aim and scope. Research articles must be submitted in English and should not exceed 8,000 words all inclusive (7,000 words for the European Briefing section, 6,000 for reflections). Where the paper includes Tables and Figures the word total will be commensurately reduced to allow space for them.
For all papers the journal adheres to a rigorous double-blind reviewing policy in which the identity of both the reviewer and author are always concealed from both parties. Book reviews and review essays are assessed by the Editors. All manuscripts are reviewed initially by the Editors. Those that fit within the aims and scope of the journal are sent for outside review. Each manuscript is reviewed by at least two referees. Referees normally respond within two months and an editorial decision is made as soon as both referees' reports are received.
All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.
The Journal of European Social Policy publishes peer-reviewed articles on all aspects of social policy in Europe. Papers should make a contribution to understanding and knowledge in the field, and we particularly welcome scholarly papers which integrate innovative theoretical insights and rigorous empirical analysis, as well as those which use or develop new methodological approaches.
Papers should only be submitted for consideration once consent is given by all contributing authors. Those submitting papers should carefully check that all those whose work contributed to the paper are acknowledged as contributing authors.
The list of authors should include all those who can legitimately claim authorship. This is all those who:
- Made a substantial contribution to the concept and design, acquisition of data or analysis and interpretation of data,
- Drafted the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content,
- Approved the version to be published.
Authors should meet the conditions of all of the points above. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.
When a large, multicentre group has conducted the work, the group should identify the individuals who accept direct responsibility for the manuscript. These individuals should fully meet the criteria for authorship.
Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone does not constitute authorship, although all contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in the Acknowledgments section. Please refer to the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) authorship guidelines for more information on authorship.
All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.
FOR DOUBLE BLIND JOURNALS: Please supply any personal acknowledgements separately to the main text to facilitate anonymous peer review.
Journal of European Social Policy requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading. Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state in Acknowledgements that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.
Journal of European Social Policy encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway
SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway.
Journal of European Social Policy and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of articles published in the journal. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked using duplication-checking software. Where an article is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article (removing it from the journal); taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author’s institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; banning the author from publication in the journal or all SAGE journals, or appropriate legal action.
Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.
Journal of European Social Policy offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.
Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway
Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are Word DOC, RTF, XLS. LaTeX files are also accepted. The text should be double-spaced throughout and with a minimum of 3cm for left and right hand margins and 5cm at head and foot. Text should be standard 10 or 12 point. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.
For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines
Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.
This journal is able to host approved additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc) alongside the full-text of the article. These will be subjected to peer-review alongside the article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files, which can be found within our Manuscript Submission Guidelines page.
Journal of European Social Policy conforms to the SAGE house style. Click here to review guidelines on SAGE UK House Style.
Journal of European Social Policy adheres to the SAGE Harvard reference style. Click here to review the guidelines on SAGE Harvard to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.
Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.
Journal of European Social Policy is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jesp to login and submit your article online.
IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created. For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.
Please supply a title, short title, an abstract and keywords to accompany your article. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article online through online search engines such as Google. Please refer to the information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords by visiting the SAGE Journal Author Gateway for guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online
Provide full contact details for the corresponding author including email, mailing address and telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors. These details should be presented separately to the main text of the article to facilitate anonymous peer review.
Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly.
SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.
Online First allows final revision articles (completed articles in queue for assignment to an upcoming issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a final journal issue which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. For more information please visit our Online First Fact Sheet
Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the [Journal] editorial office as follows:
Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the Manuscript Submission process should be sent to the Editorial Office as follows:
Journal office email address: JESP@ed.ac.uk
Book Reviews Editor, Dr Daniel Clegg. Email: email@example.com
JESP/ESPAnt Doctoral Researcher Prize Authors wishing to submit papers for consideration for this prize should email JESP@ed.ac.uk for details of guidelines and rules.