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Congratulations to Olivia Bina, who has won this year's Bennett Prize for the best paper published in 2013. See her paper here, and read a short acceptance piece in the current issue: Winner of the Bennett Prize

New: EPC submissions system

All submissions to the journal should now be made through the ScholarOne Manuscripts system. New author instructions can be found here.

Current editors' choices:

Optical illusion? The growth and development of the Optics Valley of China

Julie Tian Miao, Peter Hall

Business Improvement Districts in England and the (private?) governance of urban spaces

Claudio De Magalhães

ISI Web of Knowledge Impact Factor 2013: 1.220

ISI Web of Knowledge 5-Year Impact Factor 2013: 1.463

ISI Journal Citation Reports Ranking: 15/46 (Public Administration category)

SCImago Journal Ranking: 23/113 (Q1, Public Administration category)

Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy is a research-driven, fully refereed international journal which seeks to advance scholarly debates on a wide range of contemporary policy issues which sit at the interface between the economy, society, and the environment. It welcomes papers which address the most important theoretical, methodological, and/or empirical aspects of these issues.

It has a global circulation and a global coverage, embracing developed, emerging, and transitional states. Papers from Asia and America and the emerging world are strongly encouraged, as are those which offer a comparative perspective (ie, across policy areas and/or jurisdictions). The journal actively promotes excellent case-study analyses that have broader international relevance because they significantly advance broader theoretical, empirical, and methodological debate.

Over nearly 30 years it has published agenda-defining papers in areas such as multilevel governance, the decentralisation of the state, environmental policy, regional development, and urban planning. These topics are inherently cross-cutting. The journal provides a dynamic research forum in which a wide range of disciplinary perspectives—including geography, public policy, sociology, and public administration—can be brought to bear upon them.

EPC regularly publishes theme (or 'special') issues on cross-cutting topics which are especially relevant to its readers. The Managing Editors are willing to respond to proposals, subject to the normal standards of independent refereeing.

The editors aim to reach an initial decision on all submitted manuscripts within three months.

ISSN 0263-774X (print) 1472-3425 (electronic)

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