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We're delighted to announce that all articles accepted for publication in Behavioural Public Policy from 15th May 2023 will be 'open access'; published with a Creative Commons licence and freely available to read online (see the journal's Open Access Options page for available licence options). The costs of open access publication will be covered through agreements between the publisher and the author's institution, payment of APCs by funding bodies, or else waived entirely, ensuring every author can publish and enjoy the benefits of OA. 

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  • ISSN: 2398-063X (Print), 2398-0648 (Online)
  • Editors: Adam Oliver London School of Economics and Political Science, UK, George A. Akerlof Georgetown University, USA, and Cass R. Sunstein Harvard Law School, USA
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Behavioural Public Policy is an interdisciplinary and international peer-reviewed, gold open access journal devoted to behavioural research and its relevance to public policy. The study of human behaviour is important within many disciplinary specialties and in recent years the findings from this field have begun to be applied to policy concerns in a substantive and sustained way. BPP seeks to be multidisciplinary and therefore welcomes articles from economists, psychologists, philosophers, anthropologists, sociologists, political scientists, primatologists, evolutionary biologists, legal scholars and others, so long as their work relates the study of human behaviour directly to a policy concern. BPP focuses on high-quality research which has international relevance and which is framed such that the arguments are accessible to a multidisciplinary audience of academics and policy makers.

New from BPP

Newly appointed IBPPA Steering Committee 2024-2027

The International Behavioural Public Policy Association (IBPPA) is a global community of researchers, policy makers and practitioners, who work in the field of behavioural science and public policy. The IBPPA is open to all to join.

See the new committee members and find out more about the benefits of IBPPA membership here.

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