An independent forum for academic debate on the challenges faced by contemporary society

About PPP

People, Place and Policy (PPP) is an open access journal that provides a forum for debate about how policy shapes the risks, opportunities and constraints that face people and places in contemporary society. Its aim is to foster dialogue between academics engaged in researching societal challenges and the policy-makers or practitioners charged with responding to these challenges.

PPP is interdisciplinary in scope and welcomes a range of contributions including empirical studies, policy analysis, methodological and theoretical reflections as well as ‘think pieces’ exploring contemporary policy issues. The journal is UK focused but we do publish pieces of cross-national and international significance.

Submissions are subject to peer review and should be 5,000-7,000 words in length. Notes for contributors can be found here.


All work published in PPP is subject to copyright and may not be reproduced, in whole or in part, in any manner or in any medium without the written consent of the editorial board, unless no charge is made for the copy containing the work or the excerpt and the author’s name and place of first publication appears on the work or the excerpt.

Editorial correspondence

All correspondence should be directed to the editors at We welcome informal discussion with potential contributors about the scope and relevance of articles.

Details on how to submit an article can be found here:

Submit an article

Editorial board


Dr Ellen Bennett – Sheffield Hallam University
Dr Will Eadson – Sheffield Hallam University
Dr Angela Maye-Banbury – Sheffield Hallam University
Dr Sadie Parr – Sheffield Hallam University

Reviews Editor

Dr Tony Gore – Sheffield Hallam University

Editorial Assistant

Sarah Ward – Sheffield Hallam University