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Policy Studies Organization partners with Berkeley Electronic Press to publish its new journals
The Berkeley Electronic Press (2008)
  • Irene Perciali

Berkeley Electronic Press (bepress) is pleased to announce that it will partner with the Policy Studies Organization (PSO) to publish a new collection of PSO journals, and to provide additional online society services.

The new collection of peer-reviewed journals includes: Policy and Internet –
Poverty & Public Policy –
Crisis & Risk in Public Policy –

These journals build on the success of established PSO titles, such as Policy Studies Journal, and represent the next step for PSO’s journals publishing program.

Paul Rich, President of the Policy Studies Organization, said, “PSO chose bepress because we need dynamic 21st century publishing for our titles, and bepress knows where the internet is taking scholarship. Sustainable pricing and fair access, personal attention, a strong service orientation, and cutting edge thinking were all big pluses for us, as are their innovations for integrating journals in a larger continuum of publishing services. Our members couldn't be happier."

The new PSO journals with bepress are part of a broader initiative by the PSO and bepress to create an online showcase for the PSO and its member community.

“bepress is pleased to add the new PSO journals to our society publishing program,” said Gordon Tibbitts, CEO of bepress. “We have a decade’s worth of innovative scholarly communication tools and services that benefit societies and their members, and look forward to the opportunity to enhance scholarly work in policy studies.”

The three new journals will launch with their first articles in the Spring of 2009. For pricing and ordering information, please email To stay up to date with this and other bepress journals news, sign up for news alerts at For more information about bepress journals, visit
About the PSO

The Policy Studies Organization is a non governmental, non profit organization with the purpose to further research and dissemination of scholarship in policy. We are a related society of the American, Midwest, Southern and International Political Sciences Associations, as well as of the International Studies Association. PSO includes more than 3600 universities and institutions in its membership as well as individuals in more than 93 countries. From its headquarters in an historic house near Dupont Circle in Washington, once the home of the families of President James Garfield and the labor leader Samuel Gompers, the society organizes conferences, seminars, the publication of journals and books, and an increasing Internet presence. For more information, visit

About bepress

Founded by professors in 1999, Berkeley Electronic Press is both a publisher of peer-reviewed electronic journals and a software developer, having created Digital Commons, the world’s leading hosted institutional repository that powers the University of California's eScholarship Repository, and those of over ninety other universities, societies, and organizations. The company produces tools to improve scholarly communication via innovative and effective means of content production and dissemination. bepress has a portfolio of products and services that reduce the costs of and barriers to access. For more information, visit

Publication Date
November, 2008
Citation Information
Irene Perciali. "Policy Studies Organization partners with Berkeley Electronic Press to publish its new journals" The Berkeley Electronic Press Vol. Journal Information (2008)
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