|Discipline||Political science, international relations, public policy|
|Edited by||David Held|
The journal was launched at the 4th Global Public Policy Network conference at the London School of Economics and Political Science on Monday 22 March 2010, with near simultaneous launch events held in Beijing and Brussels. The theme of the one-day conference was "Global Challenges: Global Impact". The General Editors are David Held, Eva-Maria Nag and Dani Rodrik.
Its first issue included articles by UK Development Secretary Douglas Alexander, General David Petraeus, Head of US Central Command, Mary Kaldor and Ian Goldin and Tiffany Vogel of Oxford University.
The journal's first edition defines its six main foci
- Globally relevant risks and collective action problems
- International policy coordination
- Normative theories of global governance
- The change from national-level to 'bloc'-level policy making
- The transition from single-polar to multipolar governance
- Innovations in global governance
According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2014 impact factor of 0.603, ranking it 95th out of 161 journals in the category "Political Science" and 49th out of 85 journals in the category "International Relations".
- Staff writer. "Global Public Policy Network". London School of Economics. Archived from the original on 30 December 2010. Retrieved 6 April 2010.
- Staff writer. "Editorial Board". Global Policy. doi:10.1111/(ISSN)1758-5899.
- Staff writer (February 2010). "Global Policy launches with insight and analysis on overseas aid, Afghanistan and how to prepare for the next world crisis". London School of Economics. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
- Held, David; Dunleavy, Patrick; Nag, Eva-Maria (January 2010). "Editorial statement". Global Policy. 1 (1): 1–3. doi:10.1111/j.1758-5899.2009.00017.x.
- "Journals Ranked by Impact: Political Science and International Relations". 2014 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Sciences ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2015.