Focus and Scope
The Journal of Deliberative Democracy (formerly the Journal of Public Deliberation) publishes articles that shape the course of scholarship on deliberative democracy. It is the forum for the latest thinking, emerging debates, alternative perspectives, as well as critical views on deliberation. The journal welcomes submissions from all theoretical and methodological traditions. It aims to be the platform to broker knowledge between scholars and practitioners of citizen engagement.
The journal is supported by the newDemocracy Foundation, the Deliberative Democracy Consortium and the International Association for Public Participation. It is hosted at the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance at the University of Canberra and co-edited by Nicole Curato (University of Canberra, Australia) with Marina Lindell (Åbo Akademi University, Finland), André Bächtiger (University of Stuttgart, Germany) and Graham Smith (University of Westminster, UK).
The journal publishes two issues a year (January to June, July to December). Articles are made available as soon as they are ready to ensure that there are no unnecessary delays in getting content publicly available.
Open Access Policy
This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
Authors of articles published remain the copyright holders and grant third parties the right to use, reproduce, and share the article according to the Creative Commons license agreement.
The journal’s publisher focuses on making content discoverable and accessible through indexing services. Content is also archived around the world to ensure long-term availability.
The Journal of Deliberative Democracy is indexed by the following services:
- Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
- Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals
- Google Scholar
- SHERPA RoMEO
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The Journal of Deliberative Democracy is published with the support of the newDemocracy Foundation, the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2), and the Deliberative Democracy Consortium.
- Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance, University of Canberra
- Deliberative Democracy Consortium
- International Association for Public Participation
- Samorsk, Åbo Akademi University
- newDemocracy Foundation
This journal was previously published as the International Journal for Public Participation (2007-2010) and, in November 2010, merged with the Journal for Public Deliberation as a joint venture between the Deliberative Democracy Consortium and IAP2. This initiative aimed to extend the discourse in the field benefiting from firsthand experience of public participation practitioners.
In 2020, the journal was relaunched as the Journal of Deliberative Democracy.
Funding for the migration of back content was provided by Åbo Akademi and Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance.