Evaluation

The International Journal of Evaluation Theory, Research and Practice


The UK Evaluation Society is proud of its association with Evaluation. The editor is Professor Elliot Stern who was a founder member of the UK Evaluation Society and its Associate Editors are Professor Murray Saunders, also a founder member of the UK Evaluation Society and present Council member, and Professor Nicoletta Stame. Its editorial manager is Ms Louise Thrift.

  • Evaluation can be contacted here for the submission of manuscripts
  • The Table of Contents for the current issue is available here
  • Details of past issues can be found here

Evaluation has global reach and has grown increasingly more influential and respected since its launch in July 1995. For those interested in indexes, according to the Social Science index in the interdisciplinary category, it now ranks 18 out of 98 and it has an impact factor of 1.982.

Its interdisciplinarity lies in the nature of interest in evaluation as a practice. Over the last two decades, evaluation has become a major issue for academics, governmental and public organizations and businesses throughout the world. This has, however, resulted in a body of knowledge scattered across disciplines, professions and countries. To reflect this reality, Evaluation encourages multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary and issue-based work and brings together contributions from across the social sciences and related disciplines, including, but not limited to:

  • Politics, economics and public administration
  • Psychology, sociology and anthropology
  • Education, health and law
  • Information science and information technology

An important characteristic of the journal is that it encourages dialogue between different evaluation traditions such as program evaluation, technology assessment, auditing, value-added studies, policy evaluation and quality assessment. It also bridges domains where evaluation is currently taking place, including:

  • Education, science and technology policy
  • Criminal justice
  • Healthcare and social services
  • Vocational training
  • Regional development

Evaluation publishes fully refereed papers and aims to advance the theory, methodology and practice of evaluation. Importantly, it favours articles that bridge theory and practice whether through generalizable and exemplary cases or theoretical and methodological innovation.

Evaluation aims to

  • Integrate theory and practice in evaluation
  • Encourage intellectual openness and excellence
  • Build bridges across the different traditions of the global evaluation community
  • Identify synergies across different disciplinary and policy domains
  • Reinforce evaluative thinking across professional, scholarly and institutional settings

Evaluation publishes cutting-edge articles, revisits and advances professional and scholarly debates and engages with the world of evaluation practice. While based in Europe, it is committed to encouraging dialogue between different evaluation traditions worldwide.

Evaluation is available to members of the UK Evaluation Society with a 37.5% discount on its subscription fee.