Data & Policy is a peer-reviewed, open access venue dedicated to the potential of data science to address important policy challenges. The journal aims to promote a new theory of policy-data interactions by publishing work that considers systems of policy and data and how they relate to each other.

The journal publishes research examining the barriers to the greater use of data and data analytics in policy-making and governance initiatives, and contributions that explore how data can be used in an ethical, responsible and efficient manner. All research articles are accompanied by a policy significance statement that allows a wide audience to understand the potential impact of the findings.

Freely available to read, share and distribute across boundaries, Data & Policy welcomes readers and contributors within and outside of academia (e.g. in international organisations, government, non-profit or private sectors, and the general public).