The Journal of Critical Infrastructure Policy (JCIP) is a peer-reviewed journal whose mission is to accelerate the improvement of critical infrastructure and community resilience. Our aspiration is to impact the development of policy and targeted strategies that – by scope and scale – are capable of addressing the serious challenges facing critical infrastructures on which society depends.
JCIP provides a platform for researchers, policy makers and a range of professional groups and practitioners. We recognize that building critical infrastructure and community resiliency requires cross disciplinary and scientifically valid approaches. Published articles seek to share innovative ideas, research, conceptual advances, strategic approaches, and practical applications in areas of interest to the Journal.
In order to efficiently disseminate JCIP to multiple constituencies — academic researchers, infrastructure professionals, policy makers, public administrators, emergency managers, infrastructure owners-operators, and others -- JCIP is configured as both a digital and print open access publication.
JCIP is published by the Policy Studies Organization (PSO) in Washington DC. PSO advances policy analysis and policy development in multiple fields through the publication of peer reviewed journals, books and book series. It was founded as an outgrowth of the American Political Science Association (APSA) in 1972 and produces over 20 national and international policy journals. JCIP is based at Texas State University.
Online ISSN: 2693-3101
JCIP is interested in addressing the security and resiliency threats faced by US critical infrastructure (CI) sectors and the corresponding resiliency challenges of jurisdictions that rely on these infrastructures. In addition to cross-sector functions, these CI sectors include Energy and Power, Information and Cyber Technology, Transportation Systems, Communications, Healthcare and Public Health, Financial Services, Critical Manufacturing, Emergency Services, Food and Agriculture, Water and Wastewater Systems, Nuclear Reactors, Chemical Facilities, Dams, Government Facilities, Commercial Facilities and the Defense Industrial Base. Each sector is considered so vital that its incapacitation would have a debilitating effect on the country’s security, economic viability, public health and safety or other adverse outcomes.
Befitting its scope, JCIP is methodologically pluralistic. We encourage thought provoking articles presented in accessible language. Based on JCIP’s broad readership, contributors should consider the technical content included in submissions. Authors should assume that many readers in their primary discipline will read their article. However, there will also be many readers requiring further explanation in order to grasp an article’s findings. This can also facilitate the ability to apply the article’s content in other disciplinary and professional settings.
Submissions will typically be in the following areas. Authors should contact the Editor to ascertain whether other topics are appropriate for JCIP.