EMPAC is all about improving policing through collaboration and co-production of knowledge. The interface between academic research and professional application is termed ‘impact’ – and for that reason EMPAC is launching IMPACT to promote and summarise key research applications.
An Editorial and Peer Review Board will comprise senior professionals and academic researchers and will focus on promoting research impact to improve policing. The General Editors are Phil Kay and Dave Hill, reflecting a professional policing governance and focus.
Existing academic journals tend to have traditional ways of operating but IMPACT is innovative:-
- interfaces with EMPAC’s Learning Centre as an on-line resource
- is dynamic – breaking the 6 month or longer turn around time for publication
- focuses on Impact Case Narrative in easy access format to increase usage
- utilises multi-media to complement key knowledge exchange