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The American Review of Public Administration

The American Review of Public Administration


eISSN: 15523357 | ISSN: 02750740 | Current volume: 54 | Current issue: 4 Frequency: 8 Times/Year

Topics include the following:

  • program evaluation & policy analysis,
  • local government management,
  • intergovernmental relations,
  • citizen participation/deliberative democracy,
  • information technology and e-government,
  • crime and criminal justice,
  • budgeting,
  • human resources,
  • public policy,
  • new public management, 
  • organizational theory and behavior, 
  • public administration theory, and
  • public service ethics.


The American Review of Public Administration is an elite scholarly journals in public administration and public affairs. ARPA’s identity lies at the core of the field of public administration, and its quality and reputation have grown in tandem as the journal marked its fiftieth year in 2020. ARPA focuses substantively on public administration broadly defined, publishing scholarship on all aspects of the field, including such traditional areas as organization and management studies, program and performance evaluation, and budgeting and financial management, as well as such emerging areas as network governance, public involvement and public service motivation.

Although rooted in U.S. public administration, ARPA also increasingly carries research from international and comparative settings authored by international scholars. The journal has no disciplinary or methodological bias, other than an insistence on analytical excellence and substantive relevance. Toward that end, all manuscripts are subjected to a blind peer-review process prior to acceptance and publication, most within two months’ time. Even the occasional invited essays from leading scholars are subject to independent reviews by the co-editors.

The American Review of Public Administration is one of the elite scholarly journals in public administration and public affairs. ARPA focuses on public administration broadly defined, publishing scholarship on all aspects of the field, including such areas as organization and management studies, program and performance evaluation, and budgeting and financial management, network governance, public involvement and public service motivation. Although rooted in U.S. public administration, ARPA also carries research from international and comparative settings. The journal has no disciplinary or methodological bias. All manuscripts are subjected to a blind peer-review process prior to acceptance and publication, most within two months’ time.

Editor
Stephanie P. Newbold Rutgers University, USA
Emeritus Editors
Marc Holzer Suffolk University, USA
Guy B. Adams University of Missouri, USA
John Clayton Thomas Georgia State University - Atlanta, Georgia
Book Review Editor
Cleopatra Charles Rutgers University–Newark, USA
Editorial Board
Michael J. Ahn University of Massachusetts-Boston, USA
Jennifer Alexander University of Texas at San Antonio University, USA
Seung-Ho An University of Arizona, USA
David Arellano Gault CIDE, Mexico
J. Edwin Benton University of South Florida, USA
Frances Stokes Berry Florida State University, USA
Bob Blankenberger University of Illinois at Springfield, USA
Candice Bodkin Georgia Southern University, USA
Brenda Bond Suffolk University, USA
Eric Boyer University of Texas at El Paso, USA
Lori Brainard George Washington University, USA
Jeffrey L. Brudney University of North Carolina, Wilmington, USA
Thomas Bryer University of Central Florida, USA
Hon S. Chan City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Tom Christensen University of Oslo, Norway and Stanford University, USA
Benjamin Y. Clark University of Oregon, USA
Louise Comfort University of Pittsburg, USA
Thaddeus Conner New Mexico State University, USA
Raymond Cox University of Akron, USA
Dennis Daley North Carolina State University, USA
Randall S. Davis Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, USA
Leisha DeHart-Davis University of NC, USA
Ruth H. DeHoog University of North Carolina, Greensboro, USA
Mary Feeney Arizona State University, USA
Michael Ford University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, USA
Heather Gretha-Taylor University of Kansas, USA
Mary Ellen Guy University of Colorado at Denver, USA
Lauren Hamilton University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA
Carolyn J. Heinrich Vanderbilt University, USA
Rebecca Hendrick University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
W. Bartley Hildreth Georgia State University, USA
Alfred Tat-Kei Ho University of Kansas, USA
So Hee Jeon Seoul National University, Korea
Naim Kapucu University of Central Florida, USA
Stuart Kasdin City of Goleta, CA, USA
Taehee Kim Seoul National University of Science and Technology, South Korea
Kristina M. Lambright State University of New York- Binghamton, USA
Gregory B. Lewis Georgia State University, USA
Avery Livingston U.S. Department of Justice, USA
Julianne Mahler George Mason University, USA
Peter Mameli John Jay College, USA
Brian McLaughlin Villanova University, USA
Kenneth J. Meier American University, USA
George Mitchell Baruch College, USA
Angel Molina Arizona State University, USA
John Nalbandian University of Kansas, USA
Kimberly L. Nelson University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
Kathryn E. Newcomer George Washington University, USA
Patrick Overeem Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jaclyn Piatak University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
Jos C. N. Raadschelders The Ohio State University, USA
Hal G. Rainey University of Georgia, USA
Beth Rauhaus University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA
B. J. Reed University of Nebraska, Omaha, USA
Patrick Roberts Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA
John C. Ronquillo University of Colorado-Denver, USA
David H. Rosenbloom American University, USA
Meghna Sabharwal University of TX-Dallas, USA
Jodi R. Sandfort University of Minnesota, USA
Amy Smith University of Massachusetts at Boston, USA
Edmund C. Stazyk University at Albany, State University of New York, USA
Jessica N. Terman George Mason University, USA
Craig R. Thomas University of Washington, USA
Steven Van de Walle Public Governance Institute, KU Leuven, Belgium
Curtis Ventriss University of Vermont, USA
Eran Vigoda-Gadot University of Haifa, Israel
Jonathan West University of Miami, USA
Aimee Williamson Suffolk University, USA
Anne Williamson University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA
Bradley E. Wright Georgia State University, USA
Yahong Zhang Rutgers University - Newark, USA
Zhiwei Zhang Kansas State University, USA
Robert Zinke Eastern Washington University, USA
Sandy Zook University of Colorado at Denver, USA
Editorial Assistant
Jonathan Wexler Rutgers University - Newark, USA
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