The JPAM editorial office is located at American University under the current Editor-in-Chief Erdal Tekin. Please review the editorial board for the current section editors.
JPAM reviews and publishes articles under six categories:
- Feature Research Articles
- Methods for Policy Analysis
- Professional Practice
- Policy Retrospectives
- Book Reviews
JPAM content covers topics across the entire gamut of public policy interests, domestic and international. Any topic of broad interest to JPAM readers generally will be considered. Examples include: child welfare, child policy education, employment and training, family policy, health, housing and community development, welfare, immigration, international affairs, public finance, public management, regulation, science policy, environmental issues, and research methods (from data collection to analysis).
Submissions should be no more than 55 pages in length using double-spaced, 12-point typescript, including references. This page limit applies to the body of text and references, along with tables and figures. No more than two figures should be placed on a single page of a submission. Papers longer than the maximum length will be returned to authors for modification prior to review. All appendices appear online and do not count as part of allowable page totals for submissions but should be included within the same file as the research article following all materials intended for publication.
All submissions should follow the JPAM style sheet.
Articles should be accessible to JPAM's diverse readership and recognize that many may be unfamiliar with the topic at hand.
Feature Research Articles
Authors who wish to submit manuscripts for all sections except Book Reviews should do so electronically in PDF format through Editorial Express.
JPAM strives for quality, relevance, and originality. The editors give priority to articles that relate their conclusions broadly to a number of substantive fields of public policy or that deal with issues of professional practice in policy analysis and public management. Although an interdisciplinary perspective is usually most appropriate, articles that employ the tools of a single discipline are welcome if they have substantive relevance and if they are written for a general rather than disciplinary audience. The editors welcome proposals for articles that review the state of knowledge in particular policy areas.
Point/Counterpoint, Methods for Policy Analysis, Professional Practice, and Policy Retrospectives
Submissions to Point/Counterpoint include short, invited articles that present debates between leading scholars, researchers, practitioners, and policy makers on timely topics that are important for professionals in the public policy and management fields. The Methods for Policy Analysis section includes articles involving methodological innovations and advice for public affairs researchers. Submissions to Professional Practice are short articles that analyze or present ideas about excellent professional practice in policy analysis. The Policy Retrospectives section publishes articles that review and synthesize important areas of policy, research or methodology. The journal will also entertain review articles on research methods (from data collection to analysis).
Heather E. Campbell
Department of Politics and Government
Claremont Graduate University
150 E. 10th Street, McManus 242
Claremont, CA 91711