Journal Sections

JPNA publishes research articles from diverse theoretical, methodological, and disciplinary backgrounds that addresses topics related to the affairs and management of public and nonprofit organizations. This includes, but is not limited to, research that addresses state and local government management, nonprofit management, intergovernmental relations, organizational theory and behavior, civic engagement, budgeting and finance, human resources, and ethical issues in public affairs. Articles are expected to adhere to scientific standards and, when applicable, provide a discussion of the application of the research to the practice of the discipline. Upon submission, articles are first reviewed by the Editor-in-Chief or Associate Editor(s) with content expertise for quality and likelihood of publication. All research articles that pass this initial review will undergo a double-blind peer-review process, with the final decision for publication remaining with the Editor-in-Chief.

Make a new submission to the Research Articles section.

 

The New Voices section provides an outlet for early scholars to refine their work for publication in JPNA through a developmental peer-review process. The goal of this section is to assist pre-tenured faculty and doctoral students as they navigate the peer-review process by ensuring authors receive detailed reviews, editorial guidance, and an enhanced opportunity to revise work from diverse theoretical, methodological, and disciplinary backgrounds with potential to make an important contribution to topics related to the affairs and management of public and nonprofit organizations. This includes, but is not limited to, research that addresses state and local government management, nonprofit management, intergovernmental relations, organizational theory and behavior, civic engagement, budgeting and finance, human resources, and ethical issues in public affairs. 

For submissions to this section, the Associate Editor will ensure authors receive productive peer-reviews and will take a developmental approach as editor to guide authors through the peer-review process. While the publication process remains competitive and not all manuscripts will be accepted, the peer-review process in this section takes a more developmental approach to help early scholars share their perspectives with the field.

Articles are expected to adhere to scientific standards and, when applicable, provide a discussion of the application of the research to the practice of the discipline. Upon submission, articles are first reviewed by the Associate Editor for quality and potential for publication. All submissions to this section that pass this initial review will undergo a double blind peer-review process with the final decision for publication remaining with the Editor-in-Chief.

Make a new submission to the New Voices Section section.

 

In pursuit of social equity in research and the practice of public and nonprofit management and affairs, JPNA is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion within academic publishing under the Social Equity section, which addresses any number of inequities in the public and nonprofit sectors, as well as topics commonly discounted in government and nonprofit affairs scholarship.

As a matter of policy, JPNA does not publish unsolicited articles in this section. Rather, pieces that appear in this section are commissioned by the Associate Editor in the form of viewpoint essays, case studies, and other applied research. All submissions to this section are subject to editor-reviewed process rather than the blind peer-reviewed process of research articles (although rare exceptions may exist), with the final decision for publication remaining with the Editor-in-Chief. Most publications in this section are between 2,000 and 3,000 words. They should be written so as to inform a broad readership of public and nonprofit managers, practitioners, and researchers. 

To express interest in publishing in this section, please send abstracts for consideration to Helen H. Yu, Associate Editor, Social Equity Section, at helenyu@hawaii.edu.

Make a new submission to the Social Equity Section section.

 

Books that are well-researched, make an original contribution to the fields of public and nonprofit affairs, and that would have an interest to academics and practitioners will be considered for book reviews. Publishers and authors that are interested in having their books considered for review in JPNA should send a copy of the book to:

    Nicole M. Elias
    Department of Public Management
    John Jay College of Criminal Justice 
    City University of New York 
    524 West 59th Street 
    New York, NY 10019 
    

As a matter of policy, JPNA does not publish unsolicited book reviews. Rather, reviews are commissioned by the Associate Editor for Book Reviews, though JPNAdoes welcome expressions of interest from individuals who would like to review books. Such an expression of interest should be directed to Nicole M. Elias, Associate Editor for Book Reviews at nelias@jjay.cuny.edu.

Most published book reviews are between 1,000 and 1,500 words. They should be written so as to inform a broad readership of public and nonprofit managers, practitioners, and researchers. Specifically, they should explain what the book is about and enable prospective readers to decide whether they would like to read the book. When appropriate, longer reviews and reviews involving multiple books on a single theme may be commissioned. Book reviews undergo an editor-reviewed process with the final decision for publication remaining with the Editor-in-Chief. 

Make a new submission to the Book Reviews section.