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Public Personnel Management

2016 Impact Factor: 0.981
2016 Ranking: 32/47 in Public Administration | 14/27 in Industrial Relations & Labor
Source: 2016 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)

Editor
Jared J. Llorens Louisiana State University, USA


eISSN: 19457421 | ISSN: 00910260 | Current volume: 46 | Current issue: 3 Frequency: Quarterly
Founded by the International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR), Public Personnel Management (PPM) is published specifically for human resource executives and managers in the public sector. Each quarterly edition contains in-depth articles on trends, case studies and the latest research by top human resource scholars and industry experts.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Public Personnel Management is committed to bridging the nexus between public administration practice and management research by providing a forum for the exchange of ideas between scholars from the academic and practitioner communities. Our primary emphasis will focus on research exploring all aspects of the work environments, organizations, individuals, and decisions that are part of the theory and practice of public human resource management. The interests of academic and practitioner audiences will be served through refereed articles, case studies, and commentaries that explore a broad spectrum of timely management issues and concerns at the local, state, federal, and international levels.

Editorial Board
Eddy Ng Dalhousie University, Canada
Rebecca S. Ayers U.S. Office of Personnel Management, USA
R. Paul Battaglio, Jr. University of Texas, Dallas, USA
Nicola Bellé Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Italy
Mark D. Bradbury Appalachian State University, USA
Ann Hess Braga City of Boston, USA
Gene A. Brewer University of Georgia, USA
Leonard Bright Texas A&M University, USA
Mary Bruce Governors State University, USA
Dr. James Caillier The University of Alabama
Suzette Caleo Louisiana State University, USA
Jerrell D. Coggburn North Carolina State University, USA
Steve Condrey Condrey and Associates, Inc., USA
David H. Coursey University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Robert B. Cunningham University of Tennessee, USA
Rex L. Facer II Brigham Young University, USA
Eddie French Mississippi State University, USA
Gerald T. Gabris Northern Illinois University, USA
Heather Getha-Taylor University of Kansas, USA
Doug Goodman University of Texas, Dallas, USA
Mary E. Guy University of Colorado, Denver, USA
Arie Halachmi Tennessee State University, USA
Willow Jacobson University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
Carole L. Jurkiewicz Hofstra University, USA
Sangmook Kim Seoul National University of Science & Technology, Korea
Soo-Young Lee Seoul National University, Republic of Korea
Bangcheng Liu Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Stacey Mann Jacksonville State University, USA
Sharon H. Mastracci University of Utah, USA
Barbara Coyle McCabe University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
Tonya T. Neaves George Mason University, USA
Sanjay K. Pandey George Washington University, USA
Gary Roberts Regent University, USA
Ellen Rubin University at Albany, State University of New York, USA
Christine Ledvinka Rush Mississippi State University, USA
Jessica E. Sowa University of Baltimore, USA
Edmund C. Stazyk State University of New York-Albany, USA
Kendra B. Stewart The College of Charleston, USA
Stephen Teo AUT University, New Zealand
Robert M. Tobias American University, USA
Russell G. Treadway City of Sevierville, TN, USA
Wouter Vandenabeele Utrecht University, Netherlands
Eran Vigoda-Gadot University of Haifa, Israel
Lori L. Wadsworth Brigham Young University, USA
Jonathan P. West University of Miami, USA
Kaifeng Yang Florida State University, USA
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  • Founded by the International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR), Public Personnel Management (PPM) is published specifically for human resource executives and managers in the public sector. Each quarterly edition contains in-depth articles on trends, case studies and the latest research by top human resource scholars and industry experts. Manuscripts are blind peer reviewed.

    Manuscripts submitted to PPM may not be under consideration for publication at any other journal at the time of submission and, following submission to PPM, may not be submitted for publication to ANY other source pending official, written notification of the final decision by PPM. Submission to PPM indicates that this is your primary choice for publication and PPM retains sole publication rights until a final publication decision is made. If you have any questions regarding this policy, contact the Editor, Jared J. Llorens (jared1@lsu.edu). 

    Manuscript Submission

    Manuscript Length: Manuscripts should not exceed 40 typewritten, double-spaced pages (inclusive of tables, charts, graphs, and endnotes) on standard white background with one-inch margins using Times New Roman font with 12 point size. All pages should be numbered. The manuscript should conform to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition). PPM uses an online submission and review platform. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ppm. You will need to create an account in order to submit your manuscript. The system will notify you once we receive the manuscript and have sent it out for review. If you have any questions, please contact Editor Jared J. Llorens (jared1@lsu.edu).

    Submission Requirements

    Front Matter: Because editors and referees review articles without reference to the author’s name or institutional affiliation, identifying information should be removed from all portions of the submitted manuscript with the exception of the cover sheet. To facilitate this process, the first three separate pages of the submitted manuscript should be:

    1. A cover sheet containing the manuscript title, author name(s), affiliation(s), mailing address(es), primary telephone and fax numbers, email addresses, and four or five keywords.

    2. Biographical statements for each author of not more than 50 words.

    3. An abstract of no more than 200 words, with the manuscript’s title repeated above the abstract.

    Footnotes: Footnotes are not to be used in the main text. If it is important enough to say, include it in the text.

    Notes: Notes are for discursive comments and not for documentation. Superscripted numbers for notes should be inserted into the text, but not electronically embedded in the text. All notes included in the article should appear at the end of the article, starting on a new page labeled NOTES.

    Heads: Articles, titles, subtitles, and text subheads should be selected carefully with consideration to appropriateness and conciseness. Subheads should be limited to three levels:

    Articles, titles, subtitles, and text subheads should be selected carefully with consideration to appropriateness and conciseness. Subheads should be limited to three levels:

    1. Major level (flush left, bold, all caps)
    2. Second level (indented, bold, caps and lowercase)
    3. Third level (indented, italicized, caps and lowercase, period following, text following on the same line)

    Detailed Style and Format Requirements

    Reference Style: Manuscripts submitted to PPM should strictly follow the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition). Every citation must have a reference and every reference must be cited. References should be double-spaced and listed alphabetically by author and (for the same author cited in different sources) chronologically by the year of publication with the most recent year first; use “a,” “b,” “c,” etc. after the same year if necessary. Do not use et al. in the reference list; names of all authors of a publication cited should be listed. Complete information for every reference should be listed at the end of the article starting on a new page labeled REFERENCES. Examples of acceptable references appear below.

    Gossett, C. W. (1997, November). Civil service reform: The case of Georgia. Paper presented at the Southern Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

    Griggs v. Duke Power Co. 401 U.S. 424 (1971).

    Human Resources (1999, February). Governing, 23-25.

    International City/County Management Association (ICMA). (1999). Performance indicators/support services/human resources. ICMA Comparative Performance Measurement Program. Retrieved May 30, 1999, from http://www.icma.org/performance/PI-support.cfm.

    Kettl, D., Ingraham, P. W., Sanders, R., & Horner, C. (1996). Civil service reform: Building a government that works. Washington, DC: The Brookings Institute.

    Mishra, A. K. (1996). Organizational responses to crisis: The centrality of trust. In R. M. Kramer & T. R. Tyler (Eds.) Trust in organizations: Frontiers of theory and research (pp. 261-287). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.

    National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA). (1983). Revitalizing federal management:Managers and their overburdened systems. Washington, DC: NAPA.

    Perry, J., Wise, L. R., & Martin, M. (1994). Breaking the civil service mold: The case of Indianapolis. Review of Public Personnel Administration 14 (2), 40-54.

    Tables and Figures: Tables and figures should be typed on separate sheets of paper and numbered in Arabic. Indicate placement of tables or figures in the text by writing “Insert Table 1 about here,” or “Insert Figure 1 about here.” Footnotes to tables or figures should be superscripted in the table body and indicated beneath the table by the use of lower case “a,” “b,” “c,” etc. Table or figure source material should follow lettered footnotes as one paragraph headed with the word “Sources.” Sources for tables and figures should be cited as in text and in  references. Figures must be originals, and all lines should be clean and jet-black. Tables should not have cells or lines dividing the different elements. Preferably, each element will be separated by tabs. If not created within the context of .doc, .wpd, or .rtf files, final versions of figures, charts, or graphs for publication should be submitted in one of the following postscript or bitmapped formats: EPS, GIF, JPEG, TIF or WMF.

    Permissions

    Remember that even under fair use provisions, authors may need to obtain permission from applicable copyright holders to quote, reprint, or adapt works or portions of works from other sources (e.g., poetry, song lyrics, quotations from unpublished works, tables, figures, or exhibits).

    Obtaining English-Language Help for Your Submission

    Authors who would like to refine the use of English in their manuscripts might consider using the services of a professional English-language editing company. We highlight some of these companies at http://www.sagepub.com/journalgateway/engLang.htm.

    Please be aware that SAGE has no affiliation with these companies and makes no endorsement of them. An author’s use of these services in no way guarantees that his or her submission will ultimately be accepted. Any arrangement an author enters into will be exclusively between the author and the particular company, and any costs incurred are the sole responsibility of the author.

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