The American Review of Public Administration
Share

The American Review of Public Administration

2014 Impact Factor: 1.371
2014 Ranking: 13/46 in Public Administration
Source: 2014 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2015)

Editors
Guy Adams University of Missouri
John Clayton Thomas Georgia State University - Atlanta, Georgia

eISSN: 15523357| ISSN: 02750740|Current volume: 45|Current issue: 5 Frequency: Quarterly

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.

Visit ARPA's home page to view the coursepacks today!

The American Review of Public Administration is one of the 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 fortieth year in 2010. 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 journal also gives a high priority to timeliness, with decisions on most manuscript submissions completed in less than two months’ time. Articles can also be published ahead of print in the OnlineFirst queue on the ARPA website and are fully citable before being assigned to an issue.

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.

Book Review Editor
Julianne Mahler George Mason University
Editorial Board
Agnes Akkerman Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
John Alford Australia and New Zealand School of Government, Australia
David Arellano Gault CIDE, Mexico
Danny L. Balfour Grand Valley State University
J. Edwin Benton University of South Florida, USA
Frances Stokes Berry Florida State University
Lori Brainard George Washington University
Jeffrey L. Brudney University of North Carolina Wilmington
John M. Bryson University of Minnesota, USA
Hon S. Chan City University of Hong Kong
Tom Christensen University of Oslo, Norway
Brian J. Cook Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA
Glen Hahn Cope University of Missouri, St Louis
Leisha DeHart-Davis University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Ruth H. DeHoog University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Robert F. Durant American University
Jurian Edelenbos Erasmus University, Netherlands
Mary Feeney Arizona State University
Sergio Fernandez Indiana University-Bloomington
Aimee L. Franklin University of Oklahoma
Robert J. Gregory Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Jean Hartley University of Warwick, UK
Shahidul (Russell) Hassan The Ohio State University
Carolyn J. Heinrich The University of Texas at Austin, USA
Rebecca Hendrick University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
W. Bartley Hildreth Georgia State University
Richard Hula Michigan State University, USA
Edward T. Jennings University of Kentucky, USA
Benedict S. Jimenez Northeastern University
Naim Kapucu University of Central Florida
Anne Khademian Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
G. Zhiyong Lan Renmin University of China, China
David Landsbergem Ohio State University
Gregory B. Lewis Georgia State University
Kenneth J. Meier Texas A & M University
Charles Menifield University of Missouri
Donald Moynihan University of Wisconsin
Tina Nabatchi Syracuse University
John Nalbandian University of Kansas
Kimberly L. Nelson University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
Kathryn E. Newcomer University of Missouri, Columbia
Rosemary O'Leary University of Kansas
Ciaran O’Kelly Queen’s University, Belfast, UK
Stephen P. Osborne University of Edinburgh, UK
Sonia Ospina New York University
James L. Perry Indiana University and Yonsei University
Suzanne J. Piotrowski Rutgers University-Newark
Jos C. N. Raadschelders Ohio State University
Hal G. Rainey University of Georgia
B. J. Reed University of Nebraska, Omaha
R.A.W. Rhodes University of Southampton
Norma M. Riccucci Rutgers University-Newark
Wilbur C. Rich Wellesley College
Nancy C. Roberts Naval Postgraduate School
David H. Rosenbloom American University
Irene S. Rubin Northern Illinois University
Christopher Tapscott University of Western Cape, South Africa
Craig R. Thomas University of Washington
Frank J. Thompson Rutgers University, Newark, NJ, USA
Rene Torenvlied Leiden University, Netherlands
Steven Van de Walle Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
Zeger van der Wal National University of Singapore
Gregg Van Ryzin Rutgers University, Newark
Curtis Ventriss University of Vermont
Eran Vigoda-Gadot University of Haifa, Israel
Vera Vogelsang-Coombs Cleveland State University, USA
Hendrik Wagenaar University of Sheffield, UK
Richard M. Walker Cardiff University, UK
Eva Witesman Brigham Young University
Bradley E. Wright Georgia State University
Kaifeng Yang Florida State University
Dvora Yanow Wageningen University, Netherlands
  • Business Source Premier
  • CSA Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
  • Corporate ResourceNET - Ebsco
  • Current Citations Express
  • EBSCO: Business Source - Main Edition
  • EBSCO: Business Source Elite
  • EBSCO: Health Source - Nursing/Academic Edition
  • EBSCO: Violence & Abuse Abstracts
  • Family Index Database
  • General Periodicals Index/ASAP
  • Health & Safety Sciences Abstracts
  • IBR (International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature on the Humanities and Social Sciences)
  • International Bibliography of Periodical Literature on the Humanities and Social Sciences (IBZ)
  • International Political Science Abstracts
  • NISC
  • PAIS International
  • Peace Research Abstracts Journal
  • Political Science Abstracts
  • PsycINFO
  • Public Administration Abstracts
  • Safety Science & Risk Abstracts
  • SafetyLit
  • Scopus
  • Social SciSearch
  • Social Sciences Citation Index (Web of Science)
  • Standard Periodical Directory (SPD)
  • Thomson Reuters: Current Contents - Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences
  • Urban Affairs Abstracts
  • Urban Studies Abstracts
  • Vocational Search
  • Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/arpa where authors will be required to set up an online account on the SageTrack system powered by ScholarOne. Submission of a manuscript implies a commitment by the author to publish in the journal, if the manuscript is accepted, and the editors assume that any manuscript submitted to ARPA is not currently under consideration by any other journal. Manuscripts between 20 and 30 pages are especially welcome. Manuscripts are subjected to blind peer review and require the author's name(s) and affiliation listed on a separate page. Any other identification, including any references in the manuscript, the notes, the title, and reference sections should be removed from the paper and listed on separate pages.

    Manuscript Preparation

    Manuscripts should be prepared using the APA Style Guide (Sixth Edition). All pages must be typed, double-spaced (including references, footnotes, and endnotes). Text must be in 12-point Times Roman. Block quotes may be single-spaced. Must include margins of 1 inch on all the four sides and number all pages sequentially.

    The manuscript should include four major sections (in this order): Title Page, Abstract, Main Body, and References.

    Sections in a manuscript may include the following (in this order): (1) Title page, (2) Abstract, (3) Keywords, (4) Text, (5) Notes, (6) References, (7) Tables, (8) Figures, (9) Appendices, and (10) Author Biography

    1. Title page. Please include the following:

    • Full article title
    • Acknowledgments and credits
    • Each author’s complete name and institutional affiliation(s)
    • Grant numbers and/or funding information
    • Corresponding author (name, address, phone/fax, e-mail)

    2. Abstract. Print the abstract (150 to 250 words) on a separate page headed by the full article title. Omit author(s)’s names.

    3. Text. Begin article text on a new page headed by the full article title.

       a. Headings and subheadings. Subheadings should indicate the organization of the content of the manuscript. Generally, three heading levels are sufficient to organize text. Level 1 heading should be Centered, Boldface, Upper & Lowercase, Level 2 heading should be Flush Left, Boldface, Upper & Lowercase, Level 3 heading should be Indented, boldface, lowercase paragraph heading that ends with a period, Level 4 heading should be Indented, boldface, italicized, lowercase paragraph heading that ends with a period, and Level 5 heading should be Indented, italicized, lowercase paragraph heading that ends with a period.

    b. Citations. For each text citation there must be a corresponding citation in the reference list and for each reference list citation there must be a corresponding text citation. Each corresponding citation must have identical spelling and year. Each text citation must include at least two pieces of information, author(s) and year of publication. Following are some examples of text citations:

    (i) Unknown Author: To cite works that do not have an author, cite the source by its title in the signal phrase or use the first word or two in the parentheses. Eg. The findings are based on the study was done of students learning to format research papers ("Using XXX," 2001)

    (ii) Authors with the Same Last Name: use first initials with the last names to prevent confusion. Eg. (L. Hughes, 2001; P. Hughes, 1998)

    (iii) Two or More Works by the Same Author in the Same Year: For two sources by the same author in the same year, use lower-case letters (a, b, c) with the year to order the entries in the reference list. The lower-case letters should follow the year in the in-text citation. Eg. Research by Freud (1981a) illustrated that…

    (iv) Personal Communication: For letters, e-mails, interviews, and other person-to-person communication, citation should include the communicator's name, the fact that it was personal communication, and the date of the communication. Do not include personal communication in the reference list. Eg. (E. Clark, personal communication, January 4, 2009).

    (v) Unknown Author and Unknown Date: For citations with no author or date, use the title in the signal phrase or the first word or two of the title in the parentheses and use the abbreviation "n.d." (for "no date"). Eg. The study conducted by of students and research division discovered that students succeeded with tutoring ("Tutoring and APA," n.d.).

    5. Notes. If explanatory notes are required for your manuscript, insert a number formatted in superscript following almost any punctuation mark. Footnote numbers should not follow dashes ( — ), and if they appear in a sentence in parentheses, the footnote number should be inserted within the parentheses. The Footnotes should be added at the bottom of the page after the references. The word “Footnotes” should be centered at the top of the page.

    6. References. Basic rules for the reference list:-

    • The reference list should be arranged in alphabetical order according to the authors’ last names.
    • If there is more than one work by the same author, order them according to their publication date – oldest to newest (therefore a 2008 publication would appear before a 2009 publication).
    • When listing multiple authors of a source use “&” instead of “and”.
    • Capitalize only the first word of the title and of the subtitle, if there are one, and any proper names – i. e. only those words that are normally capitalized.
    • Italicize the title of the book, the title of the journal/serial and the title of the web document.
    • Manuscripts submitted to The American Review of Public Administration (ARPA) should strictly follow the APA manual (6th edition).
    • Every citation in text must have the detailed reference in the Reference section.
    • Every reference listed in the Reference section must be cited in text.
    • Do not use “et al.” in the Reference list at the end; names of all authors of a publication should be listed there.

    Here are a few examples of commonly found references. For more examples please check APA(6th Ed).

    • Books:

    Book with place of publication-- Airey, D. (2010). Logo design love: A guide to creating iconic brand identities. Berkeley, CA: New Riders.

    Book with editors & edition-- Collins, C., & Jackson, S. (Eds.). (2007). Sport in Aotearoa/New Zealand society (2nd ed.). South Melbourne, Australia: Thomson.

    Book with author & publisher are the same-- MidCentral District Health Board. (2008). District annual plan 2008/09. Palmerston North, New Zealand: Author.

    Chapter in an edited book-- Dear, J., & Underwood, M. (2007). What is the role of exercise in the prevention of back pain? In D. MacAuley & T. Best (Eds.), Evidence-based sports medicine (2nd ed., pp. 257-280). Malden, MA: Blackwell.

    • Periodicals:

    Journal article with more than one author (print)-- Gabbett, T., Jenkins, D., & Abernethy, B. (2010). Physical collisions and injury during professional rugby league skills training. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 13(6), 578-583.

    Journal article – 8 or more authors-- Crooks, C., Ameratunga, R., Brewerton, M., Torok, M., Buetow, S., Brothers, S., … Jorgensen, P. (2010). Adverse reactions to food in New Zealand children aged 0-5 years. New Zealand Medical Journal, 123(1327). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal/123-1327/4469/

    • Internet Sources:

    Internet – no author, no date-- Pet therapy. (n.d.). Retrieved from htttp://www.holisticonline.com/stress/stress_pet-therapy.htm

    Internet – Organisation / Corporate author-- SPCA New Zealand. (2011). Your dog may be dying from the heat [Press release]. Retrieved from

    http://www.rnzspca.org.nz/news/press-releases/360-your-dog-may-be-dying-...

    • Examples of various types of information sources:

    Act (statute / legislation)-- Copyright Act 1994. (2011, October 7). Retrieved from http://www.legislation.govt.nz

    Blog post-- Liz and Ellory. (2011, January 19). The day of dread(s) [Blog post]. Retrieved from

    http://www.travelblog.org/Oceania/Australia/Victoria/Melbourne/St-Kilda/...

    Brochure / pamphlet (no author)-- Ageing well: How to be the best you can be [Brochure]. (2009). Wellington, New Zealand: Ministry of Health.

    Conference Paper-- Williams, J., & Seary, K. (2010). Bridging the divide: Scaffolding the learning experiences of the mature age student. In J. Terrell (Ed.), Making the links: Learning, teaching and high quality student outcomes. Proceedings of the 9th Conference of the New Zealand Association of Bridging Educators (pp. 104-116). Wellington, New Zealand.

    DVD / Video / Motion Picture (including Clickview & Youtube)-- Gardiner, A., Curtis, C., & Michael, E. (Producers), & Waititi, T. (Director). (2010). Boy: Welcome to my interesting world [DVD]. New Zealand: Transmission.

    Magazine-- Ng, A. (2011, October-December). Brush with history. Habitus, 13, 83-87.

    Newspaper article (no author)-- Little blue penguins homeward bound. (2011, November 23). Manawatu Standard, p. 5

    Podcast (audio or video)-- Rozaieski, B. (2011). Logan cabinet shoppe: Episode 37: Entertainment center molding [Video podcast]. Retrieved from http://blip.tv/xxx

    Software (including apps-- UBM Medica. (2010). iMIMS (Version1.2.0) [Mobile application software]. Retrieved from http://itunes.apple.com

    Television programme-- Flanagan, A., & Philipson, A. (Series producers & directors). (2011). 24 hours in A & E [Television series]. Belfast, Ireland: Channel 4.

    Thesis (print)-- Smith, T. L. (2008). Change, choice and difference: The case of RN to BN degree programmes for registered nurses (Master’s thesis). Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand.

    Thesis (online)-- Mann, D. L. (2010). Vision and expertise for interceptive actions in sport (Doctoral dissertation, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia). Retrieved fromhttp://handle.unsw.edu.au/1959.4/44704

    IMPORTANT NOTE: To encourage a faster production process of your article, you are requested to closely adhere to the points above for references. Otherwise, it will entail a long process of solving copyeditor’s queries and may directly affect the publication time of your article. In case of any question, please contact the journal editor at Adams@missouri.edu

    7. Tables. They should be structured properly. Each table must have a clear and concise title. When appropriate, use the title to explain an abbreviation parenthetically. Eg. Comparison of Median Income of Adopted Children (AC) v. Foster Children (FC). Headings should be clear and brief.

    8. Figures. They should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they appear in the text and must include figure captions. Figures will appear in the published article in the order in which they are numbered initially. The figure resolution should be 300dpi at the time of submission.

    IMPORTANT: PERMISSION- The author(s) are responsible for securing permission to reproduce all copyrighted figures or materials before they are published in (ARPA). A copy of the written permission must be included with the manuscript submission.

    9. Appendices. They should be lettered to distinguish from numbered tables and figures. Include a descriptive title for each appendix (e.g., “Appendix A. Variable Names and Definitions”). Cross-check text for accuracy against appendices.

    10. Author Biography. Biographical statements for each author of not more than 50 words.

    Please select a format:

    Individual, Single Print Issue

    £15.00
    $25.00

    Individual Subscription, Print Only

    £70.00
    $117.00

    Institutional, Single Print Issue

    £113.00
    $193.00

    Institutional Subscription, E-access

    £568.00
    $965.00

    Institutional Subscription, Print Only

    £618.00
    $1,051.00

    Institutional Subscription, Combined (Print & E-access)

    £631.00
    $1,072.00

    Institutional Subscription & Backfile Lease, E-access Plus Backfile (All Online Content)

    £631.00
    $1,072.00

    Institutional Subscription & Backfile Lease, Combined Plus Backfile (Current Volume Print & All Online Content)

    £694.00
    $1,179.00

    Institutional Backfile Purchase, E-access (Content through 1998)

    £1,351.00
    $2,296.00