Public Administration (journal)

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Public Administration  
DisciplinePublic administration
Edited byMartin Lodge
Publication details
2.87 (2017)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Public Adm.
ISSN0033-3298 (print)
1467-9299 (web)
OCLC no.768105905

Public Administration is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal which covers research, theory, and practice in public administration, public policy, public organization theory, and public management. It was established in 1923 and was ranked in the top of its field by a 1983 survey.[1] One of its founders was the Liberal and later Labour statesman Richard Haldane (1st Viscount of Haldane), and the journal awards an annual prize in his honour to the most distinguished practitioner essay published in Public Administration in that year.[2] The journal is published by Wiley and is edited by Martin Lodge.[3] From 1983-2011, the journal was edited by R. A. W. Rhodes.[4]

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2017 impact factor of 2.87, ranking it 17th out of 169 journals in the category "Political Science" and 9th out of 47 journals in the category "Public Administration".[5]

Abstracting and Indexing[edit]

Public Administration is indexed by Scopus, the Social Sciences Citation Index, Inspec, InfoTrac, GEOBASE, ABI/INFORM Collection and others.

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  1. ^ Vocino, Thomas; Elliott, Robert H. (1984). "Public administration journal prestige: A time series analysis". Administrative Science Quarterly. 29 (1): 43–51. doi:10.2307/2393079. JSTOR 2393079.
  2. ^ "Haldane Prize for Best Article". Public Administration. doi:10.1111/(ISSN)1467-9299.
  3. ^ "Editorial Board". Public Administration. doi:10.1111/(ISSN)1467-9299.
  4. ^ "R.A.W. Rhodes". Retrieved 2012-11-30.
  5. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Political Science and Public Administration". 2018 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Sciences ed.). Clarivate Analytics. 2018.

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