The Online Journal & Network of ASPA’s
Section for Public Management Practice
American Society for
Submission of Articles, Commentaries, Book Reviews and Other Manuscripts
Audience: The audience consists largely of public management practitioners at all levels of government – both in the U.S. and other countries – and public nonprofit managers and executives, applied academics, students, trainers and technical & management consultants interested in improving performance in the public sector.
Content/Focus: Focus on the practical, rather than the theoretical; on your experience or observations about practice, rather than on a review of the "literature;" and discuss applications, solutions and tools and techniques, as opposed to issues that simply raise questions or identify challenges and problems.
Length: The ideal length for a single article is 2000-
Production editing: Accepted manuscripts are further edited for style by the managing editor, who will discuss proposed substantive changes with the author when practicable.
Unsolicited Manuscripts: Some of the material we post is solicited by the Managing Editor and/or the Editorial Board. Unsolicited content that meets our guidelines are welcomed, and articles can be blind-
Style: University of Chicago.
Title: Aim for six words or less.
Subtitle/header: A brief sentence that captures the essence of the article.
Heads: First and second level, at least one per manuscript page.
Notes: Given the practitioner-
Illustrations: Tables, graphs and photo art must be included in conventional electronic form (e.g., Word table, Powerpoint figure, JPGs, etc.) – either as part of the document or as a separate file. While we prefer the author’s photos – either original or obtained from public domain Web site – we can occasionally assist with this matter to make the manuscript more readable to the site visitor.
Web Site Links: Include full Web site URLs where applicable (http://www...) – either hyperlinked in the manuscript or placed in parentheses directly after the referenced item (e.g., the American Society for Public Administration – ASPA).
Article Abstract: 100 words or less
Author biography: Two to three sentences, with focus on current position/title and other information germane to the manuscript’s topic.
Submission of manuscript: Submit all articles (along with illustrations) electronically to Dr. Howard Balanoff, Editor in Chief at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guide for Featured Bloggers
In order to ensure your work is included on all ASPA Good Governance Worldwide pages, and that your biographical information is included, please make sure you follow these common social media processes.
1. Include your biographical information as well as any links to additional information about your work or organization, at the bottom of your post
2. Add appropriate tags:
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b. Tag, “Good Governance Worldwide”.
If you have any questions or need any additional information, please contact Dr. Howard Balanoff, Editor in Chief, at email@example.com 512/694-