Authors who submitted manuscripts to PAR were sent a questionnaire and asked to voluntarily submit information to Professor Kellough. Authors were identified only by an assigned number. Authors' names, affiliations, and other identifying information were not shared between the PAR editorial office and Professor Kellough.
Who Contributes to Public Administration Review? Examining the Characteristics of Authors Who Submit Manuscripts to the Journal*
Article first published online: 17 JAN 2005
Public Administration Review
Volume 65, Issue 1, pages 3–7, January 2005
How to Cite
Kellough, J. E. and Pitts, D. W. (2005), Who Contributes to Public Administration Review? Examining the Characteristics of Authors Who Submit Manuscripts to the Journal. Public Administration Review, 65: 3–7. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-6210.2005.00425.x
- Issue published online: 17 JAN 2005
- Article first published online: 17 JAN 2005
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This study examines data collected through a survey of authors who submitted manuscripts to Public Administration Review. Information on the authors' level of education, career path, longevity in the profession, race/ethnicity, gender, and ASPA affiliation is reviewed. Results show that PAR submission rates from both practitioners and individuals of color are far lower than submissions from academicians and white authors. In fact, minority submissions are lower than their presence on the faculties of NASPAA-affiliated public affairs programs would lead one to expect. In addition, manuscripts from white authors are more likely to be accepted than those from minority authors, even when controlling for academic rank. Manuscripts from women, however, were accepted at a higher rate than those from men.