New Directions for Evaluation

Cover image for Vol. 2015 Issue 147

Edited By: Paul R. Brandon

Online ISSN: 1534-875X


New Directions for Evaluation, a quarterly sourcebook, is one of two official journals of the American Evaluation Association. The journal publishes works on all aspects of evaluation, with an emphasis on presenting timely and thoughtful reflections on leading-edge issues of evaluation and the organizational, cultural, and societal context within which evaluations occur.

Aims and Scope

Each issue of New Directions for Evaluation is devoted to a single topic, with contributions solicited, organized, reviewed, and edited by guest editors. Topics can be about broad aspects of evaluation or can focus on programs, policies, personnel, and other forms of evaluands in professional or disciplinary domains such as energy, environment, mental health, education, criminal justice, social welfare, human resources, technology assessment, and myriad others.


The journal’s readership includes evaluation practitioners, consultants, and researchers on evaluation, as well as program administrators, institutional researchers, consultants, and others seeking information about the theory, methods, practice, or profession of evaluation.


Evaluation, program evaluation, assessment, research methods, survey methods, personnel evaluation, evaluation policy, statistics

Abstracting and Indexing Information

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  • SCOPUS (Elsevier)
  • Social Services Abstracts (ProQuest)
  • Sociological Abstracts (ProQuest)
  • Worldwide Political Sciences Abstracts (ProQuest)