Public Administration Review

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Edited By: James L. Perry, Editor in Chief; Richard Feiock, Editor

Online ISSN: 1540-6210


Aims and Scope

Public Administration Review (PAR), a bi-monthly professional journal, has been the premier journal in the field of public administration research, theory, and practice for 75 years.  It is published for the American Society for Public Administration,TM/SM and is the only journal in public administration that serves both academics and practitioners interested in the public sector and public sector management. Articles identify and analyze current trends, provide a factual basis for decision making, stimulate discussion, and make the leading literature in the field available in an easily accessible format. With articles on a wide range of topics and expert book reviews, PAR is exciting to read and an indispensable resource.

PAR Journal Rankings:

5-year Impact Factor: 1.546
2012 ISI Citation Reports Ranking: 11/47 (Public Administration) - based on 5-year Impact Factor

Google Scholar Rankings: #2-ranked journal in Public Policy and Administration category (h5 index=35; h5 median=53)

Australian Business Dean’s Council Rankings: PAR maintains an A ranking (where "A" represents the top 15-25% of the 2,767 total journals indexed) in the Management category


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Abstracting and Indexing Information

  • ABI/INFORM Database (ProQuest)
  • Academic ASAP (GALE Cengage)
  • America: History & Life (EBSCO Publishing)
  • Business Abstracts (EBSCO Publishing)
  • Business ASAP (GALE Cengage)
  • CatchWord (Publishing Technology)
  • Criminal Justice Abstracts (EBSCO Publishing)
  • CSA Biological Sciences Database (ProQuest)
  • CSA Environmental Sciences & Pollution Management Database (ProQuest)
  • Current Contents: Social & Behavioral Sciences (Thomson Reuters)
  • EBSCO Online (EBSCO Publishing)
  • Ecology Abstracts (ProQuest)
  • EconLit (AEA)
  • Historical Abstracts (EBSCO Publishing)
  • IBR & IBZ: International Bibliographies of Periodical Literature (KG Saur)
  • IBSS: International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (ProQuest)
  • InfoTrac (GALE Cengage)
  • International Political Science Abstracts (IPSA)
  • Journal Citation Reports/Social Science Edition (Thomson Reuters)
  • LegalTrac (GALE Cengage)
  • OmniFile Full Text Mega Edition (HW Wilson)
  • OmniFile Full Text Select (HW Wilson)
  • PAIS: Public Affairs Information Service (ProQuest)
  • ProQuest Central (ProQuest)
  • ProQuest Discovery (ProQuest)
  • ProQuest Education Journals (ProQuest)
  • ProQuest Platinum (ProQuest)
  • ProQuest Psychology Journals (ProQuest)
  • ProQuest Research Library (ProQuest)
  • ProQuest Social Science Journals (ProQuest)
  • ProQuest Social Science Plus Text (ProQuest)
  • PsycINFO/Psychological Abstracts (APA)
  • Public Administration Abstracts (EBSCO Publishing)
  • Research Alert (Thomson Reuters)
  • Social Sciences Citation Index (Thomson Reuters)
  • Worldwide Political Sciences Abstracts (ProQuest)