Working on The Public Purpose
There are many ways to become a part of The Public Purpose:
- Editorial Board -- Content editors, managing editors, and web/print editors are needed.
- Peer Reviewers -- Students from all areas of study are needed to evaluate articles, requiring a short time commitment in early spring.
- Authors -- All SPA graduate students are eligible to submit articles for publication.
Call for Papers
The Public Purpose is seeking original, unpublished student articles on a wide range of topics affecting public policy and public affairs. The Public Purpose also welcomes non-research submissions of shorter length, such as book reviews on relevant public administration and/or policy issues. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis, but authors wishing to be published in the Spring 2014 edition should expect a December 2013 deadline, with the exact date to be announced in fall.
All submissions must be submitted in Chicago style, using "notes-bibliography" type footnote citations. Submissions that do not follow Chicago style will automatically be rejected. All submissions must include an abstract of no more than 300 words. We prefer that you submit your article by email to Andrew MacDonald, Editor-in-Chief, at the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Papers will be subject to a peer review process.