Journal of Public Affairs Education

The Journal of Public Affairs Education is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal of public administration education that is published by Routledge on behalf of the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration. Since 2017, the editors-in-chief are Bruce D. McDonald, III (North Carolina State University) and William Hatcher (Augusta University).[1]

Journal of Public Affairs Education  
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DisciplinePublic administration
Edited byBruce D. McDonald, III; William Hatcher
Publication details
Former name(s)
Journal of Public Administration Education
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4J. Public Aff. Educ.
ISSN1523-6803 (print)
2328-9643 (web)
OCLC no.884670625
Journal of Public Administration Education


The journal was established in 1995 by H. George Frederickson as the Journal of Public Administration Education.[2] Initially published in coordination with the American Society for Public Administration's Section on Public Administration Education (SPAE), the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) began discussions in 1996 on sponsoring the journal.[3] In the fall of 1997, Frederickson transferred ownership of the journal to NASPAA. Under the new ownership, the name of the journal was changed to the current one to reflect the breadth of NASPAA's mission and to increase the appeal of the journal. Despite the change in name and ownership, the journal has continued to maintain a loose affiliation with SPAE.[citation needed]

From 1997, the journal was published by NASPAA; since January 2018 production and distribution were moved to Routledge.


The following persons have been editors-in-chief:

Abstracting and indexingEdit

The journal is abstracted and indexed in:

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ McDonald, Bruce; Hatcher, William (2018). "From the Editors". Journal of Public Affairs Education. 24 (1): 1–2. doi:10.1080/15236803.2018.1431462.
  2. ^ Perry, James (2010). "Reflections on the Journal of Public Affairs Education at 15: Changing NASPAA and the Field". Journal of Public Affairs Education. 16 (2): 119–122. doi:10.1080/15236803.2010.12001589.
  3. ^ Riccucci, Norma M. (2007). "Public Administration Pedagogy: What Is It?". In Rabin, Jack; Hildreth, W. Bartley; Miller, Gerald J. (eds.). Handbook of Public Administration (3rd ed.). New York, NY: Taylor & Francis. pp. 757–766.
  4. ^ "Master Journal List". Intellectual Property & Science. Clarivate Analytics. Retrieved 2019-07-22.
  5. ^ a b c "Journal of Public Affairs Education". MIAR: Information Matrix for the Analysis of Journals. University of Barcelona. Retrieved 2019-07-22.
  6. ^ "Source details: Journal of Public Affairs Education". Scopus Preview. Elsevier. Retrieved 2019-07-22.

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