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2019 Editorial Calendar (print)

Spring 2020: Theory to Practice: Research Centers across the Discipline
Article submission deadline: February 1, 2020
Ad submission deadline: February 20, 2020
Published late March 2020

Summer 2020: Media and Public Service
Article submission deadline: June 1, 2020
Ad submission deadline: June 30, 2020
Published late July 2020

Fall 2020: Civics in Teaching and Practice
Article submission deadline: September 1, 2020
Ad submission deadline: September 30, 2020
Published November 2020

PA TIMES Online Editorial Calendar

Due dates are rolling throughout the year. Columnists should refer to their columnist acceptance letters for specific due dates. Ad hoc submissions are accepted through [email protected] at any time. Articles should refrain from taking a partisan perspective on the issues under discussion; we encourage articles to be focused on public administration, not politics.

Winter 2020: Public Service
Topics for this period include but are not limited to:

  • Performance-based initiatives
  • Standards for government efficiency
  • Innovative HR strategies
  • Employee recruitment, retention and training
  • Cultivating leadership
  • Nonprofit and NGO collaboration
  • Volunteerism
  • Civic engagement, community visioning and public service motivation
  • Accountability standards and best practices
  • Ethics in public service
  • Transitions between military and public service

Spring 2020: Infrastructure and Public Finance
Topics for this quarter include but are not limited to:

  • Performance-informed budgeting and reporting
  • Acquisition, contracts, procurement and grants
  • Public debt
  • Retirement systems and pensions
  • Public-private partnerships
  • Public health costs, care and maintenance
  • Roads, highways and bridges
  • Water and power management
  • Nonfunctioning infrastructure
  • Cybersecurity
  • Technological breakthroughs and emerging trends

Summer 2020: Social Equity
Topics for this quarter include but are not limited to:

  • Public services in and for at-risk communities
  • Immigration policy
  • Police and community relations
  • Equity in the community and the workplace
  • Revitalizing the middle class
  • Elections administration
  • The opioid crisis
  • Equitable use of technology

Fall 2020: International Public Administration
Topics for this quarter include but are not limited to:

  • Public administration around the world
  • Meeting today’s global challenges
  • UN SDGs
  • Global infrastructure
  • Global equity
  • Comparative public administration