ASPA's newspaper, PA TIMES, covers developments in the professional field of public administration. Article topics include successful local state and federal government programs, PA trends and new PA methods. PA TIMES focuses on the issues that face public managers today. It also highlights best practices in the field and updates members on how ASPA plays a role in the support of the public sector. ASPA's chapters and sections highlight their innovative programs and publications in PA TIMES as well.
Consider submitting an article to PA TIMES. Review the submission guidelines and a listing of the types of articles accepted, as well as some writing tips to increase your chances of selection for publication. Below is the 2013 editorial calendar.
2013 Editorial Calendar
In an effort to combat growing anti-government sentiments, the 2013 editorial calendar of the PA TIMES, ASPA's flagship print newspaper, will highlight ‘Public Heroes’ as a guiding principle of its five editions. While each edition will continue to focus on a timely topic in public administration, each issue will also profile an individual or organization that demonstrates exemplary characteristics of efficient, collaborative and effective public service. We welcome nominations of individuals to profile in 2013. Send your suggestions to PA TIMES Editor, Melissa Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Articles must remain between 1000-1200 words, contain no reference and adhere to the deadlines below. PA TIMES follows the AP writing style, with some exceptions. Our submission and author guidelines can be found here or on the ASPA website. Send all submissions to Melissa Williams at email@example.com.
Authors do not need to be ASPA members. PA TIMES will consider ALL original article submissions.
Beyond the Fiscal Crisis: Promoting Economic Growth & Opportunity
This issue launches a discussion about what is next on the horizon regarding as the country experiences a slow recovery.
Deadlines: Article & advertising submission – November 15, 2013; published December 9, 2013.
2014 EDITORIAL CALENDAR
Jan/Feb/March - Intergovernmental Relations: Rationalizing the Federal System in the U.S. and Abroad
International Supplement - Federalism or Decentralization: Building Global Cities
Deadline: Jan. 20, 2014
April/May/June - Strengthening the Public Service Workforce
Public Service Supplement - Preparing the Next Generation
Deadline: April 7, 2014
July/Aug/Sept. - Innovative Budgeting: Funding 21st Century Public Goods & Services
Deadline: July 14, 2014
October - Technology & Training: Creating a 21st Century Public Sector
Education Supplement - Building a New Generation of Leaders: Interdisciplinary & Cross Collaboration
Deadline: Sept. 8, 2014
Nov/Dec. - Smaller Government: Better Government?
Deadline: Nov. 10, 2014
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