The objective of ASPA's journal Public Integrity (PI) is to further the understanding of ethics in government by publishing articles of interest to practitioners and scholars. Especially appropriate are research studies, cases, exemplar profiles, field reports, and commentaries that address both the compliance and developmental approaches to ethics.
They may explore functional areas (e.g., budgeting, personnel), substantive fields (e.g., health, environment, defense), and topical issues (e.g., quality, productivity) found in public administration and affairs. Investigations may focus on any level of government (local, state, national, international), any of its branches (legislative, judicial, executive), nongovernmental actors that affect public policy (the press, interest groups, as well as non-profit organizations) and public-private sector relationships.
Ethics Section members receive PI as a member benefit. PI is now available to all ASPA members at a discounted rate without having to join the Ethics Section. ASPA members now save $44 on an annual subscription to PI.
Papers, divided into suitable sections and subsections, should be 12-30 typewritten, double-spaced pages. Include an abstract and biographical sketch of approximately 50 words each. Author name, affiliation, and e-mail address should appear only on a separate cover page to facilitate review.
Please follow the style manual of the American Psychological Association (4th edition). Submission implies that the manuscript has not been published elsewhere, and is not under consideration by another journal.
Manuscripts may be submitted by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Electronic submissions should be prepared using MS Word software (MS Word 97 preferred). Practitioner authors are encouraged to be broadly reflective on their practice of governance. Academic authors are expected to specify the implications of their work for practice. Please identify submission as regular article, case study, exemplar profile, commentary, or report from the field.