For Immediate Release
June 30, 2016

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ASPA Launches Search for Next Public Administration Review Editor in Chief

Washington, DC - ASPA today announced it has begun the search for the next Editor in Chief of Public Administration Review (PAR), its flagship professional journal.

Through the tremendous efforts of its current editorial team, led by current Editor in Chief James Perry of Indiana University, PAR has seen significant growth in its readership, impact and contributions to the study and practice of the field. It has jumped 10 spots in Thomson Reuters’ Journal Citation Reports metrics and stands atop Google Scholar’s Public Policy and Administration ranking. It also has seen significant increases in its downloads and other access metrics.

“Jim Perry’s work over the past five years has been extraordinary,” noted PAR Search Committee Chairman Mary Guy. “We are looking for the next editor to continue these strides both in the U.S. and around the world.”

A Request for Proposals (RFP) to serve as the next Editor in Chief is available on ASPA’s website, along with other details about the search process

The RFP process will close at the end of September and the next Editor in Chief will be named by ASPA’s National Council in December 2016. The next Editor in Chief will officially begin his/her role in January 2018.

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