2023 Editorial Calendar (print)

Magazine Topics and Deadlines

Spring: A Review of Current Issues (closed to submissions)

Summer: Federalism

Fall: The Changing Face of Public Administration Education

Winter: Where Civil Service and Media Intersect

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 2023: Public Service
Topics for this period include but are not limited to:

  • State and local government
  • Performance-based initiatives
  • Standards for government efficiency
  • 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

Spring 2023: Infrastructure and Public Finance

Topics for this quarter include but are not limited to:

  • 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
  • Election administration
  • Water and power management
  • Cybersecurity
  • Technological breakthroughs and emerging trends
  • Pandemic support

Summer 2023: Social Equity

Topics for this quarter include but are not limited to:

  • Public services in and for at-risk communities
  • Immigration policies
  • Police and community relations
  • Equity in the community and the workplace
  • Revitalizing the middle class
  • The opioid crisis
  • Equitable use of technology
  • The impacts of COVID-19
  • Structural inequality

Fall 2023: Global Issues

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
  • COVID-19