2021 Editorial Calendar (print)

Magazine Topics and Deadlines

Details coming soon!

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 patimes@aspanet.org 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 2021: 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 2021: 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
  • Non-functioning infrastructure
  • Cybersecurity
  • Technological breakthroughs and emerging trends
  • Pandemic support

Summer 2021: 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
  • Elections administration
  • The opioid crisis
  • Equitable use of technology
  • The impacts of COVID-19

Fall 2021: 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
  • COVID-19 around the globe