August 3, 2011

Evans School journals take top spots; first issue of Evans School Review is published

From left, Professors Mark Long, Maureen Pirog and Craig Thomas edit two public policy journals that have been named tops in their fields.

Mary Levin

From left, Professors Mark Long, Maureen Pirog and Craig Thomas edit two public policy journals that have been named tops in their fields.

Two journals housed at the Evans School of Public Affairs and edited by faculty members have been named the top two journals in their field. Also, the inaugural issue of the Evans School Review, edited by graduate students, appeared in July.

Thomson Reuters, an information services company based in New York, ranked the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management first among 39 journals in public affairs published in 2010, and third in a five-year ranking.

The Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory ranked second in 2010 and first in the five-year ranking.

Each year, Thomson Reuters publishes reports indicating how often work in various journals is cited.

Associate Professor Craig Thomas edits the research and theory journal. Affiliate Professor Maureen Pirog edits the policy analysis and management journal, and Associate Professor Mark Long is its managing editor and co-editor.

Peer-reviewed and published biannually, the Evans School Review includes multidisciplinary research in public policy and management. Contributors are Evans School alumni and graduate students in the doctoral and master of public administration programs. Editors Andrew Erwin and Keisha Peris said that establishing the Evans Schools first student-run policy journal was grueling but remarkably rewarding. ”It was a long year of hard work,” Peris said.

In the first issue, doctoral student Grant Blume analyzes policies that extend financial support to undocumented students, and alumna McKenna Morrigan quantifies greenhouse gas emissions that might be reduced by recycling or composting materials now being landfilled. Alumnus Ken Ghalambor reviews Finding Our Way: Leadership for an Uncertain Time by Margaret Wheatley.  Also, Gen. Peter Chiarelli, Army vice chief of staff who holds a master of public administration degree from the Evans School, contributes an editorial on leadership.

The Evans School Review will accept submissions in the fall for its second issue, which will be published in the winter of 2011-2012.