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The Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory serves as a bridge between public administration and public management scholarship on the one hand and public policy studies on the other. Its multidisciplinary aim is to advance the organizational, administrative, and policy sciences as they apply to government and governance. The journal is committed to diverse and rigorous scholarship and serves as an outlet for the best conceptual and theory-based empirical work in the field.

The Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory is the official journal of the Public Management Research Association. Please visit their website for more information at

The Journal of Public Administration and Research Theory is covered by the following abstracting and indexing services:

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YearImpact FactorSsi: Public Administration
20153.8931 out of 47
20142.8331 out of 46
20132.8751 out of 46
20121.9512 out of 47
20112.1762 out of 45
20102.0862 out of 39
20091.7762 out of 31
20081.5092 out of 28
20071.9821 out of 27
20061.6552 out of 23

This information is taken from the Journal Citation Reports, published annually as part of the Social Science Citation Index by ISI.

Impact Factor: 3.893

5-Yr impact factor: 4.545


Bradley E. Wright

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Kenneth J. Meier

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