Skip Navigation

About the Journal

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 www.pmranet.org.

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

CSA Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
Current Contents® /Social and Behavioral Sciences
Emerald Management Reviews
IBSS
International Political Science Abstracts
International Political Science Abstracts
Journal Citation Reports /Social Sciences Edition
Policy Currents
PROQUEST DATABASE : ABI/INFORM Complete
PROQUEST DATABASE : ABI/INFORM Global
PROQUEST DATABASE : ABI/INFORM Research
PROQUEST DATABASE : Magazines
PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest 5000
PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest 5000 International
PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest Central
PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest Discovery
PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest International Academic Research Library
PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest News & Magazines
PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest Pharma Collection
PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest Platinum
PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest Political Science
PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest Research Library
PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest Social Science Journals
PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest Wilson Databases
Public Affairs Information Services (PAIS)
Sage Public Administration Abstracts
Scopus
Social Science Index
Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
Social Sciences Citation Index®
Social Scisearch®
Sociological Abstracts
The Standard Periodical Directory
Urban Studies Abstracts
Wilson OmniFile Full Text Mega Edition

IMPACT FACTOR AND RANKING


YearImpact FactorSsi: Public Administration
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.