Academic Publishing in Public Administration and Policy Journals

Prof. David Van Slyke, Maxwell School, Syracuse University

Professor Van Slyke is a co-editor of the top ranked public administration journal, the Journal of Public Administration, Research and Theory, and a co-editor of a brand new interdisciplinary, international journal, the Journal of Strategic Contracting and Negotiation. In this session intended for doctoral students interested in academic publishing, Professor Van Slyke will talk about the publishing philosophies of both journals, how the review process works, the manner in which reviewers are selected, and offer helpful advice on structuring your papers from the relevance and clarity of the research question, establishing context, reviewing the existing scholarship and literature associated with your particular area of study, and suggest guidance for thinking about the write-up of your methodology, data, findings, discussion and implications. The session is intended to be mainly helpful in thinking about and being successful in publishing in public policy and administration journals.

About the speaker
Prof. Van Slyke is a Louis A. Bantle Chair in Business and Government Policy and Associate Dean and Chair at the Department of Public Administration and International Affairs at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University. Dr. Van Slyke is an elected Director of the National Academy of Public Administration. He also serves as a non-resident faculty member at the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance, Maastricht University. Prof. Van Slyke is a two-time recipient of the Birkhead-Burkhead Professorship for Teaching Excellence Award (2006-2010 and 2014-2018), the Beryl Radin Award for Best Article published in the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory (JPART), the 2015 Distinguished Alumnus in Public Administration and Policy, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany, State University of New York, among several other international research awards. His research and teaching focuses on government contracting, public-private partnerships, policy implementation, and strategic management in public and nonprofit organizations. He has published on these topics in a range of domestic and international journal and practitioner outlets. His most recent book, Complex Contracting: Government Purchasing in the Wake of the U.S. Coast Guard's Deepwater Program is published by Cambridge University Press and is the recipient of the American Society for Public Administration Section on Research Best Book Award for 2014.

Venue: Room 0.16, UNU-MERIT, Boschstraat 24, Maastricht

Date: 09 December 2015

Time: 15:00 - 16:00  CET