Announcing the launch of the Journal of Behavioral Public Administration
We are very proud to announce the first issue of the
Journal of Behavioral Public Administration!
In this newsletter, you will learn more about the journal, its mission, and the content of the first issue.
The Journal of Behavioral Public Administration (
JBPA) is ...
JBPA focuses on behavioral and experimental research in public administration, broadly defined.
JBPA publishes ...
research articles (up to 4.000 words)
research letters (up to 2.000 words)
perspectives and practices (up to 4.000 words)
research syntheses (up to 8.000 words)
on a range of substantive topics that
reflect the application of behavioral science and experimental methods
to questions of theoretical or practical relevance to the field of
JBPA welcomes ...
behavioral and experimental work that advances theory;
applied research about nudge tactics or other practical reforms;
replications of previous experimental work;
studies with null findings (provided they are well designed and sufficiently powered).
JBPA invites researchers and practitioners from across the behavioral sciences, including
provided they have relevance for public administration theory or practice.
Sebastian Jilke Rutgers University
"We turn over a new leaf of open access in PA research. No article
processing charges, nonprofit, and the highest scientific standards!"
Kenneth J. Meier Texas A&M University
"We will develop JBPA into a premier outlet for behavioral research
conducted within PA settings that will be on-par in terms of scholarly
rigor with the best journals in the field."
Gregg G. Van Ryzin Rutgers University
"It is especially important to us that JBPA serves as a role model for open and transparent scientific research."
The first issue
It is with great excitement that we publish the
inaugural issue of
JBPA. Based on a series of invited, peer-reviewed contributions,
JBPA's inaugural issue reflects the broad scope of a behavioral
approach to public administration. The following articles are part of
first issue and can be accessed on the
Sebastian Jilke, Kenneth Meier & Gregg Van Ryzin
Peter John & Toby Blume
How best to nudge tax payers? The impact of message simplification and descriptive social norms on payment rates in a central London local authority