For Immediate Release
July 12, 2017
Karen Garrett
Chief of Communications & Marketing
(202) 585-4313

Public Administration Review Secures Number One Spot In Google Scholar Rankings

Washington, DCPublic Administration Review (PAR) editor in chief James Perry and the American Society for Public Administration announced today that PAR has been ranked #1 in the Google Scholar Public Policy and Administration rankings. Twenty leading journals appear in the ranking, covering the five-year period between 2012-2016.

These recent Google Scholar results, which were released on July 6, are noteworthy for both the number of PAR articles making the index (49) and the median number of citations (79) for the articles included in the index. The separation between PAR and the other journals on the list demonstrates PAR’s status as the premiere global public administration professional journal. Number two on the list, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, had an index of 42 and a median number of citations of 66.

“This latest achievement is the result of outstanding contributions from authors, reviewers, editors, editorial staff, ASPA, our partners at Wiley and many others,” Perry observed. “It also reflects the journal staff’s substantial promotional and social media efforts.”

This ranking follows on the heels of the announcement in mid-June that PAR’s impact factor had risen to #2 in public administration, standing at 3,473.

“I am so very proud of our journal, its editorial team, our partners at Wiley and all others involved in furthering PAR’s success,” stated ASPA President Janice Lachance. “These impressive rankings continue to solidify the journal as the premiere resource for our discipline, and I am confident we will maintain our stature in the years ahead.”

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