Public Organization Review seeks to advance knowledge of public organizations around the world. Its focus is on `public', broadly defined, to include governmental, non-profit, and non-governmental organizations, and their impacts on human life and society, as well as their influence in shaping human civilization. The Review publishes empirical, theoretical, analytical and historical articles of high academic quality that contribute to the advancement of understanding `public' organizations. Of particular interest are (1) studies of public organizations and their administration at all levels of analysis; (2) studies of intra and interorganizational relationships, including interactions with private corporations, non-profit, and non-governmental organizations; (3) studies of state and society, politics and market, social change and public organizations, and globalization and national governance/administration; (4) studies of organizational theory, behavior, change, development, leadership, policy, and management; (5) studies of organization-elite, organizational elite-mass citizens, and public-private sector interface; and (6) studies that further the cause of the common good and contribute to a humane civilization.

This journal is significant as it focuses on public organizations at every level anywhere in the world. The Journal is unique in that it is devoted entirely to these types of public organizations as the central forces in shaping the structure, directions, changes, and progress in society and civilization, as well as their centrality in the process of governance and administration of society.

The journal is published, in English, four times a year. Following the standard, anonymous-referee procedure, all manuscripts are subject to the review of the Editor and the Editorial Board. The journal commits itself to a timely response.

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  • Call for Proposals for Special Issue of Public Organization Review

    This symposium is looking for works on the pandemic that includes analyses of the role of scientization in various aspects, based in instrumental and institutional theories. Papers can be theoretical or empirical, explanatory or descriptive, but they should have a clear conceptual and theoretical basis and meet appropriate methodological standards. The broad theories listed could work as a basis. Comparative papers (across time, countries, government levels or policy sectors) are particularly appreciated. The symposium welcomes researchers from different disciplines, from public administration to management research, organization studies, public policy, crises management and beyond. Please submit proposals by May 31, 2021.

  • Call for Proposals: Global Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic

    The Public Organization Review: A Global Journal (POR) invites article proposals for a Special Issue Symposium on “Global Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Proposals for scholarly papers on a wide range of sub-topics using quantitative and/or qualitative analysis approaches will be considered, including strong theoretical works, single-site case studies, and comparative case studies. Scholarly manuscripts must be grounded in theory/literature and empirical evidence, and use sound analytical methods. Findings should be generalizable. Single-site case studies will be subject to different, more practical, review criteria. The Special Issue will be published on-line first in early fall 2021 and the print volume in December 2021 or January 2022. Deadline for proposals is January 30, 2021.

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    As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

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