About the Journal

Journal of Behavioral Public Administration (JBPA) is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary open access journal that focuses on behavioral and experimental research in public administration, broadly defined.  JBPA encourages submissions of both basic scholarly and applied work conducted by academics or practitioners.

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The JBPA Best Paper Award is awarded for the best article published in JBPA in a given year.  The 2019 winners are Baekgaard et al. (2019; 'Performance information in politics: How framing, format, and rhetoric matter to politicians’ preferences'), and a honorable mention goes to Bergner, Desmarais & Hird (2019; 'Speaking truth in power: Scientific evidence as motivation for policy activism').

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The Journal of Behavioral Public Administration invites papers for a symposium on the Role Models and Messenger Effects co-edited by Michael Sanders and Eliza Kozman (Behavioural Insights Team, King’s College London and University College London)

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Current Issue

Vol. 3 No. 1 (2020)

Published: 2020-01-01



Sebastian Jilke, Kenneth Meier, Gregg Van Ryziin

Research Letters

Research Articles

Synthesis Reports

Using Behavioral Science to help fight the Coronavirus

Peter D. Lunn, Cameron A. Belton, Ciarán Lavin, Féidhlim P. McGowan, Shane Timmons, Deirdre A. Robertson

Symposium on Government Transparency and Accountability

Symposium on Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Research

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