Public Voices is a unique journal that focuses on historical, artistic and reflective expression concerning public administrators and the public service.

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Unlike traditional social science journals, Public Voices publishes unorthodox, controversial perspectives on bureaucracy in particular and the public sector in general. The material is not limited to analytical articles but also includes original fiction, poetry, photographs, art, critiques of existing works, and insights based on experience, observation and research. Among the journal’s contributors are public servants, writers, artists, and academics in all fields.


Public Voices is published by National Center for Public Performance (NCPP) at the School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA), Rutgers University – Campus at Newark.

Vol 15, No 1 (2017)

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Election Day at the State House.” Painted by John Lewis Krimmel, 1815, oil, canvas. The painting depicts a festive scene in front of the Statehouse in Philadelphia, capturing the excitement of elections in the early years of American independence. Winterthur Museum of Art, Winterthur, DE.



Public Voices Call for Symposia Topics and Issue Editors

We seek ideas for special issues as well as dedicated and knowledgeable editors to “host” these issues.  
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Call for Manuscripts, Book, and Film Reviews

Public Voices is now accepting submissions for volume XVI.

All manuscript submissions are evaluated on a blind, peer-reviewed basis. 

Submissions received by October 1st will be considered for a winter issue, while those received by April 1st will be evaluated for a summer issue.

Posted: 2016-11-21
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