The Public Purpose Journal is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary academic journal presenting the work of American University graduate students from the Departments of Government; Justice, Law, and Criminology; and Public Administration and Policy. Founded in 2002, The Public Purpose is supported by the School of Public Affairs Graduate Council with the involvement and guidance of the Faculty Review Board, consisting of some of American University’s most distinguished professors. The journal is entirely student-run and currently has a staff of about twenty students.
Interested in submitting your work to the Public Purpose Journal?
Submissions for the PPJ’s 20th anniversary edition are open to graduate students enrolled at American University’s School of Public Affairs through January 21, 2022. See our print guidelines page for details.