The Australian Journal of Public Administration is the go-to resource for the latest research in public administration. 

Over recent years the three most download articles from past editions of the journal were:

  1. John Phillimore’s 2013 article — Understanding Intergovernmental Relations: Key Features and Trends — which was accessed over 11,000 times
  2. Janine O’Flynn’s 2007 article — From New Public Management to Public Value: Paradigmatic Change and Management Implications — which was accessed over 8,200 times
  3. Wei Xiong, Bin Chen and Huanming Wang’s 2018 article — Governing public-private partnerships: A systematic review of case study literature — which was accessed over 2,600 times.

Professor John Phillimore of Curtin University was delighted to hear that his 2013 article continues to be read widely by a public sector audience seven years on from when it was first published:

‘I think it highlights the enduring relevance of having a good understanding of intergovernmental relations in Australia — now probably more so than ever with the season of bushfires we’ve just experienced, and with coronavirus on top of that.’

The AJPA is freely accessible to all IPAA members via a dedicated portal on the national IPAA website or via an AJPA app. It is the journal of record on public administration, public management and public policy in Australia and has been in continuous circulation since 1937.

Read more on the AJPA on the IPAA National website.

Pictured: Professor John Phillimore — author of the Australian Journal of Public Administration’s most downloaded paper in 2019.

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