Journal Editorial Board

I. Mission of board

The mission of the Journal Editorial Board is to ensure the Journal of Government Financial Management (Journal) is a high-quality and professionally relevant publication.

II. Purpose of board

The board shall oversee all aspects of AGA’s Journal. Through AGA’s Journal editor, the board is responsible for:

  • Determining the Journal’s editorial content.
  • Setting the Journal’s editorial calendar.
  • Establishing, maintaining and interpreting authors’ guidelines.
  • Soliciting articles/manuscripts on important issues in government financial management.
  • Reviewing and approving/disapproving articles/manuscripts for publication.
  • Determining the winner(s) of the annual Author Award.

III. Authority of board

The board shall carry out the following functions:

  • Determining the Journal’s editorial content.
  • Setting the Journal’s editorial calendar.
  • Establishing, maintaining and interpreting authors’ guidelines.
  • Soliciting articles/manuscripts on important issues in government financial management.
  • Reviewing and approving/disapproving articles/manuscripts for publication.
  • Determining the winner(s) of the annual Author Award.

IV. Structure of board

The board shall consist of twelve members (including the chair and vice chair), which shall consist of representatives from federal, state, local and international government, academia and the private sector. Also, the members’ backgrounds shall represent accounting, auditing, budgeting, controllership, information technology, systems and all other related government financial management constituencies.

Board members shall be appointed for a three-year staggered term and may be reappointed for an additional three-year term. Board members shall not serve more than two consecutive terms. The chair and vice chair will serve a one-year term, but he/she can be appointed to serve additional terms. AGA's executive director and the director of communications shall be ex-officio board members.

The national president shall appoint the twelve members, the board chair and board vice chair. The NEC shall approve all appointments.

V. Reference to Bylaws and/or Policy and Procedures Manual

  1. Bylaws
    • ​​(a) Article V, Section 2 (h) provides that the “NEC shall review actions and programs of the National Boards, Committees and Task Forces …”
    • (b) Article VIII, Section 1 provides that “The National President, upon ratification by the National Executive Committee, may establish such Boards, Committees and Task Forces as may be needed to assist the National Board of Directors, the National Executive Committee and the National President in carrying out the programs and operations of the Association.”  
    • (c) Article VIII, Section 4 provides that “The responsibilities of the Boards and Committees shall be specified in these Bylaws and/or stated in the Policies and Procedures adopted by the National Executive Committee.”
  2. Policy and Procedures Manual (No specific references are made to the Journal Editorial Board.)