Journal of Government Financial Management


The Journal of Government Financial Management (Journal) is a valuable resource in the profession, featuring articles and columns from practitioners and academics with insights based on research and experience. The quarterly publication, produced by AGA since 1950, is distributed to members and international libraries, comprising a circulation of approximately 14,250.

The Journal audience, like AGA’s membership, is diverse. Journal readers are professionals in federal, state and local government financial management and related disciplines, as well as in the private sector, nonprofits and academia. Non-members may purchase single copies of printed issues, based on availability, for $33 each. The annual subscription rate is $110 in the continental U.S. and $130 elsewhere. AGA membership includes a complimentary subscription of the Journal.

The Journal includes ethics questions each month, which are submitted by readers and answered by our team of ethics experts. If you have an ethics question, please submit your anonymous question for review. Am ethics expert will respond. Anonymous questions, and related answers, may be published in the Journal and/or other AGA publications. We reserve the right to restrict or edit submitted content.

Upcoming Editorial Calendar


Winter 2024: Preparing for the Worst

How do governments at every level prepare for the unexpected? How can they measure effectiveness after a crisis? What are important lessons learned, best practices or case studies from crises in the accountability field?
Submission deadline: September 6, 2023

Spring 2024: Current Topics in Accountability and Transparency.

It’s time to let in some fresh air at the Journal. What springs to mind that you could write about in the profession today?

Submission deadline: December 6, 2023

Summer 2024:  Building an Objective Organizational Culture

Career public servants strive to stay “above the fray” of politics. How can organizations attract and retain diverse employees who maintain objectivity? In hybrid environments, how should managers measure employee performance and motivate staff? What would happen if public sector managers used succession planning and career pathing?

Submission deadline: March 6, 2024

Fall 2024: Ethics

The role of government is to serve citizens’ interests with ethics in mind. Government leaders should model ethical behavior. How do breaches in ethics, such as conflicts of interest, nepotism, gifts and bribes or scandals, affect public sector organizations?

Submission Deadline: June 6, 2024

Winter 2025: Calculating the Value of Good Government.

Sound leadership and oversight benefits government program participants but calculating the value of program management is complicated. How should we measure it? What are best practices and needed improvements in this area?

Submission deadline: September 6, 2024


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Articles published since 2010 in the Journal of Government Financial Management are available for download. Non-members may purchase single copies of printed issues, based on availability, for $24 each within the U.S. and possessions; $29 elsewhere. The annual subscription rate is $110 in the U.S. and possessions; $130 elsewhere. AGA membership includes a complimentary subscription of the JournalJoin today!

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