Editorial Calendar & Submission Guidelines

2017 Editorial Calendar

Spring 2017 — Sustainability
How can governments operate effectively and efficiently, while controlling costs, maximizing revenues, maintaining assets, and protecting people and the planet? 
Writing deadline: December 1, 2016

Summer 2017 — Guidance & Standards
A multitude of changes have occurred in recent years, with updates of financial and audit standards and guidance. Discuss the impact of recent FASAB and GASB standards, guidance from GAO, GSA and OMB, and federal, state and local legislation. 
Writing deadline: March 1, 2017

Fall 2017 — Protecting Government's Data
Data, perhaps our most valuable asset, is under attack! What are governments doing to ensure data accuracy, availability and transparency, while preventing and detecting improper payments and fraud?
Writing deadline: June 1, 2017

Winter 2017–18 — Integrity & Leadership
Honesty, fairness and accountability — the foundation of government’s responsibility to citizens — should be modeled by leadership, practiced by everyone, and supported by effective strategy and vision. Highlight preferred practices, so they may permeate all levels of government.
Writing deadline: September 1, 2017

Submission Guidelines

AGA’s Journal Editorial Board picks issue themes to focus attention on matters believed to be of interest to the government financial management community. However, we solicit and accept high-quality, thoughtful articles on a wide range of government financial management topics and may publish articles that do not relate directly to the themes. The Journal will accept material that provides practical insights into any aspect of government financial management. Authors are encouraged to submit articles for review. The Journal Editorial Board is particularly interested in articles from practitioners.

To be eligible for consideration, submitted material must be:

  • no more than 2,500 words;
  • original work that has not been previously published;
  • submitted to the editor at journal@agacgfm.org;
  • using endnote rather than footnote format;
  • accompanied by a 50-word (or fewer) abstract and concise author biographies;
  • accompanied (when applicable) by no more than four charts or graphs, which should be submitted as raw data;
  • and accompanied (when applicable) by concise sidebars.