Excellence and relevance rooted in policy and practice

Karen Johnston, Andreas Bergmann

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After 10 years as editor of Public Money & Management (PMM), Andrew Massey has stepped down; he becomes PMM’s editor in chief emeritus (see his editorial in PMM’s Vol. 43, No. 8). Andreas Bergmann, deputy editor since January 2017, is now editor in chief and Karen Johnston is deputy editor. Importantly, Lord Bichard continues as chair of PMM’s international editorial board. The past 10 years has seen massive changes in the world of journal publishing but PMM has grown in that decade into a major international journal embracing technological advances in terms of handling submissions and sharing our content, and taking advantage of the new business models by offering hybrid publishing. The journal has strong links with professional and academic organizations, as well as expert support and commitment from our publisher Routledge. For researchers, PMM has a competitive acceptance rate and, despite the difficulties of occupying two disciplinary areas (explained by Professors Bergmann and Johnston in their editorial below), it is well ranked. For our practitioner audience, we present research in a way that can be easily understood. PMM is copyedited inhouse and we work with authors to ensure real impact for their lessons for global practice both before and, importantly, after publication. PMM has a strong forward programme of highly relevant ‘themes’, which we can now publish quickly as PMM ‘collections’ and then in issues, for example in 2024 and 2025 on local government corporatization; whole of government accounting; accounting for emergencies; management consulting in the public sector; and data science. PMM’s success is also down to an active editorial board, to our authors and reviewers. PMM will continue to embrace industry and technological developments to bring as much real information to those responsible for delivering relevant public services efficiently and cost-effectively.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalPublic Money & Management
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jan 2024

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