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Nonprofit Policy Forum

Editor-in-Chief: Young, Dennis R.

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    Your benefits
    • Prominent members of the editorial board
    • International outreach of the journal
    • Original research and analyses on public policy
    • Interdisciplinary methodology
    • Versatile forum for research communication

    Aims and Scope

    The mission of Nonprofit Policy Forum (NPF) is to serve as an international journal that publishes original research and analysis on public policy issues and the public policy process critical to the work of nonprofit organizations. NPF provides a forum and an authoritative and accessible source of information for scholars, leaders, and policy-makers worldwide. A primary goal of NPF is to provide nonprofit leaders and policy-makers with readily accessible and relevant scholarly research. In addition to being an accessible source of information, NPF creates a publishing venue for the expanding population of nonprofit-public policy scholars. Because the field of nonprofit studies is interdisciplinary in nature, the range of disciplines for both authors and readers spans a wide array of interests. Increasingly, the global community recognizes that progress in achieving goals and solving serious social and economic problems will require more than government action alone. The people employed in the sector and the millions of volunteers it mobilizes have the ability to extend the government's reach, engage grass-roots energies, build cross-sector partnerships and reinvigorate democratic governance. The intent of NPF is to help policymakers design more effective policy, stimulate greater public involvement and support, promote more favorable policies, and thereby increase the contribution that nonprofits make in addressing social, economic and environmental problems and enhancing democratic practice.

    Each issue of NPF offers five research-based articles and a special feature, alternating among book reviews, interviews, case studies, and research reports. Topics include analysis and evaluation of tax policies, reviews of regulatory policies and their impact on nonprofit organizations, national security policy and civil liberties, policy advocacy and lobbying, government funding of nonprofit organizations, the role of faith-based institutions in service delivery, church and state relations, disaster relief, the role of nonprofits in economic and community development, and alternative organizational arrangements for nonprofit and social enterprise activity. Additionally, public policy issues in specific sub-fields such as health care, social justice, the environment, education, and the arts are included. Moreover, it is important that NPF feature articles of comparative public policies affecting the nonprofit sector in different countries, and the influence of transnational NGOs on global policy issues.

    Nonprofit organizations play an increasingly critical role in the development of national economies and societies worldwide. Recently, we’ve witnessed the growing significance of nonprofit sector influence in shaping international affairs in fields as diverse as international trade and environmental conservation. Nonprofit Policy Forum will (1) bring a focus to this area of knowledge, (2) gather the growing number of new contributions in this field in one place, and (3) stimulate further research and analysis. Our hope is that by launching this journal, an even greater number of scholars in the field will be encouraged to devote their attention to the policy issues that affect nonprofit organizations. Therefore, we see NPF as an investment in knowledge building.

    Nonprofit Policy Forum is published with major support provided by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and the Miriam Goodman Levin School of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University. The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation underwrites the Journal's open access publication to ensure all current issues are freely available to the public.

    • Public policies
    • NGO's
    • Social and economic problems
    • Democratic practices
    • Tax policies
    • Nonprofit organizations
    • Regulatory policies
    • National security policy
    • Civil liberties
    • Lobbying
    • The role of faith-based institutions
    • Health care
    • Social justice
    • Environment
    • Arts

    Article formats
    Book reviews, interviews, case studies, and research reports

    Information on Submission Process


    Type of Publication:

    Submission of Manuscripts

    Instructions for Authors

    Online Submission of Manuscripts

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    Submission process Please note
    • Contributions submitted to this journal must be written in clear and concise English
    • Before submitting a paper please get familiar with our Publication Ethics Statement as well as Journal Policies
    • Once your article is accepted you have the option to publish it open access
    • Our repository policy allows you to distribute 30 PDF copies of your published article to colleagues (the PDF has to include the information that it is an author's copy). Please also feel free to distribute the link to the online abstract
    • If you have any general questions please visit our FAQ page for authors

    We look forward to receiving your manuscript!

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    Abstracting & Indexing

    Nonprofit Policy Forum is covered by the following services:

    • Baidu Scholar
    • Celdes
    • CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
    • CNPIEC
    • De Gruyter - IBR (International Bibliography of Reviews of Scholarly Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences)
    • De Gruyter - IBZ (International Bibliography of Periodical Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences)
    • EBSCO (relevant databases)
    • EBSCO Discovery Service
    • ERIH PLUS (European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences)
    • Genamics JournalSeek
    • Google Scholar
    • J-Gate
    • JournalTOCs
    • Naviga (Softweco)
    • Primo Central (ExLibris)
    • ProQuest (relevant databases)
    • ReadCube
    • Research Papers in Economics (RePEc)
    • ResearchGate
    • Sherpa/RoMEO
    • Summon (Serials Solutions/ProQuest)
    • TDOne (TDNet)
    • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory/ulrichsweb
    • WorldCat (OCLC)

    Editorial Information

    Dennis Young
    , Executive in Residence, Miriam Goodman Levin School of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University and Professor Emeritus, Georgia State University

    Managing Editor
    Linda Serra
    , Independent Consultant

    Senior Editorial Board
    The senior editorial board consists of twenty distinguished senior scholars recognized nationally and internationally as nonprofit policy experts in their disciplines. Each is associated with one of NPF’s Institutional Partners, and each has a particular specialization, such as tax policy, transnational policy issues, or arts and culture policy. Senior editors will work with the editor-in-chief and managing editor to identify, recruit, and review papers reflecting each institution’s specialization. They will also be encouraged to submit articles to the journal. Institutional Partners and their representatives are:

    Alan J. Abramson, George Mason University
    Helmut Anheier, Heidelberg University
    Andrea Bassi, University of Bologna
    Elizabeth T. Boris, Urban Institute
    Gemma Donnelly-Cox, Trinity College
    Philippe Eynaud, Sorbonne Graduate Business School, France
    James Ferris, University of Southern California
    Benjamin Gidron, School of Business Administration, College of Management Academic Studies, Rishon LeZion, Israel
    Virginia A. Hodgkinson, Georgetown University
    Kevin Kearns, University of Pittsburgh
    Eliza Lee, Hong Kong University
    Michael Meyer, Vienna University of Economics
    Myles McGregor-Lowndes, Queensland University of Technology
    Marta Reuter, Stockholm University
    Mark Rosenman, Caring to Change
    James Allen Smith, Rockefeller Archives Center
    Melissa Stone, University of Minnesota
    Simon Teasdale, Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland
    Isabel Vidal, University of Barcelona
    Filip Wijkstrӧm, Stockholm School of Economics
    Naoto Yamauchi, Osaka University
    Dennis R. Young, Cleveland State University

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