Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Statement


Public Finance Journal is committed to the practice of diversity, equity, access and inclusivity in soliciting, reviewing, and publishing public budgeting and finance scholarship. We publish the scholarship and contributions of academic authors and practitioners who are underrepresented within the public budgeting and finance community discipline due to institutional affiliation, academic rank, race, ethnicity, gender identity, disability, or other protected characteristics. The journal’s publishing platform commits to WCAG and ADA compliance. Not only do we publish findings that are generalizable, but we also publish findings that explicitly address the interests of and implications for underrepresented populations. We strongly encourage our authors to engage with sources historically excluded from academia to broaden the range of voices and experiences. We expect that scholars will engage intellectual communities based in the countries about which they are writing and cite them accordingly. We expect guest editors to ensure the demographic balance of authors and to include an appropriate institutional and geographical mix. We also expect our reviewers to be respectful of all scholars and the research they review to create an intellectually inclusive environment.