GFR Editorial Policy

Government Finance Review (GFR) is the membership publication of the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). Published bimonthly, GFR addresses a broad range of public finance topics, including, but not limited to, the following areas: accounting, auditing, and financial reporting; budgeting and financial planning; capital finance and debt management; cash and treasury management; retirement and benefits administration; and technology and the Internet. The publication's content is intended to strike a balance between practicality and scholarship so as to appeal generally to the public finance community.

Government finance officers, scholars, private consultants, and other knowledgeable individuals are encouraged to submit manuscripts to GFR. Submissions should present research data and findings, demonstrate the successful implementation of recommended practices, or otherwise contribute to the professional management of public financial resources. Manuscripts should be clearly and concisely written in a formal style from the third-person perspective. The use of direct quotes and the identification of public officials by name are generally not permitted. Manuscripts may not promote a particular commercial enterprise, firm, product, or political party or candidate. Content should not contradict GFOA's Recommended Practices for State and Local Governments.

Submission of a manuscript implies permission to publish. Material submitted to GFR should be unpublished and not scheduled for publication in another journal or magazine. Copyright of published articles is automatically vested in the publisher. However, the GFOA is generally agreeable to granting reprint permission to organizations and individuals whose intentions are consistent with the GFOA's mission.

The decision to publish a given manuscript is the sole discretion of the editor-in-chief, relying on the recommendations of the Executive Board, executive director, and managing editor. Priority will be given to well-written and organized articles based on carefully developed methods and/or practical and innovative approaches to public financial management. Direct solicitation of manuscripts by the editors of GFR does not guarantee publication and should not be construed as such. All submissions are subject to editorial revision. Manuscripts not accepted for publication are not returned, so authors should keep copies of any submission for their files.

A digital copy of each manuscript must be submitted either in the form of a mailed diskette or an e-mail attachment; hard copy submissions are optional. Manuscript submissions should be directed to:

Managing Editor
Government Finance Review
203 N. LaSalle St., Suite 2700
Chicago, IL 60601-1210

For any questions, please contact GFR's Managing Editor, Marcy Boggs.