Welcome to the Australia and New Zealand School of Government's peer-reviewed journal – Evidence Base. The journal publishes reviews of the evidence informing decision-making in specific policy areas. The focus of these reviews is to determine ‘what works?’, based on the evidence.
Designed for public sector decision-makers, this journal is a ‘broker’ between the public sector, academics and other policy specialists.
Open Access Policy
This journal provides immediate open access to its content under the Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Under the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license users are free to share the work (copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format), if the contribution is properly attributed and used for non-commercial purposes. The material published in the journal may not be altered or built upon.
Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) is recognised globally as a leading provider of executive-level education for the public sector. ANZSOG is a not-for-profit organisation created by government for government, with the active collaboration of its member universities.
Andrew Annakin - Policy Director, Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment, New Zealand
Professor Gary Banks - Dean ANZSOG, and former Chairman, Australian Productivity Commission
Dr Lynne Chester - Senior Lecturer, Department of Political Economy, University of Sydney
Dr Joanne Epp - Senior Research Fellow, Centre for the Health Economy, Macquarie University
Craig Jones - Deputy Secretary, NZ Ministry of Education
Dr Ralph Lattimore - Assistant Commissioner, Australian Productivity Commission
Associate Professor Karl Lofgren - School of Government. Victoria University of Wellington
Kevin Love - former Deputy Secretary, Department of Sustainablity and Environment, Victoria
Rodney Scott - Principal Analyst and Research Fellow, State Sector Performance Hub, New Zealand
David Threlfall - The Australia and New Zealand School of Government; University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
This journal is open access and does not charge APCs or submission charges.
DISCLAIMER - Contributors are responsible for the opinions they express in Evidence Base. Neither the Editors nor ANZSOG necessarily endorse these opinions.
Evidence Base will publish reviews of the evidence informing decision-making in specific policy areas.
Reviews in this series must focus on two aspects of past research:
Reviews should primarily draw on the Australian and New Zealand research base, but also on international studies where relevant to Australian and New Zealand policy practice.
A key factor determnining whether a proposal will be selected is whether there is a sufficient base of evidence, particularly from Australia and New Zealand, to justify a review. Before submitting a proposal, authors will need to undertake a preliminary literature search and list the key emprirical references from Australia and New Zealand they discover in the relevant area of the proposal form.
We are also particularly interested in proposals that meet ANZSOG's research priorities. These are:
The reviews will be 5000—8000 words in length and will be supported by a $10,000 competitive grant to help with the research needed to write the review. Note that the grant cannot be used for the purchase of infrastructure or equipment.
Authors can choose to write a review based on:
You can submit a review proposal, based on either a suggested topic or a topic of your own, via Editorial Manager submission system.
The editorial process is as follows:
This journal is also archived by Portico - digital long-term preservation service of scholarly records.
Editorial and Ethical Policies.pdf (537 Kb)
Instructions for Authors.pdf (335 Kb)