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.
Evidence Base is an open access journal, all content is freely available without charge. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. The content is licensed under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND.
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 - Prinicipal Advisor, Strategic Projects, Health and Justice Branch NSW Treasury
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
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:
Editorial and Ethical Policies.pdf (537 Kb)
Instructions for Authors.pdf (335 Kb)