Wednesday, May 12, 2021

CFP: Nonprofit Policy Forum (Open Access Journal)

The journal Nonprofit Policy Forum is pleased to welcome the submission of unsolicited manuscripts year-round. NPF publishes original, high-quality research and analysis from all scholarly disciplines and all parts of the world that address important public policy issues affecting nonprofits, philanthropy, and social enterprise.  A double-blind peer review process is used to select papers for publication. 

NPF is published quarterly by De Gruyter, Inc. in open access format and is fully available at  Open access is made possible by NPF’s generous institutional sponsors:  the Humphrey School of the University of Minnesota; the Urban Institute; the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences of Case Western Reserve University; and the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA).  NPF’s editorial board consists of leading scholars from 20 different countries in Europe, Asia, North America, and Australia.  The journal is indexed in Scopus and the Emerging Science Citation Index (ESCI) and is searchable in the Web of Science Core Collection.


Articles published in NPF address a broad range of nonprofit public policy issues.  Subject areas include but are not limited to:  government funding, tax, and regulatory policies related to nonprofits and philanthropy; nonprofit advocacy and lobbying; other aspects of nonprofit-government relations; social enterprise and sector boundary issues; global/cross-national NGO issues; and developments in policy fields such as health care, social justice, the environment, education, and the arts that affect nonprofits. 


NPF invites research papers of 5,000-8,000 words as well as shorter special features such as policy briefs, commentaries, case studies, interviews, and book reviews.  Proposals for special issues are also welcome.  More detail on how to submit manuscripts to NPF is available on NPF’s website,


We are very pleased to become NPF’s co-editors-in-chief as of July 2021, and thank founding editor Dennis Young and managing editor Linda Serra for their excellent work in establishing a terrific foundation for NPF in its first decade of publication.


Alan Abramson, Mirae Kim, and Stefan Toepler



Very best, Stefan


Dr. Stefan Toepler 
Professor of Nonprofit Studies

Co-Editor, Nonprofit Policy Forum (starting summer 2021)

Schar School of Policy and Government
George Mason University