University of Delaware

SPPA academic journal

'New Visions for Public Affairs' prepares for sixth volume, annual symposium


3:30 p.m., Nov. 4, 2013--The editorial board of New Visions for Public Affairs (NVPA), the student-run academic journal of the University of Delaware School of Public Policy and Administration, is making preparations for its sixth volume of scholarly works to be published in the spring.

Each year, students from UD and beyond are encouraged to submit academic papers to NVPA for consideration in the print and online publication, which comes out late in the spring semester.

Research Stories

Chronic wounds

UD's Millicent Sullivan and Kristi Kiick have received a $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for research that could provide a new approach to the treatment of chronic wounds.

Prof. Heck's legacy

The American Chemical Society is highlighting the legacy of the late Nobel laureate Richard Heck, the Willis F. Harrington Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at the University of Delaware with a digital tribute on its publications website.

Selected articles represent a variety of disciplines on topics related to the fields of public policy and administration, and are geared toward the journal’s interdisciplinary audience of academics and practitioners. 

The sixth volume of NVPA will include these diverse articles and also a special section devoted to recognizing some of the best student papers submitted to the Northeast Conference on Public Administration (NECoPA), which was hosted at UD this fall.

The editorial board welcomes students to submit papers they have written for course assignments, academic projects or professional appointments for consideration for the journal’s sixth volume.

Papers undergo a blind peer review process by members of the editorial board, which is comprised of graduate students from across the campus. Typical submissions include journal articles, interviews with policymakers, literature reviews, book reviews and policy briefs.

This year’s submission deadline is Jan. 6, 2014.

Authors of selected papers will have the opportunity to present their research during NVPA’s annual symposium, which will take place in April 2014. The scholarly forum provides the chance for student authors to make a formal presentation and engage with an audience of students, professors and members of the community. 

For more information on NVPA and for the call for papers, visit this website.

Those who have questions about submissions or the peer-review process can contact editor-in-chief David Karas at

News Media Contact

University of Delaware
Communications and Public Affairs

UDaily is produced by
Communications and Public Affairs

The Academy Building
105 East Main Street
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716 | USA
Phone: (302) 831-2792