Public Policy Quarterly
Electronic Submission Required via E-mail
Dr. Terry Wallace, Editor
Public Policy Quarterly
Public Policy Foundation of West Virginia
117 Edgington Lane
Wheeling, WV 26003
Acceptance Rate: 35%
Invited Articles: 31% - 50%
Type of Review: Blind Peer Review
External Reviewers: 2
In-House Reviewers: 1
Time to Review: 1 - 3 months
Reviewers Comments: Yes
Sponsor: Public Policy Foundation of W. Va.
Frequency of Issue: Continuous Online
Launch Date: ISSN:
Printed: 2008 Printed: 2165-7505
Electronic: 2012 Electronic: 2165-7513
Manuscript Style: Chicago Manual of Style
Manuscript Length: 16-20
Copies Required: 1 Electronic Copy
Readers: Academics, Business Persons, Public Policy Officials
Public Policy Economics
Small Business Entrepreneurship
Adult Career & Vocational Education
Rural Education & Small Schools
Social Studies/Social Sciences
Health and Human Services
Other Public Policy Related Fields
Since 2006, the Public Policy Quarterly has made a number of contributions to the advancement of public policy in West Virginia through such works as Unleashing Capitalism, which captured the prestigious Sir Antony Fisher International Memorial Award in 2008 as the nation’s best policy publication by an independent research center. The treatise included a chapter on tax reform by former Cabinet Secretary Robin C. Capehart and a chapter on civil justice reform by Dr. Michael J. Hicks, Ball State University. Dr. Hicks’ work served as the basis for many of the legal and judicial reforms in West Virginia over the last ten years.
In addition, the Foundation also published Secretary Capehart’s book entitled Real Tax Reform (2009), which has served as a primer for understanding and discussing the fundamentals of the State’s tax system.
Two other prominent works of impact were by Andrea M. Dean and an updated version of by Dr. Serkan Catma and Dr. Andrea M. Dean-Crowley. These offerings were instrumental in establishing the economic basis for the eventual repeal of the prevailing wage law in 2016.
In 2015, the Foundation published by Dr. Serkan Catma. Dr. Catma’s testimony before the West Virginia Legislature had a significant influence on a controversial bill that sought to increase the regulation of pharmaceutical products.
The Foundation as an organization or through its research Fellows have published other works in the areas of economic development, tax reform, K-12 and higher education, government finance, home rule, welfare, prevailing wage, government organization and other areas of interest.
In addition, members of the Foundation’s research team have provided expert testimony before Congress and legislatures in a number of states on such issues as tax reform, budget, education, energy, health care, government organization and operation and economic development. In January 2015, the Foundation provided a series of policy briefings for incoming members of the West Virginia Legislature.