American Journal of Evaluation

The American Journal of Evaluation (AJE) publishes original papers about the methods, theory, and practice of evaluation. The general goal of AJE is to present the best work in and about evaluation, in order to improve the knowledge base and practice of its readers. Because the field of evaluation is diverse, with different intellectual traditions, approaches to practice, and domains of application, the papers published in AJE will reflect this diversity. Nevertheless, preference is given to papers that are likely to be of interest to a wide range of evaluators and that are written to be accessible to most readers.

As the official journal of AEA, Members have complementary access to all current and past issues. Each issue includes sourced articles from peers, book reviews, and method insights. AEA members may opt to receive quarterly new issues of New Directions for Evaluation and the American Journal of Evaluation in hardcopy for approximately $10 extra for 12 months for the two journals.

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Read Current Issue

Current issue of the American Journal of Evaluation

  • The Garden of Evaluation Approaches

  • Addressing the Elephant in the Room: Exploring the Imposter Phenomenon in Evaluation

  • The Prevalence of Evaluator Anxiety in Practice: An Empirical Examination

  • Rich Pictures: A Visual Method for Sensemaking Amid Complexity

  • And more!

Contribute to the Journal

All manuscripts should be submitted online. If you have questions or are uncertain about the appropriateness of possible submissions, they are welcome to contact the relevant section editor (see Contribution Categories) or to contact the AJE Editors, Laura Peck and Rodney Hopson, via email at