American Journal of Evaluation

The American Journal of Evaluation (AJE) publishes original papers about the methods, theory, ethics, politics, and practice of evaluation. The journal presents peer-reviewed work in and about evaluation, to improve the knowledge base and practice of its readers. Papers published in the journal reflect the diverse intellectual traditions, approaches to practice, and domains of application of the evaluation field.

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

  • From the Co-Editors: Being in Relationship with Citizens, Communities, and Clients in Evaluation Practice

  • I Will See You on the Other Side My Friend: A Tribute to Michael Scriven

  • Acknowledgement of Reviewers

  • Developing and Validating the Evaluator Competencies Assessment Tool (ECAT) Cultural Competencies Subscale

  • 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