New Directions For Evaluation

A Publication of the American Evaluation Association

New Directions for Evaluation (NDE), a quarterly sourcebook, is an official publication of the American Evaluation Association. The journal publishes works on all aspects of evaluation, with an emphasis on presenting timely and thoughtful reflections on leading-edge issues of evaluation theory, practice, methods, the profession, and the organizational, cultural, and societal context within which evaluation occurs. Each issue of the journal is devoted to a single topic, with contributions solicited, organized, reviewed, and edited by one or more guest editors.

The Editor-in-Chief is seeking proposals for journal issues from around the globe about topics new to the journal (although topics discussed in the past can be revisited). A diversity of perspectives and creative bridges between evaluation and other disciplines, as well as chapters reporting original empirical research on evaluation, are encouraged. A wide range of topics and substantive domains is appropriate for publication, including evaluative endeavors other than program evaluation; however, the proposed topic must be of interest to a broad evaluation audience.


Editors-in-Chief, 2017-2020

Leslie Ann Fierro
Senior Evaluation Specialist
International Development Research Centre
150 Kent St.
Ottawa ON K1P 082
Phone: 1-404-290-4482

Todd Michael Franke, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Social Welfare
UCLA - Luskin School of Public Affairs
3250 Public Policy
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Phone: 1-310-825-5932 | 1-310-206-6102

All AEA members receive online access to New Directions for Evaluation as a benefit of membership through the AEA website, including access to quarterly new issues and over 20 years of electronic backfile. AEA members may opt to receive quarterly new issues of New Directions for Evaluation (as well as The American Journal of Evaluation) in hardcopy as well for an additional $10 for 12 months for the two journals.

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