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Agenda cover'Agenda' is the policy journal of the College of Business and Economics at The Australian National University. It provides a much needed space for the research-based appraisal of current economic, social, and legal policy.

In keeping with its remit, Agenda aims to be accessible to non-specialists and specialists alike. In sympathy with this aim, Agenda is available universally on the web and at no charge. Agenda is also ECONLIT listed, and included in the PROQUEST and EBSCO data bases.

Agenda's 'Analysis' section provides an outlet for fresh policy research using any theoretical or econometric approach. Its 'Argument' section provides a platform for the reasoned and scholarly advocacy of a particular policy position. Its 'Retrospect' section accommodates interviews, the history of policy, doctrine and professional life. Agenda also publishes review articles as well as shorter reviews.

Agenda makes a special attempt to foster informed debate in its "Symposia" section, which publishes several compact reactions to a current policy controversy and actively encourages the submission to the editor of proposals for such symposia.

All issues from 1(1) to the latest are now available electronically from ANU Press under the title Agenda: journal of policy analysis and reform. Print copies are also available on application to the Editor, currently at

Submitting manuscripts

Agenda welcomes submissions not only by academics, but also by consultants and private scholars, and government advisors. Neither the title nor the subtitle limits the journal's scope to economic policy. We give space to articles on the ideas and doctrines that inform policy debate, and on the institutions and processes through which policies are formulated and implemented.

Editorial queries and all papers should be submitted by email to the Editor.  All articles need to be provided in Microsoft Word format of any version.

Unsolicited submissions to Agenda (articles, notes and book reviews) are welcome, but authors are advised to discuss their proposals with one of the editorial group beforehand.

All articles published in the journal Agenda are subject to independent, external refereeing before being accepted for publication.

Updated: 11 March 2014 /Responsible Officer: Dean, Business & Economics /Page Contact: College Web Team