n Journal of Public Administration - Assessing current state challenges in anticipation of the future

Volume 54 Number 2
  • ISSN : 0036-0767


In his editorial titled Lies, damn lies, in the Journal of Public Administration, Maserumule (2017) aptly offers clarity about the misguided conflation of editorial and a preface. He said, unlike the preface that simply provides the summation of the papers in a particular journal edition, the editorial extends this by advancing an editor's professional opinion on any matter of public interest. Maserumule's view that editors should voice their informed opinions is a constant reminder to the connoisseurs of scholarship that their duty is to make sure that opinions dialogue, rather than monologue; and that in the ideational space there are no sacred cows. This quest editing is framed by this.

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