APPLIED RESEARCH AND PUBLIC POLICY is a quarterly journal
dedicated to an open, balanced discussion of issues in energy, the
environment, science and technology, and economic development. We
take no partisan positions, and we encourage debate among our
contributors. The journal is intended for university researchers,
policy analysts, public officials, and general readers having a
broad interest in public policy. Most articles are policy related
and based on applied research. We welcome technical and scientific
articles in the social, physical, and natural sciences, provided
the articles are understandable to an educated, but diverse,
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follows an endnote format. Use the following examples as models.
David W. Orr, Earth in Mind: On Education, Environment, and the
Human Prospect (Washington, DC: Island Press, 1994), pp. 5-8.
David Clarke, "A Contract without Green Ink,"
Environmental Forum 12(1)
indicate volume and issue (April — please indicate month or
season — 1985), pp. 30-34.
Ashwander v. Tennessee Valley Authority, 297 U.S. 288 (1935).
Civil Rights Act of 1866, 42 U.S.C. 1981
"Protection of Human Subjects," 45 Code of Federal
Regulations §46.406 (1998).
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(Chicago: University of Chicago Press) or The Associated Press
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