About Heinz Journal


The Heinz Journal is a graduate student conceived and student-run publication dedicated to publishing works that link critical and theoretical analysis, and policy implementation. The Journal seeks to publish articles relevant and meaningful to both policy experts and students.The Heinz Journal offers a unique opportunity to showcase the quality work products of talented scholars in diverse fields. After passing a selective review process, authors can find their work exhibited on the Heinz Journal website, on our iTunes podcast, and on our weekly radio show available both online and broadcast weekly across Western Pennsylvania.



The act of creating policy is the act of creating operational structures for society to accomplish stated goals. Operational structures may be manifest in many forms from written laws, to database security design, to a rooftop opera. Policy is a system of action.


Research is the discovery and promotion of knowledge. The Heinz Journal seeks to deliver new knowledge of operational structures to our audience.


Practice is the application of knowledge. Knowledge informs and demands action, the structured action of policy.


The Heinz Journal is the premier vehicle for exploring Public Policy, The Arts, Healthcare, Information Systems and Technology, and Management Science. The Journal creates a vibrant community of discourse that affects social change while retaining the unique interdisciplinary approach of the Heinz College in examining societal issues. The Heinz Journal seeks to deliver new and exceptional knowledge to its audience of Heinz College and Carnegie Mellon University students, professors, alumni, associated professionals, and knowledge seekers across the world.