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of the Journal of Evaluation (ZfEv)

Objectives of the journal

The Journal for Evaluation (ZfEv) aims to provide a platform for

  • the professional dialog between science and practice
  • the interdisciplinary bundling of sectoral expertise
  • international exchange in the German-speaking world
  • the communication and discussion of new developments
  • the dissemination of standards in evaluation

Topics of the journal

The ZfEv publishes both scientific articles and practice-oriented field reports on

  • theoretical foundations of evaluation studies
  • methodological concepts for evaluations
  • application examples for the planning and implementation of evaluations
  • possibilities and limitations of the use of evaluation results
  • Presentation of evaluation institutions and services
  • up-to-date information on various subject areas
  • Background information on the practical implementation of evaluations
  • Developments in the quality assurance of evaluations

The ZfEv offers an information forum for:

  • Organizations that commission evaluation studies
  • Users of evaluation studies
  • freelance evaluators
  • Consulting firms that carry out evaluations
  • Scientists from various disciplines who are involved in evaluation research
  • Members of German-speaking evaluation societies