The International Journal of Government Auditing (IJGA) serves as the official publication for the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions and its members. It is an established non-profit corporation in Washington, DC and is chaired by the Comptroller General of the United States.
IJGA’s mission is to support cooperation, collaboration, and continuous improvement of communication among Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) and the broader audit community, and is published in the five INTOSAI official working languages. IJGA seeks to promote the advancement of government auditing procedures and techniques, and the exchange of ideas and experiences in the fields of compliance, financial, jurisdictional, and performance audits. IJGA also seeks to help SAIs build their capacity by highlighting mutually beneficial experiences; tools, guidance, and best practices; and providing a forum for our community to share insights and perspectives on key issues that many SAIs face or seek to address in their work.
As of Summer 2022, IJGA will transition to a new website and modernize the publication. IJGA will continuously accept submissions for each of its quarterly issues—published in Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall, as well as for items outside of the quarterly cycle. Please send submissions to intosaijournal(at)gao.gov.
IJGA will publish several types of content in each quarterly issue. Each issue has a theme that is timely and relevant to our community. The IJGA editor typically announces the theme for each issue in a call for submissions and solicits articles from INTOSAI members and the auditing community to support the development of each theme. If you would like to be notified of the IJGA’s call for submissions, please sign up here.
The Spring/Summer 2022 theme for technical articles is “Civil Society Participation in Audit”. The submission deadline for the Spring/Summer edition is July 6, 2022.
Content submitted for the quarterly issues in the following categories should reflect and support IJGA’s mission and goals articulated above. The types of content IJGA will publish include:
Technical articles are being solicited. However, because we have thematic editions and generally have a number of technical articles under review for publication, we cannot guarantee when articles submitted and/or accepted will be published.
Given the Journal’s use as a teaching tool, the articles most likely to be accepted are those that deal with pragmatic aspects of public sector auditing. These include case studies, ideas on new audit methodologies, or information on initiatives or programs related to capacity building and knowledge sharing. Theoretical articles will receive a low priority and are unlikely to be published.
IJGA seeks technical articles that have:
- Appropriate scope and level for the public auditing focus of the INTOSAI Journal.
- Thoroughly researched and factually accurate content.
- Clearly written, original content that addresses key issues affecting the SAI community.
- Valid methods, rationale, and conclusions.
- References that are current and relevant to the subject. If any references are used, they are required to be properly cited (preferably with Chicago style citations).
Submission Criteria: Articles should be no more than 1,500 words in length; photographs, charts, graphs, and other images should be at least 300 ppi and should be sent as separate .jpg files (please do not embed these in Word files).
IJGA publishes three spotlights on key issues affecting its community. These spotlights highlight examples, case studies, and best practices, among other things, related to capacity building; science and technology; and diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Spotlight on Capacity: Highlights various ways SAIs can continue to develop and strengthen the skills, abilities, processes and resources that SAIs need to operate, adapt, and thrive. This spotlight seeks content on capacity development tools, frameworks and guidance, best practices, and efforts to strengthen SAI integrity, transparency and accountability.
- Spotlight on Science and Technology: Demonstrates SAI efforts to evaluate and audit issues related to science and technology—both in terms of how auditors conduct their work and how they can stay abreast of these issues vis a vis the government programs they audit.
- Spotlight on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Highlights innovative and productive efforts across the INTOSAI community to inform efforts among SAIs to ensure their staff are valued, respected, and treated fairly. This spotlight also seeks content on real-life examples of ways that auditors can address diversity, equity and inclusion in their audits of their government programs.
Submission Criteria: Spotlight contributions should be no more than 1,000 words. If you send a photograph or graphic, please ensure that its resolution is at least 300 ppi and send it electronically as a separate .jpg file attachment. Please do not embed photos into Word documents.
IJGA will publish the following types of content on a rolling basis on its website outside of the quarterly cycle. This will facilitate timely reporting and information sharing.
News in Brief
IJGA will accept information about new activities relevant to your audit office. Examples include the appointment or retirement of an auditor general, publication of an annual or special report, the implementation of new or revised audit legislation or mandates, an anniversary special to your organization, or a “special project” within your office or as part of a collaborative effort with other SAIs. Please include your SAI’s e-mail address and website. Please include hyperlinks to the referenced reports, projects, etc. if possible.
Submission Criteria: Contributions should be approximately 2-4 paragraphs, or up to 500 words. If you send a photograph or graphic, please ensure that its resolution is at least 300 ppi and send it electronically as a separate .jpg file attachment. Please do not embed photos into Word documents.
IJGA will accept news about INTOSAI’s working groups, task forces, committees and subcommittees, and regional bodies. Please send information about new activities of your group that would be of interest to the broader INTOSAI community. Examples include ongoing group work, the publication of special documents, training initiatives, reports on regional working group congresses, and collaborative efforts with other INTOSAI groups or external organizations. Please include your group’s e-mail address and website. Please include hyperlinks to the referenced publications, etc. if possible.
Submission Criteria: Contributions should be approximately 2-4 paragraphs, or up to 500 words. Reports on regional working group congresses can be longer—up to 1,000 words. If you send a photograph, chart, graph or other image, please ensure that its resolution is at least 300 ppi and send it electronically as a separate .jpg attachment. Please do not embed photos into Word documents.
For additional information or questions, email the Journal at intosaijournal(at)gao.gov.