Programs that help young scholars navigate and SUCCEED in the publishing process are your best friends in grad school. Below, I’ve listed a few related to my research interests. Just know that it’s likely that most editors will be willing to walk you through the process a bit. But, it obviously depends on your field and the specific journal so speak to your advisor and do some crowdsourcing before you hit send on that email!
State and Local Government Review https://journals.sagepub.com/pb-assets/cmscontent/slg/slgr_young_scholars.pdf
Public Administration Quarterly – contact me for this program, h.lebovits[at]vikes.csuohio.edu
Journal of Health and Human Services Administration https://jhhsa.spaef.org/submission (scroll down for emerging scholars information)
Journal of Urban Affairs https://urbanaffairsassociation.org/2015/06/03/journal-of-urban-affairs-scholar-development-program/