This journal aims at expanding knowledge about developments in the public administration and public sector in countries and regions not extensively covered in the major journals in public administration. We would like to have papers that describe, try to explain or evaluate recent developments in governance, public administration or public policies in one or a couple of such countries. Be it about reforms, new managerial processes, policy developments, new developments in human resource management and so on. The only restriction is that the paper be relevant for the practice of public administration research and training, for the discipline of public administration and/or for the practice of public administration.
The analyses should be focused, valid and reliable, sound and consistent, precise, systemic, and verifiable, but at the same time the outcomes should trigger the reader to think differently than before, to change perspective, because the paper contains a novel viewpoint, an original approach, research question and/or conclusion, and the findings are significant. We also encourage papers written from the perspective of trainees and students and written in such a way that it is supportive for students and trainees to discuss the merits of the developments and trends described in the paper.
One aim of the journal is to provide a publication platform for high quality papers presented at a conference of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS) and International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA) and regional groups of IIAS.
Juraj Nemec, Vice-President for Publications of the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA), Slovak Republic.
Michiel de Vries, Past President of the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA), the Netherlands.
Robert Fouchet, Director of Publications of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS), France.
Your paper should be compiled in the following order: Authors details (see below), title of the paper; abstract; keywords; introduction, main text; references (footnotes and bibliography); appendices (if appropriate); table(s); figures.
Paper should preferably be between 3,000 and 5,000 words.
All proposals of a manuscript should include the following details: full names and affiliations on the cover page of the manuscript. Where available, please also include research networks and social media handles (Research Gate, Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn). One author will need to be identified as the corresponding author, with email address normally displayed in the online article. Authors’ affiliations are the affiliations where the research was conducted.
Article Layout Guide
Font : Helvetica Neue, 10-point, 1.5-line spaced. Use margins of at least 2.5 cm (or 1 inch).
Title : Use bold for your article title, with an initial capital letter for any proper nouns.
Abstract : Indicate the abstract paragraph with Helvetica Neue Font, 8-point, Italic, 1.5-line spaced.
Keywords : Please provide keywords to help readers find your article, please give five or six.
Heading : Please indicate the level of the section headings in your article:
Tables & Figures : Indicate in the text where the tables and figures should appear, for example by inserting [Table 1 near here]. You should supply the actual tables either at the end of the text or in a separate file and the actual figures as separate files.
Footnotes & Bibliographical References :
Please use the following Template for your article.