Administratio Publica,quarterly journal,academic scholarship,Public Administration,Management,Assadpam

Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

1. Administratio Publica is a quarterly journal. The aim of the journal is to promote academic scholarship in Public Administration and Management and related fields.

2. Administratio Publica publishes original theoretical and empirical manuscripts in Public Administration, Public Management and Public governance related fields (teaching, research and learning). This includes articles, debates, research notes, review articles and book reviews in English.

3. All articles, research notes and review articles are submitted to the Chief Editor. The Chief Editor decides whether a proposed article falls within the ambit of scholarly material and research that supports the objectives of ASSADPAM. The article is then submitted to subject specialist referees for evaluation. Normally, these referees are members of the editorial board of the Journal. In the case of any one of two reviewers rejecting the article completely, the editorial committee considers the reports, and may appoint another independent reviewer.

4. Anonymity is maintained by omitting the name of the author and all identifying footnotes or other references in the text. Referee reports may be made available to authors but the names of the referees will be withheld. The particulars of referees will only be made known to the Department of Education, for purposes of auditing the requirements as set out by the Policy for the Measurement of Research Output of Public Higher Education Institutions (Higher Education Act 101 of 1997).

5. Copyright of published material vests with ASSADPAM (Association of Southern African Schools and Departments of Public Administration and Management). Authors, however, bear full responsibility for the contents of their own contributions. Opinions expressed in the journal are those of the authors, and are not necessarily subscribed to by the Chief Editor, the editorial committee, the Editorial Board, or the Executive Committee of ASSADPAM.

6. Accepted papers will, as far as possible, be published in the sequence in which they were received. A page fee will be charged for all articles approved for publication. This fee is subject to annual adjustment.

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

1. All manuscripts are submitted to the Chief Editor, who decides whether a proposed contribution falls within the ambit of the scholarly material and research that supports the objectives of ASSADPAM.


2. The Chief Editor submits the manuscript for evaluation to referees who are members of the Editorial Committee, the Editorial Board or are a potential external reviewer, after considering the following selection criteria for a reviewer: his/her area(s) of specialization, impartiality,potential conflict of interest, quality of previous review/referee outputs, availability and frequency of previous review/referee inputs.


3. Author anonymity is maintained by omitting the name of the author and all identifying footnotes or other references in the text.

4. Referee reports may be made available to authors but the names of the referees will be withheld.

5. The particulars of referees will only be made known to the Department of Education, for purposes of auditing the requirements as set out by the Policy for the Measurement of Research Output of Public Higher Education Institutions (Higher Education Act 101, 1997).

6. In the case of any one of two reviewers rejecting the manuscript completely, the editorial committee considers the reports, and may appoint another independent reviewer.

7. Approved manuscripts will, as far as possible, be published in the sequence in which they were received.

8. A page fee will be charged for all articles approved for publication. This fee is subject to annual adjustment.

9. Opinions expressed in the journal are those of the authors, and are not necessarily subscribed to by the Chief Editor, the Editorial Committee, the Editorial Board, or the Executive Committee of ASSADPAM.

10. Copyright of published material vests with ASSADPAM (Association of Southern African Schools and Departments of Public Administration and Management). Authors, however, bear full responsibility for the contents of their own contributions.

11. Manuscripts will be submitted to an electronic plagiarism detection programme to confirm originality of content before they are sent to reviewers.

12. A statement should accompany all manuscripts containing a declaration by the author(s) that:

12.1. The manuscript has not been published, is not being published, or is not being considered for any other publication (including a conference proceedings) elsewhere, and will not be submitted for publication elsewhere unless rejected by the Editorial Committee.
12.2. The article contains no plagiarism of others’ intellectual capital,
12.3. No inconsistent data are omitted or fabricated data presented, and
12.4. The author(s) are willing to pay the page fee, if the article is approved for publication.

13. Both the date of receipt and date of acceptance of a manuscript will be displayed in theprinted version.

14. Post-publication detection of errors and falsifications will be retracted in print in the first edition of the journal after such detection.

15. All reports and substantive correspondence relating to all published papers will be properly and accessibly stored,

16. All substantive contributions to an edition will be contextualized in an introduction in each issue and assessed in an Editorial overview of the volume.

17. If the Chief Editor, a Guest Editor, the Deputy Editor or any member of the Editorial Committee submits a manuscript for publication in Administratio Publica, they will recuse themselves from participating in any decision on that manuscript.

18. The Chief Editor will compile an annual report on the journal, with recommendations for journal improvement, for consideration by the Editorial Committee, the Editorial Board and the ASSADPAM Exco.

19. A list of peer reviewers used will be published once a once a year, and reviewers who default on their obligations will not be retained for further service.

20. Examination of scholarly work submitted for publication in a journal as part of a thesis or dissertation will not replace peer review.

21. Any manuscript considered for publication as a fully accredited article must be based on original research findings.

22. An extract from an unpublished conference proceeding, academic essay, dissertation or thesis will be considered for publications as an accredited research report and not a full article because it is based on secondary findings.

23. An author will only be allowed to publish contributions in the journal to a maximum of one (1) research subsidy point per volume.

24. As ASSADPAM is a professional service organization in the field of Public Administration, Public Management and Public Governance pursuing non profit goals, the EXCO, Editorial Committee Members (including the Editors) and Advisory Council members will not be remunerated for their services.

 

Publication Frequency

Administratio Publica is a quarterly peer-reviewed DoHET accredited journal and produced four (4) times a year. The aim of the journal is to promote original academic scholarship, teaching, research and learning in Public Administration, Public Management and Public Governance that make an original contribution to these disciplinary fields and related fields. Only contributions of paid-up members of ASSADPAM or of international scholars in the disciplines of Public Administration, Public Management or Public Governance will be considered for publication.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...