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Academic Public Administration Studies

Editorial Guidelines

General notice

 

The multidisciplinary APAS Archive embraces administrative, organizational and policy sciences as they apply to government and governance, at local, national, European or global levels.

APAS Archive is committed to theoretical and empirical scholarship and aimes at becoming a true outlet for the best theoretical and research work in the field. In this respect, all submitted manuscripts are subjected to blind peer review, operated by a team of Editors and supervised by a Scientific Committee.

In the process of review, the manuscripts are to comply the following general conditions:

1. Selection of an appropriate community and collection of papers

APAS Archive encourages submissions for articles, books, chapters in books, working papers, drawn up or translated into English or French, possible to be listed in one of the four communities and their subsequent collections.

Upon submission of manuscripts, authors are kindly requested to enlist their contribution in one of the collections. Review of submitted manuscripts is primarily focused upon the author’s appropriate placement of the manuscript in the existing collections.

2. Language editing

Particularly if English or French are not the first languages, before submitting the manuscript the author may wish to have it edited for language. This is not a mandatory step, but may help to ensure that the academic content of the manuscript is fully understood by journal editors and reviewers. Language editing does not guarantee that the submitted manuscript will be accepted for publication.

3. Copyright

Where necessary, written and signed permission for copyrighted material has been obtained by the author. APAS Archive is not responsible for any copyright violations committed by the author of the manuscript.

4. Specific guidelines

APAS Archive encourages submissions for articles, books, chapters in books, working papers, drawn up or translated into English. Accordingly, the following conditions apply:

 

Guidelines for previously not published manuscripts

Manuscripts must be submitted for review in English language, RTF format. Final copies of manuscripts must be submitted in PDF format after acceptance for publication.

Submission of a manuscript implies a commitment by the author to publish in APAS Archive if the manuscript is accepted.

 

Accepted submissions must conform to the following norms:

(Manuscripts contain):

Abstract: maximum 300 words (with spaces), written in Times New Roman, size 10, single-spaced.

Key words: 3-5 keywords, provided in Italics, Times New Roman, size 10, single-spaced.

Text: The manuscript should not exceed 5 000 - 8 000 words (with spaces) are especially welcome. Please include all tables and figures with the text in a single RTF file. Text whould be written in Times New Roman, size 12, single-spaced, with Justified.

Titles and Subtitles

Titles should be written in capital letters, bold, Times New Roman, size 12. Subtitles should be written with only the first letters capitalized, bold, Times New Roman, size 12. New paragraphs should not be indented.

Numbering Sections

For purposes of clarity, sections and sub-sections of the text should utilize the scientific numbering system. Please note that no more than two levels of sub-sections should be used whenever possible. Main section titles should appear in bold, and sub-section headings should be both bolded and italicized.

Notes

Note numbers should be placed within the main body of the text as footnotes. Footnotes should be numbered consecutively from "1" and should be written in Times New Roman, size 10, single-spaced, with Justified.

Tables, Illustrations (Graphs, Figures)

The tables, graphs or other graphics should be written in English or French and are to be submitted in the text.

In text citations

Examples:

1.(Lewis, 1987: 53) for: Lewis, David (1987). On the Plurality of Worlds, Oxford: Basil Blackwell Ltd.

2. (Ortega, Nieto and Martin, 2002: 138), for: Ortega, Luis / Nieto, Eva / Martin, Isaac (2002). "Decentralization, Regionalisation, Federalism - form of state". The Constitutional Revision in Today's Europe (G. Amato, G. Braibant and E. Venizelos, eds.), London: Esperia Publications Ltd.

References

Book – Examples:

1. Lewis, David (1987). On the Plurality of Worlds, Oxford: Basil Blackwell Ltd.

2. Pollitt, Christopher / Bouckaert, Geert. 2000. Public Management Reform. A Comparative Analysis, Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press.

Book chapters – Example:

Ortega, Luis / Nieto, Eva / Martin, Isaac (2002). "Decentralization, Regionalisation, Federalism - form of state". The Constitutional Revision in Today's Europe (G. Amato, G. Braibant and E. Venizelos, eds.), London: Esperia Publications Ltd.

Papers without nominated authors – Example:

European Charter of Local Self Government (1985). Bruxelles: Council of Europe Publishing House.

Articles – Example:

Baconski, Teodor (2001). "O revoluţie de catifea" (trans: "A velvet revolution"). Dilema 440: pp. 7- 15 (year IX, August).

Translations – Example:

Mack Smith, Denis (1995), Italy. A Modern History, Ann. Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, (translation in Romanian by Ana Popescu, Istoria Italiei contemporane, Bucharest, Humanitas Publishing House, 1995)

 

Guidelines for previously published manuscripts

APAS Archive allows submission of previously published manuscripts in the format of their publication.

Written and signed permission for copyrighted material is compulsory to be obtained by the author. APAS Archive is not responsible for any copyright violations committed by the author of the manuscript.

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