Public Administration and Development

Cover image for Vol. 36 Issue 3

Edited By: Jose Antonio Puppim de Oliveira

Online ISSN: 1099-162X



Author Guidelines


MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION

Public Administration and Development operates an online submission and peer review system that allows authors to submit articles online and track their progress via a web interface. Please read the remainder of these instructions and then click http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/pad to navigate to the Public Administration and Development online submission site.
IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created.

Pre-submission English-language editing

Authors for whom English is a second language may choose to have their manuscript professionally edited before submission to improve the English. A list of independent suppliers of editing services can be found at http://wileyeditingservices.com/en/. All services are paid for and arranged by the author, and use of one of these services does not guarantee acceptance or preference for publication.

All papers must be submitted via the online system.

File types: Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are .doc, .rtf, .ppt, .xls. LaTeX files may be submitted provided that an .eps or .pdf file is provided in addition to the source files. Figures may be provided in .tiff or .eps format.

INITIAL SUBMISSION

Non-Latex users: Upload your manuscript files. At this stage, further source files do not need to be uploaded.

Latex users: For reviewing purposes you should upload a single .pdf that you have generated from your source files. You must use the File Designation "Main Document" from the dropdown box.

REVISION SUBMISSION

PLEASE ENSURE YOU UPLOAD TWO VERSIONS OF YOUR REVISED MANUSCRIPT, ONE WITH TRACK CHANGES SHOWING AND ONE WITHOUT. PLEASE DESIGNATE THEM AS BOTH BEING AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW.

Non-Latex users: Editable source files must be uploaded at this stage. Tables must be on separate pages after the reference list, and not be incorporated into the main text. Figures should be uploaded as separate figure files.

Latex users: When submitting your revision you must still upload a single .pdf that you have generated from your now revised source files. You must use the File Designation "Main Document" from the drop-down box. In addition you must upload your TeX source files. For all your source files you must use the File Designation "Supplemental Material not for review". Previous versions of uploaded documents must be deleted. If your manuscript is accepted for publication we will use the files you upload to typeset your article within a totally digital workflow.

Copyright and Permissions

  • Copyright Transfer Agreement

    If your paper is accepted, the author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Author Services; where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.

    For authors signing the copyright transfer agreement

    If the OnlineOpen option is not selected the corresponding author will be presented with the copyright transfer agreement (CTA) to sign. The terms and conditions of the CTA can be previewed in the samples associated with the Copyright FAQs below:

    CTA Terms and Conditions

    For authors choosing OnlineOpen

    If the OnlineOpen option is selected the corresponding author will have a choice of the following Creative Commons License Open Access Agreements (OAA):

    Creative Commons Attribution License OAA

    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License OAA

    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial -NoDerivs License OAA

    To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright FAQs hosted on Wiley Author Services and visit http://www.wileyopenaccess.com/details/content/12f25db4c87/Copyright--License.html.

    If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK requirements. For more information on this policy and the Journal’s compliant self-archiving policy please visit: http://www.wiley.com/go/funderstatement.

  • Permission grants - if the manuscript contains extracts, including illustrations, from other copyright works (including material from on-line or intranet sources) it is the author's responsibility to obtain written permission from the owners of the publishing rights to reproduce such extracts using the Wiley Permission Request Form .

MANUSCRIPT STYLE

All submissions including book reviews must have a separate title page, be double-line spaced and have a margin of 3cm all around. Illustrations and tables must be located after the reference list, and not be incorporated into the main text. Figures should be uploaded as separate figure files. The language of the journal is English. 12-point type in one of the standard fonts: Times, Helvetica, or Courier is preferred.

During the submission process you must include:

Title page: This should contain the full title, a short title of up to 70 characters and author information. The co-author information should be simple, only the co-author's institution name and country should be given. No detailed addresses with department names are required. Give the full address, including email, telephone and fax, of the corresponding author (who is to check the proofs).  

On the title page please include the name(s) of any sponsor(s) of the research contained in the paper, along with grant number(s) . Please include any acknowledgements on the title page.

Main document - Please include an abstract. The abstract should be entitled summary. Your abstract should be up to a maximum of 200 words. An abstract is a concise summary of the whole paper, not just the conclusions, and is understandable without reference to the rest of the paper. It should contain no citation to other published work.  Underneath your abstract please include between 3 and 8 keywords that describe your paper for indexing purposes.  

Your manuscript should be no more than 7000 words (excluding abstract and references). Tables covering half a page would be equivalent to 300 words and a whole page to 500 words. Articles in excess of this word limit are likely to be returned to the author for revision. Experience shows that readers welcome shorter articles.

Please note that all main documents should be entitled "article" throughout the text.

Your manuscript file should not contain author/identifying information so that we may send this blinded file to reviewers.

Reference style: References should be cited in the text as name and year within brackets and listed at the end of the paper alphabetically. Where reference is made to more than one work by the same author published in the same year, identify each citation in the text as follows: (Collins, 1998a), (Collins, 1998b). Where three or more authors are listed in the reference list, please cite in the text as (Collins et al., 1998). All references must be complete and accurate. If necessary, cite unpublished or personal work in the text but do not include it in the reference list. Where possible the DOI for the reference should be included at the end of the reference. Online citations should include date of access. References should be listed in the following style:

Jin WG, Cheung YK, Zienkiewicz OC.1991. Trefftz method for Kirchhoff plate bending problems . International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering. 36 : 765-781.  

Reismann H.1988. Elastic Plates: Theory and Application . Wiley: New York.

*The Digital Object Identifier (DOI) is an identification system for intellectual property in the digital environment. Developed by the International DOI Foundation on behalf of the publishing industry, its goals are to provide a framework for managing intellectual content, link customers with publishers, facilitate electronic commerce, and enable automated copyright management.

English checking service for authors in Asia (from non-English speaking countries): A list of recommended English editing services is available for authors who want to have their papers checked and improved before submission. This list and further information on the service is available at http://www.wiley.co.jp/editservlist.html Please note that this is an optimal service paid for by the author. For any queries please contact the Wiley Tokyo editorial office by fax on 81 3 3556 9763 or email editorial@wiley.co.jp

Illustrations: Upload each figure as a separate file in either .tiff or .eps format, with the figure number and the top of the figure indicated. Compound figures e.g. 1a, b, c should be uploaded as one figure. Tints are not acceptable. Lettering must be of a reasonable size that would still be clearly legible upon reduction, and consistent within each figure and set of figures. Where a key to symbols is required, please include this in the artwork itself, not in the figure legend. All illustrations must be supplied at the correct resolution:

  • Black and white and colour photos - 300 dpi
  • Graphs, drawings, etc - 800 dpi preferred; 600 dpi minimum
  • Combinations of photos and drawings (black and white and colour) - 500 dpi

Tables should be part of the the main document and should be placed after the references. If the table is created in Excel the file should be uploaded separately.

Colour policy: Where colour is necessary to the understanding of the figures, colour illustrations will be reproduced in the journal at cost to the author.

POST ACCEPTANCE

Further information: For accepted manuscripts the publisher will supply proofs to the corresponding author prior to publication. This stage is to be used only to correct errors that may have been introduced during the production process. Prompt return of the corrected proofs, preferably within two days of receipt, will minimise the risk of the paper being held over to a later issue. Free access to the final PDF offprint of your article will be available via author services only. Please therefore sign up for author services if you would like to access your article PDF offprint and enjoy the many other benefits the service offers. Further reprints and copies of the journal may be ordered. There is no page charge to authors.

Authors resources: Manuscript now accepted for publication? If so, check out our suite of tools and services for authors and sign up for:
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Cite EarlyView articles: To link to an article from the author’s homepage, take the DOI (digital object identifier) and append it to "http://dx.doi.org/" as per following example:

DOI 10.1002/pad.345, becomes http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pad.345.

To include the DOI in a citation to an article, simply append it to the reference as in the following example:

Bennett S, Mills A. 1998. Government capacity to contract: health sector experience and lessons. Public Administration and Development 18 (4): 307-326.DOI: 10.1002/pad.345

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