Australian Journal of Public Administration
© National Council of the Institute of Public Administration Australia
Edited By: John Wanna
Impact Factor: 0.537
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 32/47 (Public Administration)
Online ISSN: 1467-8500
AJPA is a refereed publication that appears quarterly under the auspices of the Institute of Public Administration Australia. The journal is supplied free to Institute members. Business correspondence should be addressed to: Business correspondence should be addressed to John Wanna, AJPA, Old Canberra House, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia or email to email@example.com
Manuscripts should be submitted online at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/austjpa
The following points should be taken as a guide to intending contributors.
1. Aimed at a diverse readership, the Journal is committed to the study and practice of public administration, public management and policy making. AJPA encourages research, reflection and commentary among those interested in a range of public sector settings, including federal, state, local and intergovernmental. The Journal focuses on Australian concerns, but welcomes manuscripts relating to international developments of relevance to Australian experience. The editor encourages contemporary and critical analysis.
2. The journal has adopted a standardised set of headings within which submissions will normally be arranged. While these headings will act as a guide to intending authors, the journal will also utilise other headings where appropriate. Research & Evaluation articles should not exceed 5000 words and will consist of typically academic pieces. Professional Perspectives of between 2000–4000 words will present material about practical and current issues but will not be required to adhere to ‘scholarly’ requirements. Controversies will contain thoughtful and provocative presentation of an argument of debate and should consist of 1500–2500 words. Rejoinders or responses to these controversies must be shown to substantively contribute to the debate to be considered for publication. From the Field pieces will be between 3000–5000 words and will consist of primary accounts or material commenting on events and occurrences of interest. Other Reports are limited to 1000 words.
3. Book reviews of between 300–800 words and short reviews or book notes of 100 words are encouraged. Reviews should not be overly academic. They should aim to alert readers to new works in the field and contain some kind of assessment of the worth or importance of new books. Book review editor is Shellaine Godbold, Old Canberra House, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia.
4. To assist the refereeing process, do not put your name on the main article. A separate cover sheet should be provided indicating name, title, position identification and word length. Another separate sheet should also provide an abstract between 100–120 words that, as well as providing a summary, should state what the article has to offer the reader.
5. Submissions should be submitted online at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/austjpa. Manuscripts should be double-spaced, preferably in Times or Times Roman font. References are indicated throughout the text, for example, (Walsh and Butler 2001) (Davies et al. 1993). Notes to be indicated first at the end of the paper, followed by references in alphabetical format, for example, Alford, J. 2002. ‘Defining the client in the public sector: A social exchange perspective.’ Public Administration Review 62:337–47. Notwithstanding the above, articles using legal styles of citation will be considered.
6. Articles not in conformity with the AJPA’s style will not be accepted for publication.
7. Submission of an article is taken to imply that it has not previously been published, or is being considered for publication elsewhere, and that the contents are original.
Copyright and Licensing
Accepted papers will be passed to Wiley's production team for publication. The author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Wiley's Author services, where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be asked to complete an electronic license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.
FAQs about the terms and conditions of the standard copyright transfer agreements (CTA) in place for the journal can be viewed here: CTA Terms and Conditions FAQs
OnlineOpen - 'Gold' open access
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Deposit of Accepted Version - 'Green' open access
Some authors will be required by their funders/employers to deposit the accepted version of the article in a repository. The following terms are offered as part of the journals' standard Copyright Transfer Agreement.
Funder arrangements: Certain funders require deposit of the Accepted Version in a repository after an embargo period. Details of funding arrangements are set out at the following website: http://www.wiley.com/go/funderstatement. Please contact the Journal production editor if you have additional funding requirements.
Institutions: Wiley has arrangements with certain academic institutions to permit the deposit of the Accepted Version in the institutional repository after an embargo period. Details of such arrangements are set out at the following website: http://www.wiley.com/go/funderstatement
For further information on the preparation and submission of articles, authors should visit http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/journal.asp. Author Services enables authors to track their article, once it has been accepted, through the production process to publication online and in print. Authors can check the status of their articles online and choose to receive automated emails at key stages of production so they do not need to contact the production editor to check on progress. Visit http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor for more details on online production tracking and for a wealth of resources, including FAQs and tips on article preparation, submission and more.
Proofs and offprints
The corresponding author will receive an email alert notifying them when their proofs are ready for collection from a website that hosts the proofs. A working email must therefore be provided for the corresponding author. The proof is downloaded as a PDF (portable document format) file. Acrobat Reader will be required in order to read this file, which can be downloaded (free of charge) from the following website: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html. This will enable the file to be opened, read on screen and printed out in order for any corrections to be added. Further instructions will be sent with the proof. Proofs will be faxed if no email address is available. If absent, authors should arrange for a colleague to access their email, retrieve the PDF proof and check and return them to the Publisher on their behalf. Excessive changes made by the author in the proofs, excluding typesetting errors, will be charged separately.
A minimum of 50 offprints will be provided upon request, at the author’s expense. These paper offprints may be ordered online. Please visit http://offprint.cosprinters.com, fill in the necessary details and ensure that you type information in all of the required fields. If you have queries about offprints please email firstname.lastname@example.org