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Author Guidelines

This journal publishes the articles analyzing public policy and administration theoretical and practical problems. The priority is given to the articles that emphasize the topicality of modern public policy and public administration in European Union countries, including the reform of public administration system, the adjustment of any EU country's public administration system to the requirements of European Union and etc. The reviews of the problems discussed in the conferences, the critique of new published public administration books and information about the events in scientific and academic field of EU countries' public administration institutions are also published in the journal.

The articles of authors from Lithuania are published in Lithuanian and the articles of authors from foreign countries are published in English, French, Russian, German.

The articles should not exceed 30 000 symbols or 10-12 pages in Times New Roman with 1.5 spaces. The article should begin with an abstract of no less than 600 symbols written in the same language as an article and should end with the Annotation of no less than 600 symbols. The Abstract of articles written in Lithuanian should be written in English and Annotation of articles written in foreign language should be in Lithuanian.

An article should include the following sections: the title, author’s name and surname, workplace and its’ address:

                                    Rafał Nagaj

Faculty of Economics and Management, University of Szczecin

                64 Mickiewicza, Szczecin 71-101, Poland

                              Brigita Žuromskaitė

Faculty of Politics and Management, Mykolas Romeris University

             Valakupių st. 5, LT-10101 Vilnius, Lithuania

abstract, keywords in Lithuanian and English, text, conclusions, bibliography, annotation, author’s personal data at the end of the article strictly according to the following format:

Alvydas Raipa – Mykolo Romerio universiteto Politikos ir vadybos Fakulteto
Viešojo administravimo instituto profesorius, socialinių mokslų daktaras.
E. paš

Alvydas Raipa – Doctor Habilitatus of Social Sciences, is a Professor at
the Institute of Public Administration, Faculty of Social Sciences,
Mykolas Romeris University.

It is desirable that the article should be divided into paragraphs. The essential thing of the first paragraph (Introduction) is to substantiate subject relevance and to define problem, subject, the aim and the methods of the research, describe the relation with the works of other investigators. The same information should be condensed in the abstract and annotation as well. Main conclusions should be stated at the end of the article. The conclusions must be enumerated.

Bibliographic references should be given in Chicago style (Johnson 2017, p. 6-7). In the bibliography list the references are given in original language and should respond the following requirements:

Articles in the periodical:
1. Norkus Z. Du galios veidrodžiai. Politologija, 1998, T. 1, Nr. 11, p. 103-116.
2. Brewer, G. A., Selden, S. C., and Facer, R. L. Individual Conceptions of Public Service Motivation. Public Administration Review, May/June 2000, Vol. 50, No 3, p. 240-253.
Articles in notes or chapters in books of multiple authors:
3. Raipa A. Viešoji politika ir analizė: viešojo administravimo politinis kontekstas. Kn.: A. Raipa (red.). Viešasis administravimas. Kaunas: Technologija, 1999, p. 17-41.
4. Gulick, L. Notes on the Theory of Organization. In: L. Gulick and L. Urwick (eds.). Papers on the Science of Administration. New York: Institute of Public Administration, 1937, p. 1-46.
5. Vadapalas V. Tarptautinė teisė. Vilnius: Eugrimas, 1998.
6. Denhardt, R. B. and Grubbs, J. W. Public Administration: An Action Orientation (3rd ed.). Harcourt Brace College Publishers, 1999.
7. Heeks, R. (ed.). Reinventing Government in the Information Age. London and New York: Routledge, 1999.
8. Merriam-Webster’s collegiate dictionary (10th ed.). Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster, 1993.
Institutional books:
9. Švietimas. Vilnius: Statistikos departamentas prie Lietuvos Respublikos Vyriausybės, 2000.
10. Municipal Year Book. Washington, DC: International City Management Association, 1992.
Legislation and government resolutions:
11. Lietuvos Respublikos audito įstatymas. Valstybės žinios, 1999, Nr. 59-1916.
12. Lietuvos Respublikos Vyriausybės 2000 m. vasario 7 d. nutarimas Nr. 127 Dėl valstybės įmonių ir įstaigų audito. Valstybės žinios, 2000, Nr. 13-323.
13. Tarptautinis bendradarbiavimas. [2001-04-20].
14. eEurope: An Information Society For All. en.htm [2001-02-01].

The authors are encouraged to use Archives (starting from 2017) to get better understanding of the format of an article.

Starting from the year 2018 the publication fee (125-200 EU) can be requested from the foreign authors. The decision is made by Editorial Board members after the review process is accomplished.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The article should be submitted in electronic copy. Text editor Microsoft Word; font Times New Roman. All submissions must be 1.5 spaced on one side paper of A4 format and with margins as follows: top 2 cm, left and right – 1.8 cm. Each paragraph should begin with indention of 0.6 cm. For article text font size is 12 pt, for summary and bibliography list font size is 10 pt.
  2. Consider the Ethical Guidelines
  3. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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