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Scope and policy
Area of Interest of the Publication
The journal seeks articles that establish or follow, analytically, the agenda of contemporary themes of public action, bringing together evolving conceptual frameworks and the practical demands of everyday public action. It seeks to place itself at the leading edge of national, regional and international debates, especially in the critical areas of the transformation of the state and its relationships with society. After a short period during which it also accepted articles in the area of business administration, the journal has now returned to its original vocation: public administration in the widest sense. In doing so, it sees the discussion of public action extending its horizons to include other actors from civil society and the business sector and intends to assume an active role – both empirical and theoretical – in the debate of current social, political, cultural and economic themes.
Researchers, teachers, public sector managers and social and political actors concerned with the effectiveness and equity of public action.
Evaluation in Double Blind Review
All articles submitted to the journal must be unpublished (national and international) and not currently under consideration for publishing elsewhere. The journal follows the policy directives of the National Research Council's Commission for Research Integrity (CNPq 07/10/2011). All the articles submitted are initially read by the editor and associate editors in a desk review, which will consider its relevance to the interest and scope of the journal. At this stage they will reject – without providing details – those articles that are not close to the theoretical and empirical frontiers of the broad public agenda or that do not respect the principles and basic orientations of responsible academic communication. At the next stage, two evaluations will be carried under double blind review and comments made on the articles suitability and possibilities for improvement. This stage could involve a number of re-evaluations with the objective of strengthening the arguments and contributions of the text. In cases where there is no consensus between evaluators, a third evaluation will be made. After approval by the scientific team, the article will go through a process of copy editing, including verification of bibliography, language and other norms. This may involve further clarification by the author(s). Following this the final version will be sent to the author(s) for formal approval after which no further modification will be accepted. The articles will be published both in printed form by the FGV Press and in electronic form by the SciELO.
Manuscripts' form and presentation
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1. National or international articles written in English, Portuguese or Spanish and with an empirical-theoretical balance.
The originals should be submitted in the following manner:
-Word file in format .DOC or .RTF submitted through the SciELO submission system;
-Double spaced; Times Roman 12; all margins (upper, lower, left and right) 2,5 cm; paper size A4 (29,7 x 21 cm);
-Between 7.000 and 9.000 words (maximum of 40 pages) including tables, illustrations, notes and bibliography;
-Summary in English, Portuguese and Spanish of at the most ten lines each and up to 5 key words in each language;Bibliographical references should follow the ABNT (Brazilian Association of Technical Norms NBR 6023:2002) and be placed at the end of the text;
-Authors already registered in the SciELO platform for RAP or any other journal do not need to create a new login and pin;
-Each author may only submit two articles per year, independently of their position on the list of authors.
The lead author should submit two separate texts at the moment of submission - the article itself and a supplementary document as follows:
- The text of the article should begin with the Title without any identification of the author(s). In addition, any direct or indirect identification of the author(s) in the body of the text should also be avoided. (See the recommendations of the SciELO platform);
Please remember that all articles must be submitted through the SciELO platform system of submission (http://submission.scielo.br/index.php/rap/login )
The journal will not accept articles sent by other means.
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