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Scope and policy
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.
The journal accepts contributions from all academic areas that are concerned with the effectiveness and equity of public action, including public administration; development studies; human, social political sciences; organizational and third sector studies; social administration and public policy.
Double Blind Review Evaluation
Flowchart of the editorial process
Manuscripts' form and presentation
The Revista de Administração Pública has open and free access to read and download of the papers.
The published papers are the sole responsibility of their authors. The opinions stated therein don’t necessarily express the viewpoint of the Getulio Vargas Foundation. Articles must be original, except for works published in proceedings of conferences.
The Journal uses the similarity verification software of content - plagiarism policy (iThenticate) in all papers submitted to the journal.
There is no fee for submission and evaluation articles.
The sections published in RAP
Manuscripts' form and presentation
Surname of one author: Silva (2004) or (Silva, 2004)
Surnames of two authors: Melo and Araújo (2007) or (Melo and Araújo, 2007)
Surnames of three authors: McCubbins, Noll, and Weingast (1987) or (McCubbins, Noll, and Weingast, 1987)
Surnames of more than three authors: Nunes and collaborators (2007) or (Nunes et al., 2007)
Quotes of different authors: (Mueller and Pereira, 2002; Correa et al., 2006); (Bresser-Pereira, 2005a, 2005b; Presidência da República, 1995); or ... Cf. Correa and collaborators (2006); Mueller (2002); Mueller and Pereira (2002); Pacheco (2003)
Quotes with indication of pages: ... According to Vianna (1997:13) or (Vianna, 1997:13)
Attention for compiling the bibliography and indicating the date of materials cited throughout the text. Every reference cited in the text’s body should be included in the list of references presented at the end of the paper, and vice versa.
- Bibliographical references should follow the ABNT (Brazilian Association of Technical Norms NBR 6023:2002) and RAP Norms and be placed at the end of the text:
João Cabral de Melo Neto
Conferences and Meetings:
- Number of authors: the maximum number of authors per article is 5; no alterations to authorship are permitted (inclusion or substitution) after desk review and double blind review phases.
The lead author should submit two separate texts at the moment of submission - the paper itself and a supplementary document as follows:
Please remember that all papers must be submitted through the ScholarOne Manuscripts platform system of submissionThe journal will not accept papers sent by other means.
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