Public Sector Economics

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Submission of articles

All articles must be submitted electronically. Submission of an article will be held to imply that:
(1) it contains original unpublished work and is not being submitted for publication elsewhere, 
(2) all authors have contributed to the research and preparation of the article, and approved the submitted version of the manuscript,
(3) all authors have disclosed any conflict of interest.

Unless otherwise indicated, the author who submitted the article for publication will be denoted as the corresponding author. He/She will manage all communication and correspondence with the Public Sector Economics team regarding the article, will make any revisions, reviews and authorize final proofs of the article.

There are no publication fees.

In order to submit a manuscript, you first need to register.

Ethical guidelines for journal publication

By submitting a manuscript to our journal, each author confirms that it meets the highest ethical standards. Ethical guidelines are available here.

Procedure with submitted articles

All articles submitted to the journal undergo a routine detection of plagiarism through the iThenticate service (CrossCheck).

All the articles submitted to Public Sector Economics are first evaluated by the Editor who can, but does not have to, initiate the double-blind peer reviewing process. The Editor informs the authors about the standing of the article: rejection by the Editor or initiation of the peer-reviewing process. After the peer-reviewing process the Editor decides and informs the authors upon the next steps: revision of the article in accordance with peer-reviewers’ suggestions or rejection of the article.  

Preparing your manuscript

We prefer to receive manuscripts in Microsoft Word .docx or .doc format, written in Times New Roman, font size 12, line spacing 1.5. Only equations should be written in Times New Roman, font size 10. Normally, articles (including footnotes and references) should be no longer than 12,000 words.

The first page must contain: (1) title; (2) author details – all authors’ full names, titles, affiliations, postal addresses, emails and ORCID identifier; (3) JEL classification code; (4) short abstract (not longer than 150 words); (5) up to six keywords; (6) funding details and disclosure statement.

Please use British -ise spelling style consistently throughout your manuscript.

In editing the manuscript, you are advised to consult our publication template, which will be obligatory if the article is accepted for publishing.

Copyright notice

Authors retain the copyright on the papers published in PSE, but grant the right of first publication to the journal. Papers accepted for publication or already published in PSE can be published by the authors in other publications only with the permission of the Editorial Board, and strictly with proper notice of its publication in PSE. Manuscripts are accepted for review with the understanding that the same work has not been published (except in the form of an abstract), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that it will not be submitted to another journal while under review process for Public Sector Economics, and that its submission for publication has been approved by all of the authors. More about Copyright policy can be found here.

Disclosure and conflict of interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed as influencing the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Examples of potential conflicts of interest that should be disclosed include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding (more at COPE’s web page). Potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed at the earliest stage possible.

Correction and retraction policy

When the authors discover a significant error or inaccuracy in their own published work, it is their obligation promptly to notify the editor or the publisher and cooperate with the editor on this issue. If the editor or the publisher learns from a third party that a published work contains a significant error, it is the obligation of the authors promptly to correct/retract the article or provide evidence of the correctness of the original article. The list of possible updates is availabe here.

All corrections after publication must be made in writing by e-mail to editor

Open Access

This journal provides open access to all of its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater exchange of knowledge. Such access is associated with the increased readership and increased citation of authors’ work.
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