The Central European Journal of Public Policy (CEJPP) is an open-access, multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal with primary focus upon analytical, theoretical and methodological articles in the field of public policy.
The journal does not have article processing charges (APCs) nor article submission charges.
The aim of the CEJPP is to provide academic scholars and professionals in different policy fields with the latest theoretical and methodological advancements in public policy supported by sound empirical research. The CEJPP addresses all topics of public policy including social services and healthcare, environmental protection, education, labour market, immigration, security, public financing and budgeting, administrative reform, performance measurements, governance and others. It attempts to find a balance between description, explanation and evaluation of public policies and encourages a wide range of social science approaches, both qualitative and quantitative. Although the journal focuses primarily upon Central Europe, relevant contributions from other geographical areas are also welcomed in order to enhance public policy research in Central Europe.
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The CEJPP addresses significant political, economic and social issues of contemporary societies. It is a source of high quality research, aimed at academics, policy-makers and practitioners interested in public policy.
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All manuscripts for peer-reviewed sections of the journal (e.g. Articles and Student Work) must be submitted through the online submission system.
Criteria for Publication The CEJPP accepts original manuscripts with sound theoretical, methodological and empirical grounding. We will not review manuscripts that are currently under review for publication or that have been printed in another journal in English. The CEJPP publishes papers within the broad field of public policy including recent developments in research, scholarship and practice within public policy, public administration, government, public management and public policy theory. Authors are welcome to email an abstract to the Editor-in-Chief, prior to formal submission, if they wish for guidance on the appropriateness of their proposed article, as the CEJPP welcomes innovative ideas and approaches.
Section Policies Articles - Open Submission, Indexed, Peer Reviewed Student Work - Open Submission, Indexed, Peer Reviewed Book Review - Open Submission, Indexed Discussion - Open Submission, Indexed Editorial – Indexed News - X
Authorship All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. Those who contributed to the work but do not meet the authorship criteria can be mentioned in the Acknowledgments. The principal author must be prepared to sign the license agreement on behalf of all the authors.
Plagiarism The CEJPP takes issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication seriously. Plagiarism is not acceptable and plagiarized content will not be considered for publication. If plagiarism is identified, we will follow the COPE plagiarism guidelines. The CEJPP uses CrossCheck to screen submitted content for originality, and a follow-up investigation is done if the software raises any concerns. If plagiarism is detected during the peer review process, the manuscript may be rejected. If plagiarism is detected after publication, we may issue a correction or retract the paper, as appropriate. We reserve the right to inform authors’ institutions about plagiarism detected either before or after publication.
Editor-in-Chief Assoc. Prof. Michal Plaček, Charles University, Czech Republic
Deputy/ Managing Editor Pavel Mička, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
Editorial Advisory Board Dr. Attila Bartha, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary Prof. Thierry Berthet, The Institute of Political Studies of Bordeaux, France Prof. Jean-Michel De Waele, Centre d'Etude de la Vie Politique (CEVIPOL), Universit libre de Bruxelles, France Prof. Ľudmila Malíková, Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences, Comenius University, Slovakia Dr. Jürgen R. Grote, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany Prof. František Ochrana, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, Czech Republic Prof. Martin Potůček, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, Czech Republic Prof. Peter Schmidt, Justus-Liebig University, Germany Prof. Andy Smith, The Institute of Political Studies of Bordeaux, France Dr. Katarína Staroňová, Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences, Comenius University, Slovakia, Slovakia Dr. Nigel Swain, School of History, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom Prof. László Vass, Budapest School of Communication and Business, Hungary Prof. Christopher M. Weible, University of Colorado, Denver, USA Prof. Nikolaos Zahariadis, Rhodes College, Memphis, USA
Editors Olga Angelovská, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic Dr. Eva M. Hejzlarová, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic Dr. Milan Hrubeš, Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University in Brno, Chech Republic Dr. Jan Ludvik, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic Dr. Martin Nekola, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic Dr. Vilém Novotný, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic Jana Soukopova, Faculty Economics and Administration, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic Assoc. Prof. Gabriela Vacekova, Faculty Economics and Administration, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic Prof. Arnošt Veselý, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic