The International Journal of Policy Evaluation & Management strives to publish scholarly and practical research of exceptional merit, demonstrating the highest standards of excellence in conceptualization, exposition, methodology, and craftsmanship in the field of policy analysis and evaluation. Because the Journal reaches a diverse audience of scholars and practitioners, contributors should demonstrate how their analysis illuminates a significant research problem, or answers an important research question, of general interest in policy analysis and evaluation. For the same reason, authors should strive for a presentation that will be understandable to as many scholars and practitioners as possible, consistent with the nature of their material.
Manuscripts being submitted for publication should be sent to:
Professor Cheol H. Oh, Editor-in-Chief
Department of Public Administration
1-1 Sangdo-5dong, Dongjak-Ku
Seoul, 156-743, S.Korea
Correspondence concerning manuscripts under review may be sent to the same address or, preferably, by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Journal does not consider papers currently under review at other journals or that duplicate or overlap with parts of larger manuscripts that have been submitted to publishers. Moreover, since space is at a premium, submission of articles substantially similar to articles submitted or published elsewhere, or to part of a book or other larger work, is strongly discouraged. In general, this is a self-policing norm. If there is doubt about whether the policy would apply, authors should discuss any such related publications in a cover letter to the Editor; copies of related publications may be requested.
For manuscripts containing quantitative evidence and analysis, authors should describe their empirical procedures in sufficient detail to permit reviewers to understand and evaluate what has been done and, in the event the article is accepted, to permit other scholars to carry out similar analyses on other data sets. For example, for surveys, at the least, sampling procedures, response rates, and question wordings should be given. As part of the review process, authors may be asked to submit additional documentation if procedures are not sufficiently clear; the review process works most efficiently if such information is given in the initial submission.
Manuscripts that are largely or entirely critiques or commentaries on previously published articles will be reviewed using the same procedures as for regular articles with one exception. In addition to the usual number of reviewers, such manuscripts will also be sent to the scholar(s) whose work is being critiqued, in the same anonymous form as they are sent to other reviewers. Comments from the original author(s) to the editor will be invited as a supplement to the advice of regular reviewers. There are several purposes for this note to the original author(s): (1) to encourage review of the details of analyses or research procedures that might occasionally escape the notice of disinterested reviewers; (2) to enable prompt publication of critiques by supplying critiqued authors with early notice of their existence and, therefore, more adequate time to reply; (3) as a courtesy to critiqued authors. Authors of critiques should therefore send as many additional copies of their manuscripts as will be required for this purpose.
1. Submit four copies of manuscripts. Please review all pages of all copies are complete and that all pages are legible. To comply with the Journal's policy of double-blind peer reviews, three of the submitted manuscripts should have no identifying references. The first page of the three anonymous copies should contain only the title andan abstract of no more than 150 words. If it is important to the development of the paper that an author's previous publications be cited, whenever possible this should be done in a way that does not make the authorship of the submitted paper obvious.
2. The first page of the identified copy should contain the name, academic rank, institutional affiliation, and contact information (address, telephone number, fax, e-mail) for all authors and, in the case of multiple authors, an identification of the author who will receive correspondence. In the event that any relevant citations to the author's previous work have been omitted from the anonymous copies, they should be included in the identified copy.
3. Authors may send their manuscripts bye-mail too.
No copies of submitted manuscripts can be returned. On other questions of submission procedures, please direct correspondence to the editor.
All manuscripts should be double-spaced, with the sole exception of tables for which double-spacing would require a second page otherwise not needed. All pages should be numbered in one sequence and the text should be formatted using a normal single column as is typical of manuscripts, and typed on one side of the paper only. Margins should be one inch at the top, bottom, and sides of the page. The length of the manuscript of a full article should not exceed 30 pages (including notes, references, appendices, tables, figures, charts, etc.); manuscripts for "notes" should not exceed 15 pages. The average word count per page should no more than 250 words, regardless of paper size. Manuscripts that exceed these limits are routinely returned to the author(s) for shortening before further consideration. Font size must be at least 10 point for all the parts of the paper. Include an abstract of no more than 150 words. Please take care to craft a title and an abstract that are direct and "reader-friendly." Titles should be short, and abstracts should be informative for non-specialists. Please do not use footnotes for simple citation. These specifications are designed to make it easier for reviewers to read and evaluate papers.
The first lines of paragraphs, except the first paragraph of the manuscript, should be indented, Endnotes, references, appendices, tables and figures should be placed at the end of the manuscript. Parentheses should be places around references throughout the body of the manuscript-for instance, either Jones (1997) or (Jones, 1997). If it is appropriate to include page numbers, they should be indicated as Jones (1997: 85-86). Endnotes, references, appendices, tables and figures should be places on separate sheets of paper and put at the end of the manuscript. Accepted manuscripts must conform to the reference style of the Journal, but this style may not be followed on the initial submission. Authors of accepted manuscripts are also required to submit camera-ready copy of graphs or other types of figures. For unusual style or formatting issues, authors may refer to the Chicago Manual of Style, 14th edition.
The introduction should state clearly the objectives of the paper as well as the motivation and context of the research. The literature review should be limited to the articles, books and other items that have a direct bearing on the topic being addressed. Theoretical papers may devote a full section to motivation and potential usefulness of the proposed theoretical framework. Empirical papers that do not develop new theories or hypotheses should be kept short. The empirical section should give details of the methodology used only if it is new. Details of the empirical tests should be presented in an appendix. Any questionnaires used should be made available to referees and be available to readers upon request; however, they should not be included in the paper itself. The conclusion should summarize key findings and state their importance to the field.
A main heading designates the topic of a major section of a manuscript; it should be in bold, centered and capitalized. Secondary headings should also be centered; they should be in italics. For all secondary headings, only the first letter of the major words should capitalized.
Footnotes should be kept to a minimum, and they should never be used in citing references. They should be placed at the bottom of the relevant page(s). Substantive comments should be integrated within the text itself rather than placed in a note.
References to other works should be made by using parentheses in the text rather than through footnotes. The author's last name and the year of publication should follow immediately after the textual reference to the work. If there is no author, enough of the title and the year of publication should be given so the source will be clear to the reader. Example: At that time, there were several Southerners on the Ways and Means Committee (Congressional Directory, 1957)....
If there are multiple authors, all should be listed in the first reference; the senior author and the abbreviation et al. should be used subsequently. Example: The four levels of conceptualization (Campbell, Converse, Miller & Stokes, 1960).... The concept of status polarization (Campbell, et al., 1960).... References to multiple works by the same author(s) should be made by mentioning the name(s) once, and separating the years of publication of the works by commas. The work of different authors on the same substantive point should be separated by semicolons. Example: Several recent works on congressional politics (Clausen, 1973; Fenno, 1973; Manley, 1969, 1970).
If the author's name appears in the text, only the year of publication (and chapter or page, if appropriate) should be used in the reference. If you wish to refer to several articles published by an author in the same year, the letters a, b, c, etc. should be used after the year of publication to distinguish the references. Example: Patterson (1967a, 1967b) has shown....
The full names of the sources to which reference has been made should appear in an alphabetical list at the end of an article. The form to be followed in this list is:
(1) Journal Articles
Cosset, Jean-Claude & Jean-Marc Suret. (1995). "Politicalrisk and the benefits of international portfolio diversification." Journal of International Business Studies 26(2): 301-318
Donahue, John D. (1989). The Privatization Decision. New York: Basic Books.
Ashoton, Bobert H. & Alison H. Ashoton, editor. Forthcoming. Judgement and Decision Making Research in Accounting and Auditing. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press.
Caves, Richard E. 1990. "Corporate mergers in international economic integration." Paper presented at CEPR/Instituto Mobiliare Italiano Conference on European Financial Integration, Rome, Italy.
Quah, Danny. 1993. "Galton's fallacy and tests of the convergence hypothesis." Discussion paper No. 820. Center for Economic Policy Research, London.
(4) Chapters in Edited Books
Teece, Daved J. (1987). "Capturing value from technological innovation: integration, strategic partnering, and licensing decisions." in Technology and Global Industry: Companies and Nations in the World Economy, eds. R.B. Guile & H. Brooks. Washington, DC: National Academy Press: 115-125.
Salk, Jane E. (1992). Shared Management Joint Ventures: Their Developmental Patterns, Challenges and Possibilities. Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
The only notes in the IJPEM will be substantive notes used to present a brief subsidiary argument that should not be included in the text, acknowledgement notes used to thank sponsoring institutions and those who have aided in the research or writing, and notes used to call attention to auxiliary materials that may be obtained by writing to the author. All notes should appear at the ends of sentences. In the manuscript submitted for publication, all notes (beginning with the acknowledgement note, if one is used) should appear at the beginning of the manuscript, and all should be double-spaced.
(7) Tables and Figures
Tables should conform to the cardinal rule of illustration: they should stand on their own and be comprehensible without the necessity of referring to the text. This means that all columns and rows must be identified clearly and concisely, and that the titles of tables should be complete and descriptive. Table headings should appear at the top of tables. Tables should be numbered with Arabic numerals and referred to specifically (by number, not as "the table below") in the text. Tables should follow the references. Indicate the position of the table in the text as follows:
Put Table 1 here
When graphs, figures, drawings, maps, and other exhibits are used they must be submitted as "camera-ready" copy. This means that they must be clear and sharp, as they will be reproduced by a photographic process. Figure labels and captions should be typed with a carbon ribbon or printed on a laser printer. Figures should be labeled clearly so they can be understood without reference to the text. The labels for figures should appear at the top of figures. In addition, in the text, an approximate location for the figure should be identified in the text:
Put Figure 1 here