Teaching Public Administration
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Teaching Public Administration


Editors
John Diamond Edge Hill University, UK
Catherine Farrell University of South Wales, UK


eISSN: 20478720| ISSN: 01447394|Current volume: 34|Current issue: 2 Frequency: Bi-annually
Published three times a year in association with the Joint University Council Public Administration Committee, Teaching Public Administration (TPA) is a peer-reviewed journal that focuses on teaching and learning in public sector management and organisations. It offers an international forum for the debate of a wide range of issues relating to how skills and knowledge are transmitted and acquired within public sector/not for profit organisations.

CALL FOR PAPERS - the journal accepts online submissions for publication. To submit your paper please go to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tpa.

View the Institutional Subscription Package, which includes Teaching Public Administration and Public Policy and Administration.

‘For a number of years we have seriously missed a specific academic journal for educational issues in public administration. The re-launch of Teaching Public Administration will help us to discuss all the relevant aspects of education and training in public administration, particularly with regard to the exchange of international experiences.' Christoph Reichard, Potsdam University and Chair of the European Association of Public Administration Accreditation (EAPAA)

'Fashions come and go in the study of public administration, public policy and public management and it is as important to preserve and pass on the heritage as it is to remain up to date. Teaching Public Administration is an admirable vehicle for both tasks.' R. A. W. Rhodes, University of Southampton

Teaching Public Administration (TPA) is a peer-reviewed journal, published three times a year, which focuses on teaching and learning in public sector management and organisations. TPA is committed to publishing papers which promote critical thinking about the practice and process of teaching and learning as well as those which examine more theoretical and conceptual models of teaching and learning.  It offers an international forum for the debate of a wide range of issues relating to how skills and knowledge are transmitted and acquired within public sector/not for profit organisations.

The Editors welcome papers which draw upon multi-disciplinary ways of thinking and working and, in particular, we are interested in the following themes/issues:

  • Learning from international practice and experience;
  • Curriculum design and development across all levels from pre-degree to post graduate including professional development;
  • Professional and Taught Doctoral Programmes;
  • Reflective Practice and the role of the Reflective Practitioner;
  • Co-production and co-construction of the curriculum;
  • Developments within the ‘Public Administration’ discipline;
  • Reviews of literature and policy statements.

Submit your paper online at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tpa

International Advisory Board
Maura Adshead University of Limerick, Ireland
Amy Appleyard SAGE Publications, UK
Stephen Brookes Manchester Business School, UK
Michael Connolly University of South Wales, UK
Pamela T. Dunning Troy University, USA
John Fenwick Northumbria University, UK
Ricardo Gomes Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Brazil
Josie Kelly Aston University, UK
Jane Lethbridge University of Greenwich, UK
Joyce Liddle Nottingham Trent University, UK
Peter Marks Erasmus University, Netherlands
Alistair McCulloch University of South Australia
Duncan McTavish Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
Karen Johnston University of Portsmouth, UK
Janine O'Flynn University of Melbourne, Australia
Philip Duku Osei Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, Ghana
Christoph Reichard University of Potsdam, Germany
RAW Rhodes University of Southampton, UK
Arthur Ringeling Erasmus University, Netherlands
Michael Rowe University of Liverpool, UK
Linda Rush GEMS Education, Dubai, UAE
Roger Scott University of Queensland, Australia
Margaret Stout West Virginia University, USA
Philip Whiteman University of Birmingham , UK

  1. Article types
  2. Editorial Policies
    2.1 Peer review policy
    2.2 Authorship
  3. Publishing Policies
    3.1 Publication Ethics
    3.1.1 Plagiarism
  4. How to submit your manuscript
  5. Journal contributor’s publishing agreement
    5.1 SAGE Choice and Open Access
  6. Declaration of conflicting interests policy
  7. Other conventions
  8. Acknowledgments
    8.1 Funding acknowledgement
  9. Permissions
  10. Manuscript style
    10.1 File types
    10.2 Journal style
    10.3 Reference style
    10.4 Manuscript preparation
    10.4.1 Keywords and abstracts: Helping readers find your article online
    10.4.2 Corresponding author contact details
    10.4.3 Guidelines for submitting artwork, figures and other graphics
    10.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files
    10.4.5 English language editing services
  11. After acceptance
    11.1 Proofs
    11.2 E-Prints and complimentary copies
    11.3 SAGE production
    11.4 OnlineFirst publication
  12. Further information

Teaching Public Administration (TPA) is a peer-reviewed, biannual journal which focuses on teaching and learning in public sector management and organisations. TPA is committed to publishing papers which promote critical thinking about the practice and process of teaching and learning as well as those which examine more theoretical and conceptual models of teaching and learning. It offers an international forum for the debate of a wide range of issues relating to how skills and knowledge are transmitted and acquired within public sector/not for profit organisations.

The Editors welcome papers which draw upon multi-disciplinary ways of thinking and working and, in particular, we are interested in the following themes/issues:

Learning from international practice and experience
Curriculum design and development across all levels from pre-degree to post graduate including professional development
Professional and Taught Doctoral Programmes
Reflective Practice and the role of the Reflective Practitioner
Co-production and co-construction of the curriculum
Developments within the ‘Public Administration’ discipline
Reviews of literature and policy statements.

 

1. Article types

The journal welcomes original research, surveys of the field, reflective and review articles covering traditional public administration degrees, professional and management development and learning, and all forms of knowledge transfer. Contributions are encouraged from practitioners as well as academics.

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2. Editorial policies

2.1 Peer review policy

Teaching Public Administration operates a strictly anonymous peer review process in which the reviewer’s name is withheld from the author and, the author’s name from the reviewer. The reviewer may at their own discretion opt to reveal their name to the author in their review but our standard policy practice is for both identities to remain concealed. Each manuscript is reviewed by at least two referees. All manuscripts are reviewed as rapidly as possible.

As part of the submission process you will be asked to provide the names of X peers who could be called upon to review your manuscript. Recommended reviewers should be experts in their fields and should be able to provide an objective assessment of the manuscript. Please be aware of any conflicts of interest when recommending reviewers.

Examples of conflicts of interest include (but are not limited to) the below: 

• The reviewer should have no prior knowledge of your submission
• The reviewer should not have recently collaborated with any of the authors
• Reviewer nominees from the same institution as any of the authors are not permitted

Please note that the Editors are not obliged to invite any recommended/opposed reviewers to assess your manuscript.

2.2 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. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.

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3. Publishing policies

3.1 Publication ethics

SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway

3.1.1 Plagiarism

Teaching Public Administration and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of articles published in the journal. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked using duplication-checking software. Where an article is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article (removing it from the journal); taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author’s institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; banning the author from publication in the journal or all SAGE journals, or appropriate legal action.

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4. How to submit your manuscript

Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you carefully read and adhere to all the guidelines and instructions to authors provided below. Manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

Manuscripts should be submitted online to the Teaching Public Administration SAGE Track site: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/TPA. Please read the Manuscript Submission guidelines below, and then simply visit the site to login and submit your article online.

If you are a new user, you will first need to create an account. Submissions should be made by logging in and selecting the ‘Author Center’ and the 'Click here to Submit a New Manuscript' option. Follow the instructions on each page, clicking the 'Next' button on each screen to save your work and advance to the next screen. If at any stage you have any questions or require the user guide, please use the ‘Online Help’ button at the top right of every screen.

All papers must be submitted via the online system. If you would like to discuss your paper prior to submission, please refer to the contact details at the end of these guidelines.

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5. Journal contributor’s publishing agreement   

Before publication SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. For more information please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

Teaching Public Administration and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of articles published in the journal. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked using duplication-checking software. Where an article is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article (removing it from the journal); taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author’s institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; banning the author from publication in the journal or all SAGE journals, or appropriate legal action.

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5.1 SAGE Choice and Open Access
If you or your funder wish your article to be freely available online to non subscribers immediately upon publication (gold open access), you can opt for it to be included in SAGE Choice, subject to payment of a publication fee. The manuscript submission and peer review procedure is unchanged. On acceptance of your article, you will be asked to let SAGE know directly if you are choosing SAGE Choice. To check journal eligibility and the publication fee, please visit SAGE Choice. For more information on open access options and compliance at SAGE, including self author archiving deposits (green open access) visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

 

6. Declaration of conflicting interests                  

Within your Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement you will be required to make a certification with respect to a declaration of conflicting interests. Teaching Public Administration does not require a declaration of conflicting interests but recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

For more information please visit the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

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7. Other conventions

None applicable.

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8. Acknowledgements
Any acknowledgements should appear first at the end of your article prior to your Declaration of Conflicting Interests (if applicable), any notes and your References.

All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an `Acknowledgements’ section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, writing assistance, or a department chair who provided only general support. Authors should disclose whether they had any writing assistance and identify the entity that paid for this assistance.

8.1 Funding Acknowledgement
To comply with the guidance for Research Funders, Authors and Publishers issued by the Research Information Network (RIN), Teaching Public Administration additionally requires all Authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading. Please visit Funding Acknowledgement on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway for funding acknowledgement guidelines.

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9. Permissions
Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

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10. Manuscript style

10.1 File types
Only electronic files conforming to the journal's guidelines will be accepted. Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are Word DOC, RTF, XLS. LaTeX files are also accepted. Please also refer to additional guideline on submitting artwork below.

10.2 Journal Style
Teaching Public Administration conforms to the SAGE house style. Click here to review guidelines on SAGE UK House Style

10.3 Reference Style
Teaching Public Administration adheres to the SAGE Harvard reference style. Click here to review the guidelines on SAGE Harvard to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

If you use EndNote to manage references, download the SAGE Harvard output style by following this link and save to the appropriate folder (normally for Windows C:\Program Files\EndNote\Styles and for Mac OS X Harddrive:Applications:EndNote:Styles). Once you’ve done this, open EndNote and choose “Select Another Style...” from the dropdown menu in the menu bar; locate and choose this new style from the following screen.

10.4. Manuscript Preparation
The text should be double-spaced throughout and with a minimum of 3cm for left and right hand margins and 5cm at head and foot. Text should be standard 10 or 12 point.

10.4.1 Keywords and Abstracts
The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article online through online search engines such as Google. Please refer to the information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords by visiting SAGE’s Journal Author Gateway Guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

10.4.2 Corresponding Author Contact details
Provide full contact details for the corresponding author including email, mailing address and telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors. These details should be presented separately to the main text of the article to facilitate anonymous peer review.

10.4.3 Guidelines for submitting artwork, figures and other graphics
For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines.

Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

10.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files
Teaching Public Administration does not currently accept supplemental files.

10.4.5 English Language Editing
Non-English speaking authors who would like to refine their use of language in their manuscripts might consider using a professional editing service. Visit English Language Editing Services for further information.

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11. After acceptance           

11.1 Proofs
We will email a PDF of the proofs to the corresponding author.

11.2 E-Prints and Complimentary Copies
SAGE provides authors with access to a PDF of their final article. For further information please visit Offprints and Reprints . We additionally provide the corresponding author with a complimentary copy of the print issue in which the article appears up to a maximum of 5 copies for onward supply by the corresponding author to co-authors.

11.3 SAGE Production
At SAGE we place an extremely strong emphasis on the highest production standards possible. We attach high importance to our quality service levels in copy-editing, typesetting, printing, and online publication ( http://online.sagepub.com/ ). We also seek to uphold excellent author relations throughout the publication process.

We value your feedback to ensure we continue to improve our author service levels. On publication all corresponding authors will receive a brief survey questionnaire on your experience of publishing in Teaching Public Administration with SAGE.

11.4 OnlineFirst Publication
A large number of SAGE journals benefit from OnlineFirst, a feature offered through SAGE’s electronic journal platform, SAGE Journals Online. It allows final revision articles (completed articles in queue for assignment to an upcoming issue) to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final print and online journal issue which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. For more information please visit our OnlineFirst Fact Sheet

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12. Further information

Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the Manuscript Submission process should be sent to the Editorial Office as follows:

John Diamond (Co-Editor): diamondj@edgehill.ac.uk

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