About the Journal
Focus and Scope
The journal 'Public Policy and Administration' (Viešoji politika ir administravimas) publishes results of research on complex social problems which require an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approach.
We seek to include contributions on complex issues related to individual, group, organization's performance and its improvement, processes of integration both from a general philosophical point of view and with reference to the global and local environment.
There is also a focus on articles devoted to the development of social research that contributes to improving the ways of addressing complex social issues. This distinguishes the journal among other publications in the field.
Peer Review Process
Only the articles that are positively evaluated by the reviewers assigned by the Editors are published in the journal 'Public Policy and Administration' (Viešoji politika ir administravimas). Every single contribution submitted to the journal and selected for a peer-review will be sent to, at least, one reviewer, though usually could be sent to two or more independent reviewers if further advice is required. The primary purpose of the review is to provide the editors with the information necessary to make a decision. The review should also instruct the authors on how to strengthen their paper up to the point where it should be acceptable. A negative review should explain to the authors the weaknesses of their manuscript, so that rejected authors are able to understand the basis for the decision and see, in broad terms, what needs to be done to improve the manuscript in order to be published anywhere.
Journal is in four issues per year: every year Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) and Mykolas Romeris University (MRU) prepare two issues each.
Open Access Policy
This journal is published open access under the CC-BY 4.0 licence which allows readers to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles. The journal provides open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
The journal is distributed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC BY 4.0) license.
The copyright for the articles in this journal is retained by the author(s) with the first publication right granted to the journal. the authors agree to the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 agreement under which the paper in the Journal is licensed.
Published since 2002.