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International Journal of Public Sector Management

International Journal of Public Sector Management

ISSN: 0951-3558

This journal is a Hybrid Open Access journal
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CiteScore 2017: 1.38
CiteScoreTracker 2018: 1.06 (Updated Monthly)

This title is celebrating its 30th anniversary.Aims and Scope

The International Journal of Public Sector Management focuses on the common issues which public sector managers, administrators and policy-makers face in a world of over-improving efficiency and effectiveness in situations of scarce resources and rising public expectations. Theory, concepts, methods and practical experience are all drawn upon. A double-blind review process ensures the journal's validity and relevance.

The journal derives its necessity from public demands for higher standards of service and commitment to improvement. These demands, balanced against shrinking budgets and staff levels, leave the public sector manager requiring all the information and ideas available, as well as experience, to motivate a demoralized workforce, satisfy government officials and win over an increasingly hostile public.

The journal's international content offers a genuinely valuable source for public sector managers in all areas looking for fresh ways of dealing with familiar problems. Distinguished contributors from all over the world present in-depth research and case histories which have tangible practical value and whose methodologies can be applied to solve or mitigate parallel situations.

  • Highly downloaded – over 160,000 article downloads in 2016.
  • Highly cited – over 920 cites in Scopus in 2016, with an h-index of 41.
  • International authorship – submissions from 42 different countries in 2014.
  • Long history – publishing continuously for 30 years.

Papers published in IJPSM are double blind peer-reviewed. For more details about Emerald's approach to Publication Ethics; please refer to the company guidelines.

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International Journal of Public Sector Management is indexed and abstracted in:

Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts (ASSIA), American Sociological Association Publishing Options database, Business Source Complete, Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Management and Marketing, Criminal Justice Abstracts, Emerald Management Reviews, GEOBASE, Geographical Abstracts, HCERES (France), Health Service Abstracts, International Labour Documentation, PAIS Indexes, Public Administration and Development, Scopus, TOC Premier, UNESCO Databases


International Journal of Public Sector Management is ranked by:

Emerging Sources Citation Index (Clarivate Analytics) and Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS, UK) Academic Journal Guide. 

International Journal of Public Sector Management is available as part of an online subscription to the Emerald Public Policy & Environmental Management eJournals Collection. For more information, please email or visit the Emerald Public Policy & Environmental Management eJournals Collection page.

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This journal is a member of and subscribes to the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics. More on Emerald's approach is available in our Publication Ethics guidelines.

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