Call for Papers - Journal of Public Procurement

Journal of Public Procurement

Journal of Public Procurement (JOPP) is welcoming the submission of papers.

The Journal of Public Procurement is multi-disciplinary and employs a broad approach towards methods and styles of research. Public procurement refers to examining the sourcing and purchase of goods, services and works by public organisations, being national or local governments. Procurement is more than the purchase of goods and services, and recognises the management of external resources in a wider sense. As a result, the Journal publishes research in all aspects of the interconnection between public buying and private sector sourcing and supplying including the supply chain as a whole and hybrid formats like public private partnerships.

JOPP encourages research that embraces an interdisciplinary approach that more closely recognises the interconnection between public procurement and the private sector activities of sourcing and supply. Thereby being salient and pertinent to practitioners, institutions, policy development/shaping as well as contributing to the academic knowledge in this field.

High quality research from economics, management, law, political sciences and other disciplines is welcome. We particularly encourage research that closely connects with the practical context. We are keen to witness robust and thorough methodological approaches and standards as well as novel approaches that allow the exploration of novel approaches and concepts.

Topics for submission include, but are not limited to:

  • Procurement policy
  • Sustainable and responsible public procurement
  • Social value and social impact bonds
  • Concession contracts
  • Public-private partnerships
  • Procurement strategic planning and scheduling
  • Contract management
  • Corruption, transparency and accountability issues
  • Performance evaluations
  • Human resource management
  • Organizational design
  • Procurement economics, politics and ethics


Submission Guidelines

To submit your research, please visit the journal’s ScholarOne website:

In preparing papers, authors are asked to follow the standard JOPP Author Guidelines, which are available here.

If you have any questions about the submission process, please contact JOPP’s Editor-in-Chief, Dr David Loseby ([email protected]) or the journal’s Publisher, Ciara Boardman ([email protected]).