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Public Administration and Policy is an international, peer-reviewed, open access, journal publishing research on public administration and management, specifically in the Asia-Pacific region. PAP is owned and jointly sponsored by Hong Kong Public Administration Association and SPEED, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

ISSN: 2517-679X
eISSN: 2517-679X
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Aims and scope

Public Administration and Policy: An Asia-Pacific Journal (PAP) is devoted to the integration of theories and practice of public administration and management, with special emphasis on the Asia-Pacific region. It aims at contributing to the improvements of the delivery and management of public services by highlighting issues, problems, and examples of efficient and innovative management practices. Academics, students, current and retired government officials, and practitioners in public administration and related fields are welcomed to contribute papers to this journal.

Journal information

PAP is a refereed journal jointly sponsored by the Hong Kong Public Administration Association and SPEED, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. From 2018 onwards, PAP will have online publication and global dissemination on the Emerald Insight platform.

PAP publishes 3 issues per annum.

Open access

All articles published in PAP are published Open Access under a CC BY 4.0 licence. 

PAP is published by Emerald Publishing on behalf of the Hong Kong Public Administration Association and SPEED, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. PAP is published under a platinum OA arrangement, in that all charges for publishing an OA article in PAP are funded by the Hong Kong Public Administration Association and SPEED, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. There is no charge to the author.

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Transparency statement for Public Administration and Policy: An Asia-Pacific Journal

  1. Journal Ownership: Public Administration and Policy is published by Emerald Publishing on behalf of the Hong Kong Public Administration Association.
  2. Governing Body: The editorial team is appointed and managed by the Hong Kong Public Administration Association. The journal is governed by the editorial team in collaboration with Emerald Publishing.
  3. Peer Review Process: The journal operates a double blind peer review model. All articles undergo an initial assessment by the journal editor. If they are considered suitable for consideration, articles will then be a reviewed by a minimum of two external reviewers to assess suitability for publication. Final responsibility for editorial decisions rests with the Editor-in-Chief of the journal.
  4. Editorial team/contact information: Contact details for the editorial team can be found on the journal homepage. Queries may also be directed to Emerald’s Publishing team as follows: Eva Chen - [email protected]
  5. Copyright: All articles in the journal are published Open Access under a Creative Commons Attribution license (CC BY-4.0). This allows authors to retain copyright of their work whilst others can share, use and build upon this work created as long as appropriate attribution is given.
  6. Author Fees: The journal is published under a Platinum Open Access arrangement, in that all costs associated with publishing an Open Access article in the journal are funded by the Hong Kong Public Administration Association. There are currently no Article Processing Charges to the author(s).
  7. Allegations of Misconduct: All journals published by Emerald are members of and subscribe to the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics. In the event of any allegation of research or publication misconduct the publisher and editor will adhere to COPE guidelines in dealing with such allegations.
  8. Conflicts of interest: Authors are asked to declare any financial or ethical conflicts of interest upon submitting their work to the journal. Difficult cases will be referred to the Committee on Publishing Ethics (COPE) for advice.
  9. Frequency: The journal currently publishes 3 issues per annum.
  10. Access: All journal articles are published Open Access on EmeraldInsight.com - http://www.emeraldinsight.com/loi/pap under a CCBY 4.0 licence (please see section 5).
  11. Revenue sources: The journal is published under a platinum Open Access arrangement, in that all costs associated with publishing an Open Access article in the journal are funded by the Hong Kong Public Administration Association.
  12. Advertising: The journal does not accept direct advertising.
  13. Archiving: Emerald provides perpetual access for all e-journal content by working with digital preservation schemes Portico, LOCKSS and CLOCKSS.
  14. Direct marketing: On occasion the journal will use direct marketing activities (primarily email campaigns) to raise awareness of the journal and to invite authors to submit articles.   Marketing activities are conducted by the Hong Kong Public Administration Association unless otherwise agreed with Emerald.  

This statement was updated by Eva Chen (Emerald Publishing) on 16th Feb 2021.