Call For Papers


    Special Issue on Public Policy Studies


    Public policy, which is embodied in constitutions, legislative acts and judicial decisions, is used by executive branches as the guidance in administration. Some scholars and researchers believe that this concept also refers to the governmental decision-making and policy evaluation. Public policy is influenced by social, economic, financial, educational and political factors. With endless problems appear, decision makers create new policies and reform the existing ones. Globalization and technical advancement bring new challenges to public policy making, implementation and reformation.


    In this special issue, we intend to invite front-line researchers and authors to submit original research and review articles on exploring public policy studies. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:



    • Policy cycle
    • Policy analysis
    • Public problems and solutions
    • Policy-making and implementation
    • Motivation and agency
    • Globalization and public policy
    • Approaches to study public policy


    Authors should read over the journal’s For Authors carefully before submission. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal’s Paper Submission System.


    Please kindly specify the “Special Issue” under your manuscript title. The research field “Special Issue - Public Policy Studies” should be selected during your submission.


    Special Issue timetable:


    Submission Deadline

    December 6th, 2016

    Publication Date

    February 2017


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