Políticas de la editorial

Enfoque y alcance

Revista de Gestión Pública is an academic, peer reviewed, semi-annual journal, edited by Universidad de Valparaíso, which promotes the discussion on public administration and public policies in Spanish, through the publication of scientific articles addressing the main issues of interest for the progress of Latin American public administrations. The Journal includes articles which use different theoretical approaches, address diverse issues and focus on a wide range of territories and periods of time, as well as administrative levels and sectors. Similarly, the Journal promotes work of a comparative nature and multidisciplinary dialogue for understanding state management in its broadest sense.

 

Políticas de sección

Editorial

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Artículos

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Reviews

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Proceso de evaluación por pares

Revista de Gestión Pública publishes scientific articles and review articles, which have been approved after a double-blind review process. In addition, it accepts articles by professionals about innovative experiences in public management in Latin America. In the case of review articles, these may refer to one or more books or public policy documents, which cannot have been published more than a year before the date of submission of the article.

The Editorial Committee also receives proposals for special issues or subject-specific issues. These are evaluated according to the relevance of the topic to be addressed and the strength of the grounds for the proposal.

To submit an article, it is assumed that the article has not been simultaneously submitted to another journal. Once approval for publication has been given, the author will have to sign a letter ceding copyright.   

The editorial process is governed by the following ethics policy. 

ETHICS POLICY FOR REVISTA DE GESTIÓN PÚBLICA

Bearing in mind that: 1) it is of vital importance to hold standards to ensure the academic community of the integrity and ethical functioning of the publication, 2) there currently exist international protocols which guide the ethical conduct of scientific journals, and 3) continuous improvement is a priority for the Journal, in order to increase its academic standards, the editorial board for Revista de Gestión Pública adopts the following Ethics Policy to guide the functioning of the publication.

The Journal

  1. Revista de Gestión Pública is an academic, peer reviewed, semi-annual publication, edited by Universidad de Valparaíso which promotes the discussion on Public Management and public policies in Spanish, through the publication of scientific articles addressing the main issues of interest for the progress of Latin American public administrations. The Journal includes papers which use different theoretical approaches, address diverse issues and focus on a wide range of territories and periods of time, as well as administrative levels and sectors. Similarly, the Journal promotes work of a comparative nature and multidisciplinary dialogue for understanding state management in its broadest sense.
  2. The Journal accepts only original works, which are not at the same time under evaluation in other publications. The submittal of a paper for consideration involves the transfer of dissemination rights to the journal.
  3. The Revista de Gestión Pública comprises three bodies responsible for academic management: the Editor, the Editorial Board and the International Committee. The first is executive; the second is the body responsible for making important decisions in terms of guidelines to follow, and the latter of an advisory nature.
  4. The Editor is responsible for the management of the Journal, in its broadest sense, in accordance with this policy and complying with the established periodicity. The editor shall suggest the Editorial Board on the policies to follow, and requires its support to define the thematic guidelines adopted by the publication. These topics, as well as others directly related with the quality and impact of the Journal on the academic community, will be consulted annually with the International Committee.
  5. The Editorial Board is a body formed by a minimum of four national scholars, all recognized as experts on the topics addressed by the Journal, whose mission is to approve and periodically inspect the editorial policy proposed by the Editor, to build the portfolio of peer reviewers, to annually examine and readapt the list of topics covered, and to make decisions on those matters determined by this Policy. It is also the responsibility of the Board to analyze and reach a decision on proposed thematic issues put into their consideration. The decisions of the Editorial Board are reached by simple majority. In the event of a draw, the opinion of the Editor shall be considered the casting vote.
  6. The International Committee is an advisory body, formed by leading scholars in their fields of study and with impeccable academic credentials. The role of the members of the Committee is to give their opinion regarding the editorial policy, the thematic coverage of the Journal and with respect to other matters that affect the quality of the publication.

The Editorial Process

  1. Any submission received by the Editor is forwarded for assessment by two external peer reviewers, experts in the subject, and selected among those who are part of the portfolio of peer reviewers of the Journal. This process is blind in two ways: the peers have no knowledge at any moment of the identity of the author or authors and, at the same time, the latter do not either know the identity of the peer reviewers.
  2. The peer review process seeks to determine whether the manuscripts received by the Journal imply a contribution to expanding the knowledge on Public Administration and public policies, whether they meet quality criteria (primarily, presenting original contributions to the disciplinary debate and meeting the methodological criteria accepted by the academic community), and whether they observe the internationally accepted ethical rules for research.
  3. Regarding the manuscript, the peer reviewers may reject it, suggest substantial modifications, approve it subject to minor changes, or approve its publication without modifications. In case of disagreement of opinion between peer reviewers, a third reviewer will be sought, whose decision shall be considered final.
  4. The Editor may reject a manuscript without prior editorial process if it clearly fails to meet the minimum format of a scientific article and shall, in such case, inform of this decision in a detailed manner to the Editorial Board.
  5. With the consent of the Editorial Board, the Editor will be able to: 1) request practitioners to draft papers on some of their experiences associated with their work as administrators in the public sector; 2) invite prominent scholars to comment on papers published previously in the Journal; 3) decide to reprint papers published by prominent scholars in peer reviewed journals in languages other than Spanish. No issue may contain more than one reprint, nor any re-editions of manuscripts already edited in Spanish; 4) invite scholars to perform as guest editors to produce thematic issues or dossiers. In all cases, except for number 3, peer review shall proceed in accordance with the guidelines set forth in this policy.
  6. Revista de Gestión Pública also receives proposals for special issues or thematic dossiers from scholars or institutions, which are evaluated by the Editorial Board in relation to the relevance of the topic to be discussed and the quality of the justification of the proposal. Both the proposals and the contents which are submitted for consideration to be part of these special issues or thematic dossiers follow the same editorial process established above. Under no circumstances does a prospective financial support for the edition of a special issue or dossier exempt the material from the double-blind peer review process.
  7. In those cases where the peer review performed by experts reveals problems related with ethical research dilemmas, and where the author does not hold a research protocol authorisation by an Ethics Committee, the Editorial Board shall make a decision upon the ethical relevance of the protocol and the submission of research results.

Responsibilities of the Editor

  1. The Editor is responsible for implementing the ethical policy of the Journal throughout the editorial process, which requires securing the independence and integrity of the process by ensuring that decisions on publishing or rejecting a manuscript are based solely on its academic quality and respect for the policy of the Journal. At the same time, the Editor is responsible to ensure that what is published in the Journal does not infringe the rights of third parties.
  2. The Editor must ensure the blind character of the peer review process throughout the editorial process, with special emphasis on safeguarding the confidentiality regarding the identity of authors and peer reviewers, along with ensuring that the materials submitted by the authors are properly guarded, avoiding their dissemination beyond the people involved in the peer review process.
  3. In the appointment of peer reviewers, the Editor must select participants solely based on their academic expertise, which must be directly related with the topic addressed by the manuscript.
  4. The Editor must, furthermore, avoid conflicts of interest between authors and peer reviewers, and must therefore ensure that the following situations do not occur between them: 1) belonging to the same institution; 2) currently or previously developed joint research activities; 3) having kinship, friendship, business, equity or other ties which affect the impartiality in their actions; 4) having personal conflicts of public knowledge, legal disputes or conflicts of other nature.
  5. Should the Editor, as a result of the peer review process, receive serious accusations of malpractice or unethical behaviour from the author or authors, the accused must be given the opportunity of defence.
  6. Should the Editor discover unethical or illegal behaviours during the editorial process, the situations must be informed to the corresponding authorities.
  7. Should a controversy over the authorship of a manuscript arise during the editorial process, the Editorial Board may not, under any circumstances, make a decision on this point, but shall instead report the situation to the bodies with the legal faculties to settle the dispute.
  8. In those situations where the Editor holds a conflict of interest with the author of a manuscript submitted to Revista de Gestión Pública (that is: 1) belonging to the same institution; 2) currently or previously developed joint research activities; 3) having kinship, friendship, business, equity or other ties which affect the impartiality in their actions; 4) having personal conflicts of public knowledge, legal disputes or conflicts of other nature), this must be reported in writing to the Editorial Board and the development of the editorial process for that particular case must be delegated on one of its members.

Responsibilities of the Authors

  1. When submitting a text to Revista de Gestión Pública for peer review, the authors must indicate that the text submitted for review is of their own authorship and that it does not affect the rights of third parties (this applies both to the main text and to charts, graphs, maps, photography or any other component).
  2. Similarly, they must indicate that the text is original and, thus, has not been previously published. Should some sections of the paper have been published, this situation must be reported to the Editor.
  3. When submitting a manuscript to Revista de Gestión Pública for its consideration, the authors must ensure that it is not currently under evaluation in other publications.
  4. Only those who have worked on the development of the text may be listed as authors of the manuscript, and under no circumstances is it acceptable that individuals not involved in preparing the text are incorporated as authors.
  5. In case of co-authored manuscripts, the authors must select one person to carry out communication with the Editor. Nonetheless, both the original and the modified versions of the text, as a result of the peer review, must be approved by all of the authors.
  6. The authors shall take responsibility for the statements put forward in their articles and must present the research results in an honest manner, without fabrication, forgery, tampering or omission of evidence.
  7. It is the responsibility of the authors to report on the funding sources involved in the preparation of a manuscript, as well as making it clear that no conflicts of interest exists associated with said funding relationship.
  8. Should the authors hold authorisations by an Ethics Committee with regards to the research protocol upon which the manuscript submitted to Revista de Gestión Pública was based, these shall be provided when submitting the manuscript. In the event that concerns arise regarding ethical issues and the author or authors do not hold aforementioned documents, they shall submit all the information requested by the Editor. Should the manuscript not be the result of field research, it will be sufficient that the author clarifies this situation to the Editor when submitting the manuscript.
  9. Should the author or authors be aware of current or potential conflicts of interest in the peer review process of their manuscript, they shall report this situation to the Editor. In this regard, they will have the right to inform the Editor, in writing and in a descriptive manner, on conflicts of interest with members of the editorial team of the publication or with potential peer reviewers.
  10. Should the manuscript submitted by the author or authors be approved, they shall sign a transfer of dissemination rights to the journal. 

Responsibilities of the Peer Reviewers

  1. The peer reviewers shall conduct the evaluation of the manuscripts according to the instructions of the Editor and the Ethics Policy of the Journal.
  2. It is the responsibility of the peer reviewers to inform the Editor and desist from performing the evaluation, should they have clear suspicions on the identity of the author whose work is to be evaluated, thus affecting the blind nature of the process.
  3. Similarly, they shall inform the Editor and desist from performing the evaluation, should they consider that there is a conflict of interest in their participation in the peer review process.
  4. The peer reviewers shall inform the Editor on any situation related to the evaluated manuscripts which they consider transgress the Ethics Policy of the Journal and/or the basic rules for scientific production, such as plagiarism, non-honest presentation of results, fabrication, forgery, tampering and/or omission of evidence.

Others

  1. Any situation of an ethical nature not regulated by this Policy shall be addressed by the Editorial Board in accordance with the guidelines established in the orientations for the Committee on Publication Ethics.
  2. This Policy will become effective as of August the 1st, 2014.

 

Política de acceso abierto

Esta revista proporciona un acceso abierto inmediato a su contenido, basado en el principio de que ofrecer al público un acceso libre a las investigaciones ayuda a un mayor intercambio global de conocimiento.

 

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