Editorial policies

Focus and scope

The electronic journal "Public Policy.bg" provides scientific support to good governance. It is aimed both at practitioners and scientists in the field of public sector management. Both groups can publish in it, as well as vice versa – to find the empirical or theoretical information provided by the "beyond".

The journal is scientific. The articles are reviewed and selected for publishing by Editorial Board using the peer review method, i.e., by assessing the correspondence of the texts with scientific criteria (scientific problem, thesis, scientific apparatus, method, evidence, achievement of a scientific fact). The Editorial Board is composed of scientists from different management courses and experienced representatives of management practice from the central and local government.

The journal "Public Policy.bg" strengthens and promotes modern management thinking in the categories of public policies, good governance, and social networks. The journal presents the advantages of this approach to the archaic linear management, which has embraced the public administration in captivity of passive performance. The journal draws attention to the opportunities for creative, strategic, and political responsibilities of the administration.

Issues of great importance are the new role of public administration in the 21st century, the principles of good governance in the age of globalization, the network approach in governance, strategic thinking, the problems of the administrative elite, administrative capacity, and statehood. The research on the effectiveness and efficiency of the public administration is of central importance. Special attention is given to a multidisciplinary approach to the major problems of public governance.

Topics of interest include management in healthcare, education, environmental protection, labor market, immigration, administrative reform, security, social activities, relations between the central and local levels. The techniques and methods for assessing policy implementation are also of interest, as well as the financing and budgeting of administrative activity.

Although the journal focuses mainly on public policies in Bulgaria, "Public Policy.bg" is paying special attention to good governance practices from Europe and the world. Distinguished internationally affiliated members of the advisory board develop review's policy, enhance the journal's promotion, and act as reviewers, while the editor-in-chief, field editors, and technical editor take care of the implementation of policy through daily activities and contacts with authors and reviewers.

Open access policies

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Public policy.bg is an open access journal and does not charge readers or their institutions for access to the journal articles. The open access supports the rights of users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles provided they are properly acknowledged and cited. There is no article processing fee charged to the authors and articles are immediately available on the journal website once published.