Author’s Guidelines Jun 25, 2014 4:57:53 GMT
Post by Admin on Jun 25, 2014 4:57:53 GMT
|Author Guidelines||Manuscripts must be submitted in Word Document to Manuscript Central. Follow this link: mc.manuscriptcentral.com/pwmp and create an account. Questions, comments and problems can be addressed by email to Richard Little, Editor, Public Works Management & Policy, at firstname.lastname@example.org. |
Manuscripts should be approximately 25 typewritten, double-spaced pages, although shorter or longer manuscripts will not be excluded from consideration.
Each author's name, title, affiliation, address, fax, phone number, and a short biosketch of 50-words or fewer should appear on a separate page to facilitate anonymous review and electronic submission. One author must be designated the corresponding author who is in charge of all communication with PWMP.
Authors must also include a title page, an abstract of 150 words or fewer, and five keywords written underneath to highlight the major focus of the paper.
A conclusion should be a cogent synthesis of the paper's context without repeating the same sentences from the text. Each section—abstract with title repeated overhead, biography and all its parts, text with introduction and conclusion, references, endnotes, tables, and figures—should begin on its own page(s). Authors should follow the style in the Publication Manual of the American Psychology Association (5th edition).
It is the author’s responsibility to provide finished figures in a usable form. Figures should be sent as
separate files, one figure per file. MS Word, Photoshop, tif, and jpeg files are acceptable, of sufficient size to have a resolution of at least 300 dpi for grayscale format. Vector images such as Illustrator (eps) and Excel figures are acceptable and will automatically be of sufficient resolution.
Submission of a manuscript implies commitment to publish in the journal. Receipt of a manuscript will be acknowledged by PWMP. When a manuscript is accepted to publish, a copyright contract will be provided to each author to sign and fax back to Sage. The contract must be signed by the time the Managing Editor submits electronically the manuscript to Sage and faxed to PWMP at (213) 821-1039. At this point in the process, the relationship of the author(s) shifts to Sage, who sends to each author a proof that the managing editor as well as copyeditors at Sage have edited. The proof is sent to the corresponding author as a PDF file, with only minor changes expected. Any changes made by author at this point are submitted directly to Sage.
Commentary is intended to be a forum for policy makers and opinion leaders to "discuss" emerging issues and policies affecting the public works community. Commentary articles are generally solicited by the editors and edited by the managing editor rather than subject to the normal peer-review process.
Research & Theory are peer-reviewed articles containing original research that tests hypotheses or contributes to the theoretical or policy development of the public works field. These articles are of the nature of those published in the field of business and public administration, planning, public finance, urban affairs, risk assessment and management, geography, history, or applied engineering.
Techniques, Cases, & Issues describe a case study or explain the application of a technique that contributes to the theory and practice of the civil infrastructure profession. These articles should integrate extant literature into the text and explain impact in terms of managerial or policy processes, better measurement techniques, or unique applications of management or policy theory.
Research Notes are shorter pieces, 15 pages or less, that by content would fit into the Research & Theory category.
Reviews include solicited reviews of governmental reports, research institute documents, conference proceedings, and books of interest to the public works field.
PWMP Dialogue includes inquiries, suggested research topics, or commentary on articles published in PWMP submitted by policy scholars and readers.
PWMP’s mailing address is Richard G. Little, Editor, Public Works Management & Policy, University of Southern California, 650 Childs Way, Room 236, Los Angeles, CA 90089.