Public Sector Economics

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Submission of articles to Public Sector Economics

All articles must be submitted electronically. Submission of an article will be held to imply that:
(1) it contains original unpublished work and is not being submitted for publication elsewhere;
(2) all authors have contributed to the research and preparation of the manuscript and approved the submitted version;
(3) all authors have disclosed any conflict of interest.

Unless otherwise indicated, the author who has submitted the manuscript for publication will be considered the corresponding author. She/he will manage all communication and correspondence with PSE regarding submission, resubmissions and final publication of the article.

There is no submission fee. 

Manuscripts must be written in English and submitted with a concise abstract. The journal welcomes manuscripts no longer than 30 pages, including references, tables and graphs. To facilitate the editorial process, please follow the instructions for preparing the manuscript on the Submit your paper tab. You will need to register on the PSE Submissions website before submitting your manuscript.

Ethical guidelines for PSE journal publication

To ensure the high quality of the journal, PSE follows the best practice in academic publishing ethics. By submitting a manuscript, the authors confirm that they comply with PSE ethical guidelines for journal publication. The guidelines describe our editorial process, duties and responsibilities of editors, the Advisory Board, authors and reviewers, as well as other relevant publication policies, including those on disclosure, copyright and corrigenda. 

Please note that all papers submitted to PSE are initially evaluated by the editors, who need not initiate the peer reviewing process if they determine that a manuscript is unlikely to be appropriate for PSE. All submissions are also processed by industry-standard software to check for potential instances of plagiarism. For further details on the editorial process please refer to PSE ethical guidelines.

Preparing your manuscript - please see the Submit your paper tab.

Copyright notice

Authors retain the copyright on the papers published in Public Sector Economics, but grant the right of first publication to the journal. For more details please see Copyright notice and privacy statement.

Disclosure statements on financing and conflict of interest

The authors are requested to disclose all sources of financing if their manuscript is based on a research project financed by grants or other funding outside the institutions they are affiliated with. 

The authors are also requested to disclose any financial or other potential conflicts of interest that might be perceived as influencing the results or interpretation of their analysis. Examples of potential conflict of interest include, but are not limited to, employment, consultancies, asset ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications or registrations, and other financial or commercial interests directly or indirectly related to the results of the study. More about disclosure and conflict of interest can be found in PSE ethical guidelines.
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