Scope and aims

RJPA is an open-acces journal and is in the process of evaluating Creative Commons options, with the aim of adhering to the type of license that best serves our contributors. After we select our policy, we will update our terms of service and inform the authors.

The general topic covered by the articles in the Journal is administrative science. The Romanian Journal of Public Affairs seeks to:

  • explore and develop the field of governance;
  • analyze, at theoretical and practical level, the issue of public policy development and implementation;
  • encourage the work which presents new empirical knowledge about public affairs;
  • question the pattern of  present public sector organization and functioning;


Submision criteria

We invite researchers, Ph.D students, master students, practitioners and other specialists in governance, public administration, public affairs, public policy, law, economics and finance, to contribute with studies and articles to future issues of the journal. Papers should be submitted via e-mail at as an attachment with the .doc or .docs extension. 
All submissions must follow the editorial team's Guidelines for Contributors, Style Guide and Manuscript Format, as described in this document - template.

Research papers should not exceed 25 pages, appendix and references included.

Review process

All articles will be evaluated in parallel by at least two members of the scientific committee, being a double-blind review (reviewers do not know the author of the article, the author does not know the name of the reviewers). Evaluation criteria to be followed are: novelty of the topic, quality of research methodology, clarity of presentation, relevant bibliographic sources used and contributions to the field. 

The result of the evaluation may be:

  • acceptance with no changes
  • acceptance with minor changes
  • acceptance with review and resubmission
  • rejection

The result of the evaluation will be communicated to the authors and the articles / papers approved / accepted by the scientific committee will be published.

Statement on copyright and ethics


By submitting your manuscript to the Journal, it is understood that this it is an original manuscript and unpublished work and that it is not under consideration elsewhere. Plagiarism, including attempts to pass off someone else's work as your own, duplicate publication of the author’s own work, in whole or in part, without proper citation, is not tolerated by the journal.

Depending on the severity of plagiarism, authors can be banned to submit other manuscripts for publication for a period ranging from 1 to 5 years. Minor plagiarism (under 15%), without dishonest intent, is rather frequent and is handled by the editors on a case by case basis. In most cases, authors will be required to correct the text and to use proper citation. Manuscripts submitted to the journal may be checked for originality using anti-plagiarism software.

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