• EDITORIAL BOARD

    EDITOR-IN-CHIEF:
    Prof. Polonca Kovač, PhD (University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Public Administration, Slovenia)

    FIELD/SECTION EDITORS:
    - Prof. Gerhard Hammerschmid, PhD (Hertie School of Governance, Germany)
    - Assoc. Prof. Anamarija Musa, PhD (University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law, Croatia)
    - Assoc. Prof. Primož Pevcin, PhD (University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Public Administration, Slovenia)
    - Assoc. Prof. Anna Simonati, PhD (University of Trento, Faculty of Law, Italy)
    - Prof. Benedikt Speer, PhD (Berlin School of Economics and Law,  Germany)
    - Prof. Ljupčo Todorovski, PhD (University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Public Administration, Slovenia)

    - Assist. Prof. Nicolae Urs, PhD (Babeş-Bolyai University, Faculty of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences, Romania)
    - Prof. Michiel S. deVries, PhD (Radboud University, The Netherlands)

    TECHNICAL EDITOR:
    - Nataša Svržnjak, B.A. (University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Public Administration, Slovenia)
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    ADVISORY BOARD:
    -
    Prof. Jean Bernard Auby, PhD (Sciences PO Law School, France)
    - Prof.
    Alexander Balthasar, PhD (Andrássy University Budapest, Hungary)
    - Prof. H
    elena Blažić, PhD (University of Rijeka, Faculty of Economics, Croatia)
    - Prof.
    Calin E. Hintea, PhD  (Babeş-Bolyai University, Faculty of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences, Romania)
    - Prof.
    Nevenka Hrovatin, PhD (University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics, Slovenia)
    - Prof. Ivan Koprić, PhD (University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law, Croatia)
    - Prof. A. T. Marseille, PhD (University of Groningen, Faculty of Law, The Netherlands)
    -
    Francesco Molinari, PhD (Politecnico di Milano, Italy) 
    - Prof.
    Juraj Nemec (Masaryk University Brno, Faculty of Economics and Administration, The Czech Republic)
    - Prof. Alka Obadić, PhD (University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics and Business, Croatia)
    - Prof. Jurica Pavičić, PhD (University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics and Business, Croatia)
    - Assoc.
    Prof. Tereza Rogić Lugarić, PhD (University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law, Croatia)
    - Prof.
    Allan Rosenbaum, PhD (Florida International University, Institute for Public Management and Community Service and Center for Democracy and Good Governance, USA)
    - Prof.
    Emilia Sičákova Beblava, PhD (Comenius University of Bratislava, Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences, Slovakia)
    - Assoc.
    Prof. David Špaček, PhD (Masaryk University Brno, Faculty of Economics and Administration, The Czech Republic)
    - Prof.
    Koen Verhoest, PhD (University of Antwerpen, Faculty of Social Sciences, Belgium)
    - Prof.
    Jann Werner, PhD (Potsdam University, Faculty for Economics and Social Sciences, Germany)
    -
    Marique Yseult M., PhD (University of Essex, School of Law, United Kingdom)
    - Prof.
    Jacques Ziller, PhD (University of Pavia, Faculty of Political Sciences, Italy)

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    THE EDITORIAL GUIDELINES OF CEPAR

    CEPAR is an interdisciplinary scientific journal dedicated to public administration and governance in Central Europe in accordance with general EU principles.

    The management structure reflects the journal’s aims and scope through the Editorial Board and the Advisory Board. Members of the Editorial Board and the Advisory Board perform their tasks on an honorary basis. Although they are nominated by the publisher, they are autonomous and independent in their professional conduct.

    The Advisory Board supports the journal's policy implementation and its development, and enhances CEPAR’s promotion in general. It consists of 20-30 distinguished scholars from the relevant high-ranking universities on the field of PA and based in Central Europe and beyond.

    The Editorial Board comprises the editor-in-chief, field editors and the technical editor. Altogether, the Editorial Board consists of 8-10 editors, mostly not affiliated to the publisher. Occasionally, they are required to calibrate their activities, discuss current issues, and put forward their solutions to raise CEPAR's scientific excellence and impact.

    Processing the papers submitted: When an article is submitted to CEPAR, the editor-in-chief and the technical editor initially assess it against CEPAR's formal requirements; if not eligible, the paper is rejected. If complying with CEPAR's rules, the paper is assigned to one of the field editors, taking into account the dominant disciplinary nature of the paper, the editors’ availability, and the lack of a conflict of interests.

    The respective field editor, as an executive or a handling editor, suggests further procedures, mainly by proposing two unbiased and professional reviewers of different affiliations. After receiving the reviews, the field editor recommends follow-up actions, which usually means that the author(s) need to revise their paper if there are major or even minor concerns expressed by the reviewers and/or the field editor. In the event of disparity between the reviews, the field editor suggests which one prevails or proposes another (third) reviewer. In any case, the field editor determines the level of revisions required based on the reviewers' reports and generally acts as a mediator throughout the review process. Finally, the field editor provides their own opinion on the paper's acceptance or further improvements and, accordingly, makes recommendations to the editor-in-chief regarding the publication.

    Any communication with the authors and the reviewers is carried out exclusively by the editorial office. All procedures are coordinated by the editor-in-chief and administered by the technical editor who provide for a timely and qualitative review as well as any external CEPAR communication and representation.