- Submission and Peer Review Process
- Article Types
- After Acceptance
- Submission and Peer Review Process
Once the submission materials have been prepared in accordance with the Author Guidelines, manuscripts should be submitted online at: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX For help with submissions, please contact: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Free format submission
Journal of Management in Government now offers free format submission for a simplified and streamlined submission process. Before you submit, you will need:
- Your manuscript: this can be a single file including text, figures, and tables, or separate files—whichever you prefer. All required sections should be contained in your manuscript, including abstract, introduction, methods, results, and conclusions (where relevant for article type). Figures and tables should have legends. References may be submitted in any style or format, as long as it is consistent throughout the manuscript. If the manuscript, figures or tables are difficult for you to read, they will also be difficult for the editors and reviewers. If your manuscript is difficult to read, the editorial office may send it back to you for revision.
- The title page of the manuscript, including statements relating to our ethics and integrity policies (see information on these policies below in Section 1):
- data availability statement
- funding statement
- conflict of interest disclosure
- ethics approval statement
- permission to reproduce material from other sources
Important: the journal operates a double-blind peer review policy. (Please anonymize your manuscript and prepare a separate title page containing author details.)
If you are invited to revise your manuscript after peer review, the journal will also request the revised manuscript to be formatted according to journal requirements as described below.
You should list all funding sources in the Acknowledgments section. You are responsible for the accuracy of their funder designation.
All listed authors should have contributed to the manuscript substantially and have agreed to the final submitted version. Review editorial standards and scroll down for a description of authorship criteria.
Reproduction of Copyright Material
If excerpts from copyrighted works owned by third parties are included, credit must be shown in the contribution. It is your responsibility to also obtain written permission for reproduction from the copyright owners. For more information visit IMG Copyright Terms & Conditions FAQ. The corresponding author is responsible for obtaining written permission to reproduce the material "in print and other media" from the publisher of the original source, and for supplying while with that permission upon submission.
Title page should contain:
- A brief informative title containing the major key words. The title should not contain abbreviations
- A short running title of less than 40 characters;
- The full names of the authors;
- The author's institutional affiliations where the work was conducted, with a footnote for the author’s present address if different from where the work was conducted;
Main Text File
Please ensure that all identifying information such as author names and affiliations, acknowledgements or explicit mentions of author institution in the text are on a separate page. The main text file should be in Word or PDF format or LaTeX and include:
- A short informative title containing the major key words. The title should not contain abbreviations
- Structured Abstract
- Up to seven keywords;
- Main body:
- Empirical Papers - formatted as introduction, theoretical background and state of research, materials & methods, results, discussion, conclusion
- Theoretical / conceptual papers - Formatted as introduction, theoretical background and state of research, development and discussion of theory / model / concept etc., conclusion
- Tables (each table complete with title and footnotes);
- Figures: Figure legends must be added beneath each individual image during upload AND as a complete list in the text.
Figures and Supporting Information
Figures, supporting information, and appendices should be supplied as separate files. You should review the basic figure requirements for manuscripts for peer review, as well as the more detailed post-acceptance figure requirements.
This journal operates under a double-blind peer review model. Papers will only be sent to review if the Editor-in-Chief determines that the paper meets the appropriate quality and relevance requirements. In-house submissions, i.e. papers authored by Editors or Editorial Board members of the title, will be sent to Editors unaffiliated with the author or institution and monitored carefully to ensure there is no peer review bias.
Guidelines on Publishing and Research Ethics in Journal Articles
You will be expected to declare all conflicts of interest, or none, on submission.
Report original, empirical research, whether qualitative or quantitative, including original use of existing databases.
provide a structured summary of the existing literature in a recognized part of the training and development field, an assessment of the state of that literature and an agenda for future research, along with a comprehensive bibliography. These are normally by invitation but any authors interested in writing a review are welcome to put their proposal to the Editor in chief.
After your paper is accepted, your files will be assessed by the editorial office to ensure they are ready for production. You may be contacted if any updates or final files are required. Otherwise, your paper will be sent to the production team.