Publishing Decision

The editor (editors) of the Masters of Public Administration Scientific Journal is responsible for deciding which articles are selected for publication. The validation of the work and its importance to researchers and readers should always drive that decision. Editors may be guided by the discretion of the journal's editorial board and limited by legal requirements such as those that must be enforced regarding defamation, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The editor may consult with other editors or the review team in making this decision.

Fair Treatment

Editors always judge manuscripts based on their intellectual content without distinction of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, nationality or political philosophy of the authors. 


Editors and administration and technical editors may not disclose any information regarding submitted manuscripts to anyone other than the authors, expert editors, reviewers and publishers.

Notices and Conflicts of Interest

Unpublished material disclosed in a submitted manuscript may not be used in the editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.

Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Reviewers' ratings assist editors in making editorial decisions and through editorial communication with authors can also help authors improve their writing.


Any selected reviewer who feels unqualified to rate the research reported in a manuscript or knows that his speedy review will be impossible should notify the editor and absolve himself of the assessment process.


Any manuscripts received for assessment must be treated as confidential documents. The document may not be shown or discussed with others unless authorized by the editor.

Objectivity Standard

Assessment must be done objectively. Personal criticism of the author is not allowed. Reviewers must state their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Source Acknowledgment

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that was not cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument has been previously reported must be accompanied by a relevant citation. A reviewer should also ask the editor to note any similarities or overlaps between the manuscript being assessed and other published work.

Notices and Conflicts of Interest

Confidential information or opinions obtained through reviewers' assessments must be kept confidential and may not be used for personal gain. Assessors should not weigh manuscripts where they have a conflict of interest stemming from a competitive, cooperative, or other relationship or connection with any author, company, or institution with which the article rel