Jindal Journal of Public Policy

Jindal Journal of Public Policy : Call for papers (Submission deadline 15th October 2020)

Introduction:

The Jindal Journal of Public Policy (JJPP) is the flagship academic publication of the Jindal School of Government and Public Policy (JSGP). JJPP is one of the crucial arms of JSGP aspiring to publish and disseminate rigorous theoretical, applied and empirical research that augments our existing understanding of public policies and their impact. It welcomes original and unpublished essays from all social science disciplines and all shades of intellectual persuasions. All essays published in the Journal are subjected to rigorous peer review, based on initial editors’ screening and double-blind referring by independent experts.

Submission deadline: Though this is an ongoing submission process, if one is able to submit by 15th October we would be able to consider the piece for the upcoming volume to be published in January 2021

The main areas covered by the Journal are as follows:

  • Theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of public policy
  • Comparative study of public policy
  • Economic Policies
  • Diversity, equity, inclusion and public policy
  • Gender and social exclusions
  • Democracy, citizenship, electoral politics and public policy
  • Political Economy of public policy
  • Public institutions, and models of governance
  • Law, economics and public policy
  • Science, technology, and sustainability
  • Human Development, capabilities and freedom
  • Quantitative analysis and evaluation of development policies
  • Health, education, nutrition, water supply and sanitation
  • Environment, climate change and energy

Manuscripts should be sent in electronic format (word document) and addressed to the Executive Editors at jjpp@jgu.edu.in

Submission could be of three kinds:

  1. Original research articles (7000-8000 words, excluding references and appendix, but inclusive of tables and figures),
  2. Perspectives (4000-6000 words)
  3. Commentaries (2500-3000 words)

Broad guidelines:

Your paper your way: You may choose to submit your manuscript as a single word document for the first process of refereeing. Please follow the broad instructions provided below for the same. At the stage of revision, you will be requested to follow the style sheet used by Routledge India. The details of the style sheet could be found at: https://jgu.edu.in/jsgp/research/jindal-journal-public-policy/

Guidelines for initial submission:

  • The title page should include
    • Title, authors’ name and contact information
    • Keywords and JEL codes
    • Abstract (200 words)
  • The manuscript should include
    • Title
    • Keywords and JEL codes
    • Abstract (200 words)
    • All figures (include relevant captions)
    • All tables (include titles, description, and footnotes)
    • Ensure all figure and table citations in the text match the files provided
    • Supplemental files (wherever applicable): this would include the clean coded primary data. The data would be published on the website. If you do not want to send the data, valid explanation is needed
  • Further considerations:
    • Submission in form of word docs with 12-point Times New Roman, double spaced
    • Manuscript has been ‘spell checked’ and ‘grammar checked’
    • All references mentioned in the Reference List are cited in the text, and vice versa
    • A competing interests statement is provided, even if the authors have no competing interests to declare
    • Ethical clearance: provide the necessary documents related to ethical clearance whenever primary data collection is involved
    • Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Internet)
  • One author has been designated as the corresponding author with contact details (address and email id)
  • Undergraduate and post-graduate students should submit their papers along with a recommendation letter from a faculty who has supervised the process of writing the paper.
  • Please ensure use of inclusive language (acknowledging diversity, promoting equal opportunities, and sensitivity to differences).

Review Process:

  • The review process is a blind review process with four stages.
  • If a paper is summarily rejected, the result would be made known within the first 3 weeks of submission.
  • The author would be required to submit the full revised paper in the specific format within 30 days of receiving reviewer’s comments. Please note that mere incorporation of suggested changes do not guarantee acceptance or publication.
  • The revised paper would be sent back to the reviewer for further scrutiny and authors may be asked to make further changes.
  • Final decision to publish rests on the editorial team, in consultation with the reviewer.
  • The editorial team do not undertake language editing. The authors might be required to take editorial assistance.
  • Students are requested to send paper through faculties with their recommendation.
The Jindal Journal of Public Policy (JJPP) is the flagship academic publication of the Jindal School of Government and Public Policy (JSGP). JJPP is one of the crucial arms of JSGP aspiring to publish and disseminate rigorous theoretical, applied and empirical research that augments our existing understanding of public policies and their impact. It welcomes original and unpublished essays from all social science disciplines and all shades of intellectual persuasions. All essays published in the Journal are subjected to rigorous peer review, based on initial editors’ screening and double-blind referring by independent experts.
 
The main areas covered by the Journal are as follows:
  • Theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of public policyc policy
  • Comparative study of public policy
  • Ethics and policy making
  • Democracy, citizenship, electoral politics and public policy
  • The interface between the state, multilateral bodies, private sector, and civil society affecting public policy
  • Public institutions, and models of governance
  • Law, economics and public policy
  • Science, technology, and sustainability
  • Human Development, capabilities and freedom
  • Diversity, equity, inclusion and public policy
  • Quantitative analysis and evaluation of development policies
  • Thematic review of literature

Disclaimer

The publisher and the editors cannot be held responsible for errors or any consequences arising from the use of information contained in this Journal. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the publisher and the editors.

The Jindal Journal of Public Policy (JJPP) is the flagship academic publication of the Jindal School of Government and Public Policy (JSGP). JJPP is one of the crucial arms of JSGP aspiring to publish and disseminate rigorous theoretical, applied and empirical research that augments our existing understanding of public policies and their impact. It welcomes original and unpublished essays from all social science disciplines and all shades of intellectual persuasions. All essays published in the Journal are subjected to rigorous peer review, based on initial editors’ screening and double-blind referring by independent experts.


Editors Foreword
After prolonged and mostly inexplicable delays, the first issue of fourth volume of Jindal Journal of Public Policy is being published. This volume comes at this current juncture when the entire world is facing the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic. The heart wrenching scenes of migrant labourers limping back to their native lands, either walking hundreds of miles or somehow finding a place in packed trucks and trains have exposed the underbelly of society, and have shaken our collective conscience. Many have argued that things in the post-Covid world may not go back to how they were in the old days. Some have asserted that radical changes are due and the era of neo-liberal dominance over public policies around the world should give way to a more holistic and inclusive paradigm. As the world debates whether it is possible that we can come out of the crisis and if we do so, how the post-covid world would look like, this volume is an attempt to look back at some key domains of public policy in India in a pre-covid world. (Read More)
 
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The Jindal Journal of Public Policy (JJPP) is the flagship academic publication of the Jindal School of Government and Public Policy (JSGP). JJPP is one of the crucial arms of JSGP aspiring to publish and disseminate rigorous theoretical, applied and empirical research that augments our existing understanding of public policies and their impact. It welcomes original and unpublished essays from all social science disciplines and all shades of intellectual persuasions. All essays published in the Journal are subjected to rigorous peer review, based on initial editors’ screening and double-blind referring by independent experts.
 
 
 
Editors Foreword
The essays in this issue of the Jindal Journal of Public Policy published by the Jindal School of Government and Public Policy cover a wide range of empirical and theoretical public policy concerns in countries with different political regimes. Drawing on research from Asian and Latin American contexts, these essays engage with the themes of federalism in China, the role of international institutions in alleviating poverty, local government taxation reforms, and the position of women in conflict afflicted zone. The essays published in this issue are selected from papers presented at an international conference on “Federalisms and Localisms” and the public lectures organized by the Jindal School of Government and Public Policy.
 
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Volume 2 Issue 1 September 2014
 
 
The Jindal Journal of Public Policy (JJPP) is the flagship academic publication of the Jindal School of Government and Public Policy (JSGP). JJPP is one of the crucial arms of JSGP aspiring to publish and disseminate rigorous theoretical, applied and empirical research that augments our existing understanding of public policies and their impact. It welcomes original and unpublished essays from all social science disciplines and all shades of intellectual persuasions. All essays published in the Journal are subjected to rigorous peer review, based on initial editors’ screening and double-blind referring by independent experts.
 
 
 
 
Editors Foreword
The essays in this issue of the Jindal Journal of Public Policy published by the Jindal School of Government and Public Policy cover a wide range of empirical and theoretical public policy concerns in countries with different political regimes. Drawing on research from Asian and Latin American contexts, these essays engage with the themes of federalism in China, the role of international institutions in alleviating poverty, local government taxation reforms, and the position of women in conflict afflicted zone. The essays published in this issue are selected from papers presented at an international conference on “Federalisms and Localisms” and the public lectures organized by the Jindal School of Government and Public Policy.
 
Articles

Articles should range between 7000-8000 words, perspectives between 4000-6000 words, and notes/commentaries between 2000-3000 words. Manuscripts should be sent in electronic format (word document) and addressed to the Co- Editors at jjpp@jgu.edu.in . The Journal follows the style sheet used by Routledge India. The following style of citation is to be followed for citations in the References/Bibliography:


Book

Organski, A. F. K. and Jacek Kugler. 1980. The War Ledger. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.


Article in Edited Volume

Collier, David. 1991. ‘The Comparative Method: Two Decades of Change’, in Dankwart A. Rustow and Kenneth Paul Erickson (eds), Comparative Political Dynamics: Global Research Perspectives, pp. 7–31. New York: Harper Collins. 


Article in Journal

Maoz, Zeev. 1983. ‘Resolve, Capabilities, and the Outcome of Interstate Disputes, 1816–1976’, Journal of Conflict Resolution, 27(2): 195–229. 


Unpublished Dissertation, etc.

Kier, Elizabeth. 1992. ‘Changes in Conventional Military Doctrines: The Cultural Roots of Doctrinal Change’. Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Cornell University. 


Unpublished Paper

Kumar, Avinash. 2003. ‘Defining the Disciplines: Hindi History versus Hindi Literature, 1900–1940’. Paper presented at the Department of History, School of Oriental and African Studies, London, 11 March. 


Archival Reference

Bengal Political and Secret Department Files: various years beginning 1816. Asian and African Collections (formerly Oriental & India Office Collections), the British Library, London. 


Census & Reports

Census of India. Vol. 3: Madras and Coorg. Part 1: Report. 1951. (ed.) S. Venkateshwaran. Madras: Government of India Press. Hunter, W. W. 1885. Imperial Gazetteer of India. Vol. IV: Cochin to Ganuria. London: Trubner & Co.


Book Review/Review Essay

Wirtz, James. 1989. ‘Counterinsurgency Paradigms’, review of Deadly Paradigms: The Failure of U. S. Counterinsurgency Policy, by Michael Shafer, International Security, 14(1): 184–94. 


Article in Newspaper/Magazine

‘Aborting a Take-Off’. 1992. Sunday, July 19–25, pp. 14–15. (Add correspondent’s or writer’s name if available.) 


Reference to/from a Website

Asad, Talal. 2000. ‘What Do Human Rights Do? An Anthropological Enquiry’, Theory and Event 4(4), http://muse.jhu.edu/login?uri=/journals/theory_and_event/v004/4.4asad.html (accessed on 13 October 2011). 

NOTES: In the manuscript, they should be listed at the end of the chapter/article, as end noted and set in the same point-size as text matter (11 or 12 points) for copyediting purposes, although they will be eventually be set as endnotes.

“With its international, Asian, and Indian perspectives, the Jindal Journal of Public Policy is a very welcome addition to the ranks of serious public policy journals, and its first issue is chock-full of interesting, thoughtful, and informative articles.” 

 

Professor Henry E. Brady
Dean, Goldman School of Public Policy, and Class of 1941
Monroe Deutsch Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley


“I would like to add my congratulations to the editorial team for launching this important addition to the public policy dialogues around the world. As evident in the inaugural issue, the forum provides a space for the voices from around the world to participate in the conversations about the changing nature of public policy. I look forward to ensuing issues of the Jindal Journal of Public Policy and to supporting the work of the Jindal School of Public Policy as it embarks on a new phase of helping to train leaders for the public good.” 

 

Professor Julian Chang
Executive Director, Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia,
Ash Center for emocratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School


“In a world clogged with publications, there has been a space for a world class journal with respect for heterodox approaches to the complex and scaled eco-system of both formal and informal institutional interests in public policy and its practices. JJPP fills that space with its stimulating and exemplary first issue. Congratulations!” 

 

Professor Barbara Harriss-White
Emeritus Professor of Development Studies and Director,
South Asia Research Cluster, Wolfson College, University of Oxford, UK.


“It is clear from this first issue that this journal is an exciting venture which will cover the major questions at the frontiers of research on public policies with papers by internationally renowned scholars adopting a variety of alternative perspectives.” 

 

Professor Frances Stewart
Director of Centre for Research on Inequality, Human Security and Ethnicity (CRISE),
Department for International Development, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford, UK


“Just as public policy schools in the global south are to be welcomed, so are journals of public policy. The Jindal Journal of Public Policy promises to become an important such new journal. In its very first issue it has attracted important scholars to contribute substantial essays. It is my hope that the journal will continue to attract high quality, interdisciplinary essays that address pressing problems of public policy.” 

 

Professor Atul Kohli
David Bruce Professor of International Affairs &
Chief Editor, World Politics, Princeton University


“This inaugural issue augurs well for the future of the JJPP: high calibre authors, important questions, lucid analysis. A welcome addition to the scholarly conversation.” 

 

Professor Robert Jenkins
City University of New York

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