Central European Public Administration Review (CEPAR)

Central European Public Administration Review is a scientific peer-reviewed journal that publishes original articles, devoted to the development and analysis of public administration and governance. We are mostly interested in articles on integrative and multidisciplinary research on the field that includes related scientific disciplines, such as law, economics and management as well as political, organisational and information sciences. The journal’s goal is to cover mostly central European space, in not only geographical but mainly contextual sense by supporting administrative reforms in accordance with European principles.

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://www.cepar.si

ISSN (print ed.) - 2591-2240
ISSN (on-line ed.) - 2591-2259



Central European Public Administration Review was launched in 2018 by Faculty of Public Administration, University of Ljubljana. Its first title “Administration”, launched in 2003, was later changed to “International Public Administration Review”. In 2018, it was revised again to address predominantly central European administrative space.

The journal is indexed and referred to by ESCI (Emerging Sources Citation Index), ECONLIT, CNKI SCHOLAR, EBSCO, IPSA, IBSS, WPSA, SSRN, CSA Proquest, ERIH+, ULRICH's and Google Scholar.
The publisher of the journal is a member of the European Association of Science Editors (EASE).

The journal adheres to COPE ethical standards of best practice of journal policy.

The journal is issued semi-annually in May and November in English. It supports the principle of open access to academic publications through the full content of the electronic edition availability on review’s website beside its printed version. All the published articles are double blind peer-reviewed and screened with plagiarism detection tools; content match of less than 20% is considered acceptable. Reviews are delivered promptly. Accepted papers are published in  approximately three to six months from submission.

Acceptance rate: 70 %.

is an open access journal and does not charge readers or their institutions for access to the journal articles. The open access supports the rights of users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles provided they are properly acknowledged and cited. There is no article processing fee charged to the authors and articles are immediately available on the journal website once published.
Journal is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic International Public License.

Distinguished internationally affiliated members of the advisory board develop review’s policy, enhance the journal’s promotion and act as reviewers, while the editor-in-chief, field editors and technical editor take care of the implementation of policy through daily activities and contacts with authors and reviewers.

The publisher acknowledges the financial support by the Slovenian Research Agency.


E-mail: cepar@fu.uni-lj.si

University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Public Administration, Central European Public Administration Review, Gosarjeva street 5, SI-1000 Ljubljana, SLOVENIA, phone: +386 (0)1 5805-582

Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Polonca Kovač, PhD

Technical editor: Nataša Svržnjak