Central European Public Administration Review

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.

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



Central European Public Administration Review was launched in 2018 by Faculty of 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 ECONLIT, CNKI SCHOLAR, EBSCO, IPSA, IBSS, WPSA, SSRN, CSA Proquest, ERIH+, ULRICH, Google Scholar, and in a process of review for:
ESSCI (WOS), Scopus,  DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals), IBZ Online (Internationale Bibliographie der geistes- und sozialwissenschaftlichen Zeitschriftenliteratur) and Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals.

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.

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, also for submission of articles: cepar@fu.uni-lj.si

University of Ljubljana, Faculty of 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