Lex ET Scientia International Journal - Administrative Science Series
JOURNAL EDITORIAL POLICY
The objective of this editorial policy is to provide clear explanations and guidelines relating to the editorial terms and rules regarding the review process for the LESIJ.GSS. All members of the international Editorial Review Board of LESIJ.GSS are expected to familiarize themselves with the policies outlined and respectfully follow the rules and terms of the review process established for this journal.
Mission of LESIJ.GSS
LESIJ.GSS is an international journal intended to meet the present need for the dissemination of new information, ideas and methods, to both practitioners and academicians in the social and administrative sciences area.
LESIJ.GSS provides analyses and commentaries relating to all areas of the social and administrative sciences.
LESIJ.GSS offers an international platform for cross-border research in the social and administrative sciences field. First of all, this concerns research in which the boundaries of the classic branches of the social and administrative sciences are crossed over, by approaching them from an overall, comparative perspective. The journal aims to offer room for the contributions provided not only by well-known researchers, but also and especially by young researchers, allowing them to access the field of social and administrative sciences research.
LESIJ.GSS is designed to encourage interest in all matters relating to social and administrative sciences, with an emphasis on matters of theory and on broad issues arising from their relationships to other disciplines.
LESIJ.GSS provides practitioners, sociologists, specialists in the administrative area, professors, and social and administrative sciences students with cogent analyses of important topics in the matter.
LESIJ.GSS offers a forum for discussion of topical questions relating to social and administrative sciences.
LESIJ.GSS publishes original research papers, review articles, book reviews and announcements in the field of social and administrative sciences.
LESIJ.GSS encourages comparative research.
LESIJ.GSS presents the achievements of the social and administrative sciences in Romania, making at the same time a comparative study relating to the conditions existing abroad. Recently, the editors have encouraged any contributions from abroad, aiming at covering the study of social and administrative sciences in Central and Eastern Europe.
Coverage of LESIJ.GSS
Topics to be covered in this journal include (without limitation) the following:
• public administration theories
• public administration within integration context
• public administration and social security law
• public sector economy
• paradigms of social explanation
• sociology of organisations
• sociology of communication, public opinion and mass-media
• legal sociology
• economic sociology
• political sociology
• international relationships sociology
• intercultural communication and integration
• social innovation
• education and social change
Upon the receipt of a manuscript for consideration, the Editor selects minimum two reviewers from the members of the international Editorial Review Board of LESIJ.GSS in order to review the submitted manuscript on a double-blind basis. Assignment of reviewers is based on the current reviewer assignment load and also on the number of manuscripts received throughout the year by each selected reviewer.
As members of the Editorial Review Board, reviewers are expected to evaluate the manuscripts sent to them in a timely and thorough manner. By providing constructive comments, even if the manuscript is not, in their opinion, publishable, the reviewers are doing a service to their colleagues. The comments made specifically to the author will be shared with them. Because this is a double-blind peer review system, authors will not know the identity of the reviewer and vice versa unless the reviewer decides to waive this anonymity by affixing his/her name to the reviewer evaluation form.
To ensure the high quality of the published material, LESIJ.GSS uses a group of experts to review the submitted manuscripts. All submissions for LESIJ.GSS will be received electronically. Upon the Editor receipt of the manuscript, a copy of the manuscript, along with a “Manuscript Evaluation Form,” will be sent to each selected reviewer for the manuscript. The journal’s “Guidelines for Manuscript Submissions” clearly state that the authors should not include any reference to their names or affiliations in the main body of the manuscript, and every effort will be made by the Editor to make sure that no such reference is made in the manuscript prior to its forwarding to the reviewers. However, it is also the responsibility of the reviewer to notify the Editor should any reference to the authors’ names be found in the main body of the manuscript.
Members of the international Editorial Review Board of LESIJ.GSS are expected to review 6-8 manuscripts a year. Reviewers must return their reviews to the Editor, electronically, 2-4 weeks since the date the manuscript has been received by the reviewer. Reviews should be extensive and constructive, and reviewers should avoid making any derogatory and unprofessional comments such as “my kids write better than this….” If, in the opinion of the reviewer, the manuscript is not publishable, the reviewer must make every attempt to provide extensive comments/feedback in regard to why the paper is not acceptable and to provide the authors with constructive directions. This is a professional service that we all provide to our colleagues in the hope of improving the overall quality of work in our discipline. All appropriate comments received are forwarded to the authors without revealing the reviewer’s identity since this is a double-blind peer review process. However, the reviewer has the option to waive this anonymity by affixing his/her name to the reviewer evaluation form. (Note: should the reviewer feel that he/she is familiar with the identity of the authors of the submitted work, he/she must notify the Editor regarding his/her concerns to make sure that the integrity of the double-blind peer review process is not compromised).
LESIJ.GSS invites prospective book reviewers to submit their review of either textbooks or professional books for possible inclusion in the journal. Reviewers should focus on the following guidelines when developing the book review: Book reviews must not exceed 1,500 words. Reviews should summarize the book and indicate the highlights, strengths, and weaknesses of the book. Reviews should evaluate the organizational and managerial applications of the material discussed in the book relevant to areas of the social and administrative sciences Reviews should critique and constructively evaluate the authors’ work and not merely list the chapters’ contents. The writing style, accuracy, relevance, and the need for such a work in the discipline should be analyzed. Reviews must include the title of the book, author, publishing company, publication date, number of pages, cost (if listed), and the ISBN number. Each submission must be accompanied by a short biography of the reviewer.
LESIJ.GSS also encourages the submission of case studies based on actual cases relating to different issues of the social and administrative sciences. Case studies must end by providing any lessons learned or conclusions drawn from the studied matter.
EBSCOhost and DOAJ Membership
LESIJ.GSS is indexed by EBSCOhost and DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals).
LESIJ.GSS is an official publication of the “Nicolae Titulescu” University. Please take the time to visit the Web site at www.univnt.ro to apply for membership.
All submissions and inquires should be directed to the attention of:
Oana Simona Hudea, Editor LESIJ.GSS
Viorel Cornescu, Editor Associated for LESIJ.GSS