Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice

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ISSN
2515-6918 (print)
2515-6926 (online)

Frequency

2018 | Volume 33

Two issues per annum: April and October



The Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice (JPFPC) was founded in 1983 by Professor Domenico da Empoli in the spirit of the Italian discipline of Scienza delle finanze. According to this approach, economic analysis should include individual motivations in non-market settings, political institutions, and collective decision-making.

Relaunched in 2018 in partnership with Bristol University Press and an outstanding, international editorial board, JPFPC will be revitalized in print and online while maintaining its commitment to publishing high quality, peer-reviewed research.

JPFPC is unique in the international landscape of public economics journals, because it is committed to explicitly advancing knowledge in both public finance and public choice, reflecting an inclusive approach. To this end, it welcomes submissions from economics, as well as from cognate disciplines (geography, law, political science, sociology), that contribute to our understanding of the public economy and its broader constitutional, legal and political economy matrix.

JPFPC prefers contributions in public finance and public choice that are original, topical, policy relevant and approach topics in innovative ways. It welcomes submissions of manuscripts that are empirical or theoretical, including papers on the history of economic thought and on economic methodology. JPFPC moreover welcomes behavioural, experimental and multidisciplinary approaches.

When considering a contribution's added value, JPFPC values originality over formalism.

JPFPC encourages submissions of manuscripts within its scope that contribute to its reputation as a high quality outlet.

What people are saying about the Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice

“New technology and dynamic editorial talent mark both the return of the Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice and a significant milestone in the history of transoceanic cooperation between scholars of Public Finance and Public Choice.”
- Professor J.R. Clark, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

On behalf of the editorial team of the Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice, we are delighted to be inviting papers examining topics from across the journal's scope for submission.

About the journal

The Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice (JPFPC) was founded in 1983 by Professor Domenico da Empoli and relaunched in 2018 in partnership with Bristol University Press.

With an outstanding, international editorial board, JPFPC will be revitalized in print and online while maintaining its commitment to publishing high quality, peer-reviewed research.

JPFPC is unique in the international landscape of public economics journals, because it is committed to explicitly advancing knowledge in both public finance and public choice, reflecting an inclusive approach. To this end, it welcomes submissions from economics, as well as from cognate disciplines (geography, law, political science, sociology), that contribute to our understanding of the public economy and its broader constitutional, legal and political economy matrix.

Areas of interest for submissions include:

  • Corruption
  • Economics of the arts
  • Experimental and behavioural political economy
  • Laboratory federalism
  • New economy challenges
  • Policy experimentation
  • Public economic organization theory
  • Public institutional analysis
  • Public policy evaluation
  • Tax evasion
  • Tax reform
  • Transparency in public administration


How to submit an article

Please read the Journal's instructions for authors and contact the Editors at jpfpc2018@gmail.com with any submission enquiries.

Editorial Board

Domenico da Empoli (1941-2016), Founding Editor
Emma Galli, Editor-in-Chief, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy
Giampaolo Garzarelli, Editor, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy; IPEG, Johannesburg, South Africa
Stefano da Empoli, Advisory Editor

James Alm, Consulting Editor, Tulane University, USA
Richard E. Wagner, Consulting Editor, George Mason University, USA
John J. Wallis, Consulting Editor, University of Maryland, USA
Barry R. Weingast, Consulting Editor, Stanford University, USA
Ronald Wintrobe, Consulting Editor, Western Ontario University, Canada

Manoel Bittencourt, Associate Editor, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Nadia FiorinoAssociate Editor, Università degli Studi dell’Aquila, Italy
Veronica GrembiAssociate Editor, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Matthew HolianAssociate Editor, San José State University, USA
Thierry MadiesAssociate Editor, Université de Fribourg, Switzerland
Paola ProfetaAssociate Editor, Bocconi University, Italy
Ilde RizzoAssociate Editor, Università di Catania, Italy
Michele TrimarchiAssociate Editor, Università di Catanzaro, Magna Graecia, Italy

Scientific Committee

John Ashworth, Durham University, UK
Monica Auteri,  Università di Roma Tre, Italy
Alberto Batinti,  Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, China
Bruno Bises, Università di Roma Tre, Italy
Frank BohnRadboud University, The Netherlands
Christopher J. Coyne,
  George Mason University, USA
Paolo Di Caro, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Italy
Michael DorschCentral European University, Hungary
Silvia Fedeli,
  Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy
Lars Feld, Walter Eucken Institute, Freiburg, Germany
Michele Giuranno, Università del Salento, Italy
Rajeev K. GoelIllinois State University, USA
Manfred Holler,
 University of Hamburg, Germany
Louis ImbeauUniversité Laval, Canada
Philip Jones,
University of Bath, UK
Alain Marciano, Laboratoire Montpellierain d'Economie Théorique et Appliquée, France
Nimai Mehta, American University, USA
Franklin Mixon, Jr., Columbus State University, USA
Massimiliano Piacenza, Università del Piemonte Orientale, Italy
Jørn Rattsø, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Roberto RicciutiUniversità di Verona, Italy
Stefania P. S. Rossi,
 Università di Trieste, Italy
Agnese Sacchi, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy
Carla Scaglioni, Università “Mediterranea” di Reggio Calabria, Italy
Gilberto Turati, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy
Francisco José Veiga, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Stanley L. WinerCarleton University, Canada
What are we looking for?
How to submit an article
Style
References
Copyright & Permissions
Open Access
Self-archiving and institutional repositories
Editorial Review Process
Language Editing Service
How to maximise the impact of your article
Contact us

What are we looking for?

  • Research Articles: A submitted manuscript should make a clear and concise contribution to knowledge with a novel thesis or finding. A successful manuscript attracts attention with its title, poses its central research question at the outset of the abstract, and succinctly asserts its argument in the introduction. We expect the average article to be below 10,000 words in length (including footnotes, references, tables, figures etc.).

  • Other article types: JPFPC also welcomes review essays and literature surveys.

  • Special issues: JPFPC welcomes proposals for special issues, which should be submitted to the Editor in Chief and Editor for consideration at: jpfpc2018@gmail.com.

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How to submit an article

All submissions should be made online at the Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice Editorial Manager website, which will be available soon. Prior to this, submissions should be sent by email to: jpfpc2018@gmail.com.

Editorial Manager

Manuscripts must be in Word or Rich Text Format, not pdf (unless authors are using LaTex). New users should first create an account, specify their areas of interest and provide full contact details.

You will be asked to optionally provide a plain language summary of the paper, which will be transmitted to Kudos on article acceptance. Kudos is an online platform dedicated to helping authors maximise the impact of their research. You can find out more about how it works in on our Kudos guidance page.

Preparing your anonymised manuscript

Your initial submission must consist of the following separate files:

  1. A cover page including: the article title, author name(s) and affiliations, the article abstract (up to 250 words), up to 5 key words/short phrases, up to 5 JEL codes, and the article word count including references.

  2. A fully anonymized manuscript which does not include any of the information included in the cover page. It should not include any acknowledgments, funding details, or conflicts of interest that would identify the author(s). References to the authors' own work should be anonymised as follows: "Author's own, [year]". Please note that submissions that have not been sufficiently anonymised will be returned.

  3. If you have any Figures and Tables these should be included as separate files at the end of the manuscript. Please indicate where these should be placed in the text by inserting: ‘Figure X here’ and provide numbers, titles and sources where appropriate. 

All authors should comply with the Bristol University Press ethical guidelines.

Once a submission has been conditionally accepted, you will be invited to submit a final, non-anonymised version.

Checklist: what to include in your final, accepted non-anonymised manuscript

  1. A cover page including: the article title, author name(s) and affiliations, the article abstract (up to 250 words), up to 5 key words, up to 5 JEL codes and the word count.

  2. Funding details: list any funding including the grant numbers you have received for the research covered in your article as follows: "This work was supported by the [Funding Agency] under Grant [number xxxx]."

  3. Conflict of interest statement: please declare any possible conflicts of interest, or state "The Author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest" if there are none. Find out more about declaring conflicts of interest in the Bristol Universty Press Ethical Guidelines.

  4. Acknowledgements: acknowledge those who have provided you with any substantial assistance or advice with collecting data, developing your ideas, editing or any other comments to develop your argument or text.

  5. Figures and Tables: should be included as separate files at the end of the manuscript. Please indicate where these should be placed in the text by inserting: ‘Figure X here’ and provide numbers, titles and sources where appropriate. For advice about less common file formats please contact dave.j.worth@bristol.ac.uk.

  6. Supplemental data: We recommend that any supplemental data are hosted in a data repository (such as figshare) for maximum exposure, and are cited as a reference in the article.

  7. Copyright assignment agreement: please upload a scanned copy of the completed and signed Copyright assignment agreement with your final non-anonymised manuscript.
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Style

  • British English spelling and punctuation is preferred.
  • Non-discriminatory language is mandatory.
  • Footnotes should be kept to a minimum. If it is necessary to use them, they must be numbered consecutively in the text.
  • The final submitted file should be clear of track changes and ready for print.
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References

Download the Endnote output style for Policy Press and Bristol Univesity Press Journals.

Bristol University Press uses a custom version of the Harvard system of referencing:

  • In-text citations: give the author’s surname followed by year of publication in brackets
  • List all references in full at the end of the article and remove any references not cited in the text
  • Book and journal titles should be in italics
  • Website details should be placed at the end of the reference
  • Spell out all acronyms in the first instance.


Example of book reference:
Dorling, D. (2010) Injustice: Why social inequality persists, Bristol: Policy Press.

Example of journal reference:
Warin, P. (2012) 'Non-demand for Social Rights: A new challenge for social action in France', Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, 20(1): 41-53.

Example of chapter within edited / multi-authored publication:
Levitas, R. (2011) 'Utopia Calling: Eradicating child poverty in the United Kingdom and beyond', in A. Minujin and S. Nandy (eds), Global Child Poverty and Well-being: Measurement, concepts, policy and action, Bristol, Policy Press. pp. 449-73.

Example of website reference:
Womensaid (2016) What is domestic abuse?, https://www.womensaid.org.uk/information-support/what-is-domestic-abuse/.

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Copyright & Permissions

The Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice is published by Bristol University Press. Articles are considered for publication on the understanding that on acceptance the entire copyright shall pass to the Associazione Economia delle Scelte Pubbliche.

Authors will be asked to sign a copyright agreement to this effect, which should be submitted online along with the final manuscript. All authors should agree to the copyright assignment. For jointly authored articles the corresponding author may sign on behalf of co-authors provided that s/he has obtained their consent for copyright assignment. The copyright assignment agreement can be downloaded here.

Where copyright is not owned by the author(s), the corresponding author is responsible for obtaining the consent of the copyright holder. This includes figures, tables, and excerpts. Evidence of this permission should be provided to Bristol University Press. General information on rights and permissions can be found here: http://policypress.co.uk/rights-permissions.

To request permission to reproduce any part of articles published in the Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice please email Bristol University Press: pp-info@bristol.ac.uk. For information on what is permissible use for different versions of your article please see our policy on self archiving and institutional repositories.

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Editorial Review Process

All submissions are first desk-reviewed by the Editor in chief and the Editor who will assess whether the manuscript fits the aims and scope as well as the quality standards of JPFPC. Papers that are selected to be sent out for review will be evaluated through double-blind peer review by at least two referees. JPFPC aims to return referee reviews along with an initial decision within four weeks.

Please also see our Journals Editorial Policies.

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Language Editing Service

Policy Press collaborates with Enago to provide Academic English editing and translation services to help authors get their manuscript submission-ready. A special 20% discount is available for all Bristol University Press and Policy Press authors. Find out more at: https://www.enago.com/policypress/.

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Contact us

If you have queries regarding the submission process, please email the Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice for assistance:jpfpc2018@gmail.com

JPFPC contributors are invited to submit an evaluation of their experience with JPFPC with Journal Reviewer.

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