About the Journal

Aims and scope

Journal Public Governance (formerly published as Public Governance / Zarządzanie Publiczne) is a quarterly published since 2007. It is intended for experts and researchers who specialise in public issues, including political decision-makers and students. It offers a forum for debates between academics and practitioners interested not only in the theoretical foundations of public governance but also in the opportunities for its practical application. The Quarterly is international in scope, which is reflected in the nature of research issues (they involve matters of interest to academic circles worldwide), the contributing authors (a significant proportion of them comes from different countries) and the composition of its Programme Board as well as the make-up of the team of reviewers (it includes international research and academic centres).

The mission of Journal Public Governance is to publish advanced theoretical and empirical research in public management, governance, public policy analysis and evaluation, public sector economy as well as strategic management, which reflect new developments in the methodology of social science. The editors select papers with an original theoretical background and those that discuss the results of pioneering empirical research. We are also eager to promote the interdisciplinary and comparative approaches based on qualitative, quantitative and experimental studies that provide new insights into the construction of theoretical models along with the methodological concepts in the field of public management.

In our journal, we adopt a unique approach to specific issues inherent in the sphere of public governance. The originality of our approach consists in the selection of both the research areas and the research methodologies.

A significant proportion of texts published by our magazine are devoted to the analysis of mechanisms of public governance at national and regional government levels, respectively, relevant to the administrative culture predominant in Central and Eastern European countries with a particular focus on the programming, implementation and evaluation of public policies. The texts:

  1. focus on problems occurring in post-transition countries which build their own public governance institutions and mechanisms, including the sphere of good governance;
  2. represent attempts at a creative transposition and adaptation of international achievements in developing original solutions in the field of public governance in post-transformation countries.

The distinguishing features of the research methodologies preferred by our magazine include:

  1. a strongly established interdisciplinary approach to the study of public governance combining research and analysis in the areas of economics, political science, management, public policy, sociology and psychology;
  2. the published texts are firmly rooted in social science theory.

Formerly published: Public Governance / Zarządzanie publiczne ISSN: 1898-3529 (Print)    ISSN: 2658-1116 (Online)

The printed journal is the primary and reference version. Both printed and online versions are original and identical.

Publishing policy: Open Access, licence: CC-BY 4.0 


Digital Object Identifiers (DOI) for papers in 2012-2014 (prefix: 10.7366/189835291) are registered in European DOI Registration Agency (mEDRA). As of issue 1/2015 (DOI prefix 10.15678/ZP) in CrossRef.

Ministry of Science and Higher Education scores (for Polish researchers) Unikatowy Numer Czasopima (Journal ID): 200248

Points: 2010a: 9; 2012: 8; 2012a: 8; 2013: 8; 2014: 8; 2015: 13; 2016: 14; 2017: 14; 2018: 14; 2019: 20; 2020: 20; 2021: 40, 2023: 40.

Assigned scientific disciplines:

  • economics and finance;
  • social and economic geography and spatial development;
  • political science and public administration;
  • management and quality studies;
  • law;
  • sociology;
  • international relations.

 Abstracted and indexed in:
- CEJSH (The Central European Journal Of Social Sciences And Humanities)
- ICI Journals Master List
- BazEkon
- ProQuest

Archive volumes (for Zarządzanie Publiczne/Public Governance)

- BazHum
- CEEOL (The Central and Eastern European Online Library)

Our business model is based on the assumption that all the funds obtained cover the costs of publication of Journal of Public Governance and serve to improve its publishing standards. Our revenues come from institutional grants and organisational support.

The quarterly is published in cooperation with the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy.

We are pleased to announce that Zarządzanie Publiczne/Public Governance is co-financed in 2022-2024 by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Poland in the ministerial programme “Development of Scientific Journals” (RCN) based on contract no. RCN/SP/0387/2021/1 concluded on 1 December 2022 and is in force until 31 November 2024.

Submission statistics

published articles: 23
rejection rate (%): 50
no. of authors (co-authors): 37(100%)
       incl. foreign authors: 28%
       incl. domestic authors: 73%  of which local authors: 27%

Countries of origins of authors in 2021: France, Hungary, Netherlands, UAE, UK, Ukraine.

number of reviewers:  44 (100%)
       incl. foreign reviewers: 32%
       incl. domestic reviewers:  68%

published articles: 24
rejection rate (%): 50
no. of authors (co-authors): 42 (100%)
       incl. foreign authors: 9,5%
       incl. domestic authors: 90,5%  of which local authors: 29%

Countries of origins of authors in 2020: Germany, Italy, Pakistan, Poland, USA.

number of reviewers:  44 (100%)
       incl. foreign reviewers: 32%
       incl. domestic reviewers:  68%

published articles: 22
rejection rate (%): 41
no. of authors (co-authors): 31 (100%)
       incl. foreign authors: 23%
       incl. domestic authors: 77%  of which local authors: 25%
number of reviewers:  44 (100%)
       incl. foreign reviewers: 14%
       incl. domestic reviewers:  86%

Countries of origins of authors in 2019: Poland, Sweden, Ukraine, USA.