The journal welcomes manuscripts including original articles, systemic reviews and communications and commentaries.

Thematic Areas

JPSCD looks for manuscripts focusing on the following thematic areas:

  • Public Administration and Competency Orientations
  • New Public Management and HRM
  • Competency Basics and Quality Service Management
  • Competency Management (Recruitment & Selection, Training and Development and Appraisal)
  • Public Service Policy and Contemporary Discourses
  • Leadership Competency
  • Competency and Managing Cross-Cutting Issues in the public sector (Gender, Women, Youth, Disability and etc.)


Submission Guidelines

  • Manuscripts should be original and unpublished previously, and are not currently under consideration by any other publication.
  • Original article must not exceed 8000 words, excluding referencing; systemic reviews should not exceed 4000 word limits and short communications and commentaries should be between 1000 and 2000 word ranges.
  • Manuscripts should be type written 12 Times New Roman font, double spaced and consistent with the standard of rules of bibliographic citation using the American Psychological Association(APA) format
  • Prospective authors should submit electronic copies in MS word.
  • Manuscripts are subject to a double-blind peer review process.
  • To format the manuscripts, prospective authors are invited to consult the Journal’s guideline, which can be retrieved from the ECSU website:

How to Submit: Manuscripts can be sent to the Managing Editor of the Journal in the following addresses: Email: (Please use this email for any further requires as well) or upload them using this website.

Notification: Authors will get acknowledgement email for paper received including preliminary feedback on format, word limits and referencing based on JSPCD’s manuscript guidelines.