Publication standards (author guidelines)

  1. The Basque Journal of People and Public Organizations’ Management publishes original and unpublished manuscripts on the management of Human Resources and Organizations in the public sector, but may also do so with manuscripts on related matters, whenever deemed appropriate because of their interest.

  2. The Journal will not publish neither texts with content that promote any kind of social, racial, sexual or religious discrimination nor papers that have already been published elsewhere.

  3. The Journal is not responsible for the opinions, images, texts and papers of authors, who are legally responsible for their content. And it interprets that all signatory authors have given their consent to appear, for which the author who sends the paper will be responsible.

    In case of legal conflict with some aspect of a published work, the plaintiff must prove irrefutably and by complaint, the alleged crime or offense committed by the authors, in which case the paper will be withdrawn until the publication of the judgment or agreement. The result will be announced in the journal.

  4. Manuscripts will be evaluated anonymously by experts who are specialists in the research field concerned (Advisory Board). After having analyzed their reports and other additional reports deemed necessary, the Editorial Board will take the final decision on its publication, which will be notified to the authors along with the requiring modifications deemed necessary, if any. 

    The submission of manuscripts for publication implies the automatic transfer, universally, to the IVAP ( Basque Institute of Public Administration)- of the rights of reproduction, distribution and public communication, including in computerized format, of articles  published in the Basque Journal of People and Public Organizations’ Management. The IVAP will be able to disseminate the articles published in the journal on its website.
    In addition, the author assigns the rights of transformation of the articles published in the Journal, exclusively for translation into other languages.
    The assignment is made exclusively, and the author may, if necessary, reproduce and distribute these articles for teaching use or to the extent necessary to carry out end-of-grade, master's or doctoral theses.
    For such purposes, the author undertakes to subscribe as many documents as are necessary to formalize this assignment of rights.
    All articles of the Basque Journal of People and Public Organizations’ Management are published under the Creative Commons Attribution - Noncommercial - No Derivative Works license. Publishing in this journal means accepting this editorial policy.

  5. The correction of printing proofs must be made and returned within 72 hours of receipt. No large or substantial corrections shall be made from the earlier original version that has been sent.

  6. Papers will be classified into one of these categories:

    1. Studies

    2. Experiences, good practices or notes

    3. Legal debate and analysis

  7. Manuscripts must meet the following requirements:

    1. They must be written in Spanish, Basque or English.

    2. The originals should be sent in Word format to the following e-mail

    3. Texts should be written double-spaced, in 12 point Times New Roman font. The top and bottom margins should be set at 2.5 cm and the left and right margins at 3 cm.

    4. There is no specific maximum page length, but it is suggested that the papers submitted do not exceed 10,000 words.

    5. The titles of the sections will be numbered (in Arabic numerals), in bold and the same size.

    6. Each text must feature the following order:

      1. The title in Spanish or Basque, uppercase, bold and size 16.

      2. The English title with identical characteristics.

      3. The name of the author/s with their academic and professional data (position, department, University or Institution where he/she works) and e-mail.

      4. Abstract of the article in Spanish, Basque and English with a length of between 100 and 250 words. The text of the articles shall be preceded by an abstract of no more than 250 words, in which the objectives, methodology, main results and conclusions of the work will be clearly and concisely explained. It shall be followed by its corresponding keywords up to a maximum of five (they must be internationally accepted terms in the scientific-social disciplines and/or usual expressions of bibliometric classification). If the text is written in Spanish, the abstract and the keywords in English shall be added. 

      5. Keywords of the article in Spanish, Basque and English.

      6. Summary of the article in Spanish, Basque or English.

      7. Finally, the article must be written in Spanish, Basque or English according to the standards specified in the preceding paragraphs.

  8. Tables and graphs included in the paper must be numbered consecutively. Each table or graph should have a brief title and clearly indicate its sources at its foot. These will go inside the article. However, footnotes, they must be numbered with ordinal numbers and they will go at the end of the article. 

  9. The citations in the text will be made including the author's name and year of publication. Example: Allen (1981) or (Allen, 1981). If there were different publications of the same author/s referred to the same year, they will be distinguished by a letter, which will appear next to the publication year, e.g. (Allen, 1981a). If a document has three or more authors they will all be cited in the first citation and for subsequent references only the first author will be listed followed by “et al.”.

  10. We recommend the inclusion of a bibliography section at the end of the article, containing the citations ordered alphabetically by author, and chronologically in case of several works by the same author.

  11. The citations shall comply with the criteria of the American Psychological Association (APA):

    BOOK: Dipboye, R. L. (1992). Selection interviews: Process perspectives. Cincinnati, OH: South-Western.

    ARTICLE: Roth, P. L., Bobko, P. & McFarland, L. A. (2005). A meta-analysis of work sample test validity: Integrating and updating some classic literature. Personnel Psychology, 58, 1009-1037.

  12. It is considered appropriate that the articles offer a maximum of 60 bibliographic references.
  13. Authors should review the paper so as to ensure gender-neutral language.
  14. The number of pages will be inserted in the works.