Information For Authors

The journal Stjórnmál og stjórnsýsla (Icelandic Review of Politics and Administration) aims to continue publishing articles by Sociologists, Economists, Philosophers, Lawyers, Historians, Business Administrators and others who do research in the field of politics and public administration. The aforementioned requirements do not necessarily apply to articles from different academic fields. Considerations are made to allow for differing traditions in this respect. The main focus is that the manuscripts meet generic quality requirements of clear presentation and well-reasoned conclusions.

Stjórnmál og stjórnsýsla (Icelandic Review of Politics and Administration, IRPA) is a peer reviewed journal that is double blind; where the reviewer does not receive information on authors and authors do not receive information on reviewers. The Journal Ethics can be read here. The Icelandic academic community is relatively small, therefore it is recommended that authors and reviewers alike hand in their work in a way that minimizes the possibility of tracing the material.

Novelty is essential for publication in the journal; and it is the author’s responsibility to illustrate it. Material that has been published previously in books or academic journals is generally not accepted. Novelty can consist in theoretical contributions, methodology and the presentation of new data.

Common requirements in Social Science journal are that articles contain:

  • An account of the study’s novelty.
  • An overview of other academics’ writing and research related to the subject.
  • Explanations of concepts, measurement tools and the methodology of the study discussed in the article.
  • Analysis of the data acquired.
  • An account of the main results.
  • Discussion on the results within the academic framework introduced in the beginning.

Authors need to register with the journal prior to submitting or, if already registered, can simply log in and begin the five-step process by choosing USER HOME. The Journal Ethics can be read here.

We recommend that you review the About the Journal page for the journal's section policies, as well as the Submission Guidelines and the Guidelines for Authors.

Authors are expected to submit articles in the journals format. Basic template for these can be downloaded from the following link: peer-reviewed article.

Peer-reviewed articles shall be delivered before April 1. and October 1. and articles and speeches and book-reviews a month later.

There are four possible outcomes of peer-review:

  • accepted without change
  • revisions is required
  • revise and resubmit
  • reject

The first issue of a volume is published on the web in mid June every year and the second issue in mid December the same year.

Reviewed articles published in the IRPA are graded in the highest category of the Evaluation system of public universities in Iceland.