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Focus and Scope

The journal is a high quality journal reflecting both scholarly and practice oriented work in the area of the administrative sciences and related fields, with some but not an exclusive relation to Switzerland (e.g. author[s], institution[s], content, relevancy, interest etc).

Each year the journal is dedicated to a different main topic, which will be announced through a call for papers by the editor in chief. Please find the latest call for papers here.


Publication Frequency

The journal is published online as a continuous volume and issue throughout the year. Articles are made available as soon as they are ready to ensure that there are no unnecessary delays in getting content  publically available.

Special collections of articles are welcomed and will be published as part of the normal issue, but also within a separate collection page.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. There is no embargo on the journal’s publications. Submission and acceptance dates, along with publication dates, are made available on the PDF format for each paper.

Authors of articles published remain the copyright holders and grant third parties the right to use, reproduce, and share the article according to the Creative Commons license agreement.

Authors are encouraged to publish their data in recommended repositories. For a list of generic and subject specific repositories that meet our peer review criteria, see here.

Archiving Policy

The journal’s publisher focuses on making content discoverable and accessible through indexing services. Content is also archived around the world to ensure long-term availability.

Journals are indexed by the following services:

CrossRef, JISC KB+, SHERPA RoMEO, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), Cengage Learning and Google Scholar. In addition, all journals are available for harvesting via OAI-PMH.

To ensure permanency of all publications, this journal also utilises CLOCKSS, and LOCKSS archiving systems to create permanent archives for the purposes of preservation and restoration.

If the journal is not indexed by your preferred service, please contact us or alternatively by making an indexing request directly with the service.


The Yearbook of Swiss Administrative Sciences is published by the Swiss Society of Administrative Sciences, with the support of the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences (SAHS) and the Institute of Public Management (IVM) at Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW)

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