About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The Jurnal Administrasi Publik (Public Administration Journal) presents a platform for authors to publish their research findings and innovative ideas in the field of Public Administration, which is continually evolving. This dynamic growth offers ample opportunities for educators and researchers to delve into the advancements in public administration, aiming to generate practical benefits for society. JAP welcomes submissions of critical literature reviews and original research articles, inviting scholars to contribute their unique perspectives and insights.

As the publisher of Jurnal Administrasi Publik (Public Administration Journal) the esteemed Universitas Medan Area provides a reputable and credible platform for scholarly work. With a commitment to fostering knowledge dissemination, JAP plays a pivotal role in facilitating the exchange of ideas and promoting dialogue among scholars, practitioners, and policymakers.

The journal maintains a biannual publication schedule, releasing editions in June and December. This periodicity ensures timely dissemination of research, keeping the academic community abreast of the latest developments and discoveries in the field. By choosing to publish their research in JAP, authors can reach a diverse readership, including fellow researchers, professionals, and policymakers, thereby making a significant impact on the field of Public Administration.

With its dedication to advancing knowledge and promoting excellence in the discipline, JAP offers a compelling and attractive avenue for authors to contribute their valuable research, ultimately making a meaningful difference in the realm of Public Administration.

Peer Review Process

After submitting inventions have made a preliminary review of the manuscript by the editor Jurnal Administrasi Publik (Public Administration Journal). An editor will decide whether the manuscript is by the scope and focus and proper to give to the reviewer. Sometimes, editors may recommend revision before submitting for review. This initial review of activities usually takes a week.

Submissions that pass the initial review will be assigned to at least two reviewers (double-blind peer review). Based on the review editor will first make editorial decisions.

There are five possible editorial decisions (1) the manuscript is accepted, (2) be amended, (3) re-submit, (4) be sent to another publisher, or (5) be rejected.

Typically, the time frame of delivery to the first editor of the average results of 6-8 weeks.

The time to reach a final decision depends on the number of reviews rotated, the perceptive writer, etc. Typically, the time frame of delivery by an average of 4-5 months for a final decision.

Publication Frequency

Published in June and December

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.

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Universitas Medan Area

Journal History

  • Jurnal Administrasi Publik (Public Administration Journal) started to be published online edition vol 7 No 2 December 2016
  • Began to be published in print for the first time in May 2011 starting with edition Vol 1 No 1.
  • Published 2 times a year, June and December, and according to Decree no. 0005.25487787/JI.3.1/SK.ISSN/2016.12 - 23 December 2016 (starting edition Vol. 7, No. 2, December 2016.
  • Jurnal Administrasi Publik (Public Administration Journal) in collaboration with Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and Centre for Islamic Development Management Studies (ISDEV)
  • Nationally Accredited based on the Decree of the Minister of Research Technology/BRIN, Number 148/M/KPT/2020, 3 Aug 2020, SINTA 3 (Volume 4, Number 2, 2020 - Volume 9, Number 1, 2025)
  • Starting Volume 10, No 1 June 2010, all published manuscripts are in English.
  • Jurnal Administrasi Publik (Public Administration Journal) in collaboration with Covenant University Conference on E-governance and E-business in Nigeria (CUCEEN 2021) Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria