The Review welcomes manuscripts that focus on state and local governments and those that explore the intergovernmental dimensions of public-sector activity. The journal is comprised of four sections: General Interest (research articles), Research Notes (shorter research pieces), Reviews & Essays (for both book reviews, reviews of literature and essays), and Governance Matters (more practitioner-focused pieces).
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|Michael J. Scicchitano||University of Florida, USA|
|J. Edwin Benton||University of South Florida, USA|
|Grant E. Rissler||Virginia Commonwealth University, USA|
|Brianne Heidbreder||Kansas State University, USA|
|Anne R. Williamson||University of Alabama, USA|
|Tracy L. Johns||University of Florida, USA|
|Eric Stokan||Towson University, USA|
|James Alm||Tulane University, USA|
|Theodore Arapis||Villanova University, USA|
|Nicholas Awtortwi||Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR), Kenya|
|Jaqueline Behrend||National University of San Martin, Argentina|
|Robert Blair||University of Nebraska Omaha, USA|
|Rebecca Bromley-Trujillo||University of Kentucky, USA|
|Beverly S. Bunch||University of Illinois, Springfield, USA|
|Brendan Burke||Suffolk University, USA|
|Timothy J. Conlan||George Mason University, USA|
|Thomas Elston||University of Oxford, UK|
|Jayce L. Farmer||University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA|
|Marcia L. Godwin||University of La Verne, USA|
|Steven G. Harding||Northwestern University, USA|
|Christopher V. Hawkins||University of Central Florida, USA|
|W. Bartley Hildreth||Georgia State University, USA|
|Alfred Tat-Kei Ho||University of Kansas, USA|
|Benoy Jacob||University of Nevada, USA|
|Shannon L. Jenkins||University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, USA|
|Ulrik Kjaer||University of Southern Denmark, Denmark|
|Andreas Ladner||University in Lausanne, Switzerland|
|Linda Lobao||Ohio State University, USA|
|Christiana K. McFarland||National League of Cities, USA|
|Brian J. McLaughlin||Superior Court of New Jersey, USA|
|Meili Niu||Sun Yat-sen University, China|
|Robert J. O’Neill||Davenport & Company, USA|
|Aurobindo Ogra||University of Johannesburg, South Africa|
|Prasad Pathak||FLAME University, India|
|Laura D. Quinby||Boston College, USA|
|Beryl A. Radin||Georgetown University, USA|
|Jorge Armando Rodriguez||Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia|
|Michelle Sager||U.S. Government Accountability Office, USA|
|Susan Sherman||City of Olathe, Kansas, USA|
|Matti Siemiatycki||University of Toronto, Canada|
|Kris Sikes||University of Georgia, USA|
|Russell M. Smith||Winston-Salem State University, USA|
|Kirsten Wyatt||Engaging Local Government Leaders Nertwork (ELGL), USA|
Submission and Manuscript Preparation Guidelines
Manuscripts submitted to State and Local Government Review (SLGR) may not be under consideration for publication at any other journal at the time of submission and, following submission to SLGR, may not be submitted for publication to any other source pending written notification of the final decision by SLGR. Submission to SLGR indicates that this is your primary choice for publication.
To submit your paper electronically, please visit the journal’s SAGEtrack site at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/slgr. You will need to create an account in order to submit your manuscript. If you have any questions, please contact the editorial office.
Correspondence or queries may be sent to Michael Scicchitano, Editor, State and Local Government Review, University of Florida, 633 N.W. 8th Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601, (telephone) 352-846-2874, (e-mail) firstname.lastname@example.org.
The editor makes decisions regarding publication of submitted manuscripts based on recommendations in a blind review process. Information that identifies the author should be omitted from copies submitted for review. Manuscripts are evaluated by members of the editorial board and by other individuals.
Manuscripts submitted for review should generally conform to the style used in SLGR. Upon acceptance, authors are expected to prepare a final version of their article based on the following abbreviated instructions (more detailed information will be sent separately upon acceptance of the article for publication). Manuscripts that conform to our style requirements expedite the publication process.
In preparing your manuscript, please keep in mind that readers of this journal have differing technical backgrounds and interests. Information and ideas should be communicated clearly and concisely, and jargon should be avoided, as should the use of first person.
Authors whose articles are accepted should submit the manuscript as a Word file. Elements should appear in the following order: title, an abstract (not to exceed 100 words), 3-5 keywords, article, notes, references, and tables. In a separate article title page authors should include their name, affiliation, mailing address, email address, telephone number, and a brief biographical statement (describing current professional interests and related publications).
The editors prefer articles of 20–30 double-spaced pages, including notes and references. Use an 8.5"×11" page format with 1" margins and left justification. Type everything double-spaced, including notes and references. Organize the article by using primary, secondary, and tertiary headings. Do not use paragraph style sheets.
Tables and figures should be directly pertinent to—and not duplicate information in—the discussion. Include descriptive titles and source notes. Number each table or figure consecutively, and reference each in the text, which will guide appropriate placement. Each table should be typed (double-spaced throughout) and saved as individual pages at the end of the articles. Figures should be saved in separate files. For figures, such as charts, relevant data points should be provided in a spreadsheet file with the data for each figure clearly labeled. Acceptable file formats include the following: TIFF, JPEG, and PDF. Microsoft application files are acceptable for vector art (line art). Scanned line art (black and white) images should be scanned as a bitmap at 900 ppi. Photoes should be scanned as grayscale or CYMK at 300 ppi.
It is our policy not to include appendices. Please minimize use of content notes, incorporating as much information as possible into the article proper.
Bibliographic sources used in the article should be cited in the text and listed in a reference list according to the author-date system outlined in The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th ed. The reference list should contain only those works cited in the text.
If you wish to become a reviewer for SLGR, please prepare and submit your review using these guidelines.
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The collection of ORCID iDs from corresponding authors is now part of the submission process of this journal. If you already have an ORCID iD you will be asked to associate that to your submission during the online submission process. We also strongly encourage all co-authors to link their ORCID ID to their accounts in our online peer review platforms. It takes seconds to do: click the link when prompted, sign into your ORCID account and our systems are automatically updated. Your ORCID iD will become part of your accepted publication’s metadata, making your work attributable to you and only you. Your ORCID iD is published with your article so that fellow researchers reading your work can link to your ORCID profile and from there link to your other publications.
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