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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|J. Edwin Benton||University of South Florida, USA|
|Bruce J. Perlman||University of New Mexico, 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|
|Patricia S. Atkins||George Washington University, Washington, D.C., USA|
|Joseph Ayee||University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana|
|Robert L. Bland||University of North Texas, USA|
|Alexander Bond||Center for Transportation Leadership, USA|
|Cynthia J. Bowling||Auburn University, USA|
|Hans T. A. Bressers||Twente Centre for Studies in Technology and Sustainable Development, Netherlands|
|Sanya Carley||Indiana University, USA|
|Wes Clarke||University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA|
|Louise K. Comfort||University of Pittsburgh, USA|
|Timothy J. Conlan||George Mason University, USA|
|Teresa L. Córdova||University of Illinois, Chicago, USA|
|Davit Darsavelidze||Tbilisi State University, Georgia|
|Larry DeBoer||Purdue University, USA|
|Ruth H. DeHoog||University of North Carolina, Greensboro, USA|
|Carol Ebdon||University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA|
|Mark Funkhouser||Governing Institute|
|Elisabeth R. Gerber||University of Michigan, USA|
|Marcia L. Godwin||University of La Verne, USA|
|Susan Tinsley Gooden||Virginia Commonwealth University, USA|
|Rod Gould||City of Santa Monica, CA, Manager, USA|
|Rita Grandinetti||Universidad de Rosario, Argentina|
|Juan de Dios Pineda Guadarrama||Benemerita Universidad, Mexico|
|W. Bartley Hildreth||Georgia State University, USA|
|Benoy Jacob||University of Nevada, USA|
|Masao Kikuchi||Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan|
|John Kincaid||Lafayette College, USA|
|Ulrik Kjaer||University of Southern Denmark, Denmark|
|Sabine Kropp||Freie Universität Berlin, Germany|
|T.J. Lah||Yonsei University, South Korea|
|Wesley Leckrone||Widener University, USA|
|Linda Lobao||Ohio State University, USA|
|Melinda J. Lopez||City of Hoover, Alabama, USA|
|Christiana K. McFarland||National League of Cities, USA|
|Brian J. McLaughlin||Superior Court of New Jersey, USA|
|Terry M. Moe||Stanford University, USA|
|Meili Niu||Sun Yat-sen University, China|
|Robert J. O’Neill||Davenport & Company, USA|
|Aurobindo Ogra||University of Johannesburg, South Africa|
|Christine Kelleher Palus||Villanova University, USA|
|Kris Sikes||University of Georgia, USA|
|Enid Slack||University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Russell M. Smith||Winston-Salem State University, USA|
|Brent S. Steel||Oregon State University, USA|
|Genie Stowers||San Francisco State University, USA|
|Almos T. Tassonyi||University of Calgary, Canada|
|Frederik Uys||University of Stellenbosch, Matieland, South Africa|
|Harvey L. White||University of Delaware, 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.
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