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Editorial Policy

EUROGOV is a peer-reviewed working paper series in the interdisciplinary field of 'European governance' research. This is to be understood in a broad sense as used within the CONNEX (Connecting Excellence on European Governance) and NEWGOV (New Modes of Governance) networks. Scholarly contributions from all relevant disciplines involved in the two networks are welcome. The language of the EUROGOV papers is English. Papers are published and distributed online. The EUROGOV website and papers are offered as a free service to the scientific community.

Eligible authors
All researchers involved formally in either CONNEX or NEWGOV are eligible to be authors of EUROGOV papers. Subject to sufficient resources, researchers external to both networks, but participating in workshops or conferences directly related to one of the networks are also entitled to submit to the working paper series upon invitation by a Research Group Coordinator.

Submission procedure
Prospective authors are required to comply with the Authoring Guidelines, including the use of a WORD template and the appropriate bibliographic style (for further information see here). Submissions are only accepted via e-mail to the Managing Editor (for contact details see here).

Papers already accepted anywhere else (journal, book, edited volume etc.) can not be published in the EUROGOV paper series.

Quality control
The Editor-in-Chief may reject fully unsuitable manuscripts in limine. In general, one referee per paper will be appointed. In the case of a negative report or when the referee asks for major revisions, the author(s) are given the opportunity to revise and resubmit. As a general rule, the same referee will have a look also at the revised paper, unless the author(s) complain or fully disagree with the referee report. In this case, the author(s) appeal to the Editor-in-Chief who will appoint another referee. The second referee will receive the report of the first referee. If the second expert opinion is positive, the Subject Editor will recommend publication to the Editorial Board. Otherwise, the manuscript will be rejected.

        EUROGOV Refereeing Guidelines.pdf
        EUROGOV Responsibilities of Referees.pdf

Copyright policy
By submitting a manuscript, authors grant a non-exclusive license to publish their manuscript online on the EUROGOV website. As EUROGOV aims at making the papers known as widely as possible, the authors accept that the meta-data and/or the full text where appropriate will be submitted to abstracting, indexing and archiving services, such as SSRN, ERPA or RePEc etc. Authors retain any other intellectual property rights regarding their working papers; this includes the right to publish them elsewhere in print or online or to submit it to an open archiving server.


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The EUROGOV paper series was closed in 2008!