South Asian Institute for 
Research and Training

[ Incorporated under Section 8  of Indian Companies Act, 2013 ]
Formerly known as South Asian Research Corporation

Annals of Public Administration and Policy Evaluation
Volume 1, Issue 1, October 2016


Annals of Public Administration and Policy Evaluation (APAPE) is an open access, peer-reviewed and refereed journal published by SARCorp. The main objective of APAPE is to provide an intellectual platform for the international scholars. APAPE aims to promote interdisciplinary studies in public administration and policy striving to  become the leading journal in administration and policy studies in the world.

The journal publishes research papers in the fields of humanities and social science such as anthropology, business studies, communication studies, corporate governance, criminology, crosscultural studies, demography, development studies, economics, education, ethics, geography, history, industrial relations, information science, international relations, law, linguistics, library science, media studies, methodology, philosophy, political science, population Studies, psychology, public administration, sociology, social welfare, linguistics, literature, paralegal, performing arts (music, theatre & dance), religious studies, visual arts, women studies and so on.

The journal is being published annually  in both print and online versions.

APAPE publishes original papers, review papers, conceptual framework, analytical and simulation models, case studies, empirical research, technical notes, and book reviews. Special Issues devoted to important topics in humanities and social science will occasionally be published.

Call for manuscripts

APAPE  publishes original papers, review papers, conceptual framework, analytical and simulation models, case studies, empirical research, technical notes, and book reviews.

APAPE is inviting papers for the upcoming issue of the journal.

Send your manuscript to the editor at

Manuscript Preparation

1. Language

The language of the manuscript must be in English (either American or British standard, but not the mixture of both).

2. Length of paper

The length of the paper should not exceed 25 pages. Paper containing more than 25 pages words will be returned to the author(s) to abridge. Articles should be typed in double-space (including footnotes and references) on one side of the paper only (preferably A4) with wide margins. Authors are urged to write as concisely as possible, but not at the expense of clarity.

3. Title Page

Title page is a separated page before the text. It should include the following information: 


Tile should be concise and informative. Try to avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.

Author’s names and affiliations

Please indicate the given name and family name clearly. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name, and, if available, the e-mail address, and telephone number of each author. 

Corresponding author

Clearly indicate who is willing to handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing, publication and also post-publication. Ensure that telephone numbers (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the e-mail address and the complete postal address. 

Sponsoring information

If the research is sponsored or supported by an organization, please indicate it.

4. Abstract

A concise and factual abstract is required (maximum length of 150 words). The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separate from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. References should therefore be avoided, but if essential, they must be cited in full, without reference to the reference list. 

5. Keywords

Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 8 keywords, avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, 'and', 'of'). 

6. Subdivision of the article

Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1, 2. (then 1.1, 1.1.1, 1.1.2), 1.2, etc. The abstract is not included in section numbering. 

7. Table and Figures 

Present tables and figures at the end of the article. Please note that the article will be published in black and white.

8. References 

Author(s) should follow the latest edition of APA style in referencing. Please visit to learn more about APA style 

Citations in the text

Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Avoid citation in the abstract. Unpublished results and personal communications should not be in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text. Citation of a reference as 'in press' implies that the item has been accepted for publication. 

Reference List

References should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters "a", "b", "c", etc., placed after the year of publication. 


Reference to a journal publication: 

Van der Geer, J., Hanraads, J. A. J., & Lupton R. A. (2000). The art of writing a scientific article. Journal of Scientific Communications, 163, 51-59.

Reference to a book: 

Strunk, W., Jr., & White, E. B. (1979). The elements of style. (3rd ed.). New York: Macmillan, (Chapter 4).

Reference to a chapter in an edited book: 

Mettam, G. R., & Adams, L. B. (1994). How to prepare an electronic version of your article. In B. S. Jones, & R. Z. Smith (Eds.), Introduction to the electronic age (pp. 281-304). New York: E-Publishing Inc.

Reference to a web source:

Smith, Joe, (1999), One of Volvo's core values. [Online] Available: (July 7, 1999)

9. Submission Preparation Checklist

Before submitting the manuscript, author(s) should check the following list.

1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.

2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word file format.

3. Manuscript has been made in the light of Journal’s author guidelines.

4. Author(s) did not mention his or her name and affiliation in the main text

5. Author(s) has read all the terms and conditions of the journal.