Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The aim of the Commonwealth Journal of Local Governance is to strengthen the research 'voice' of local government in the Commonwealth by the focussed dissemination of local government ideas and practices within the sector. It does this by providing a forum for researchers and practitioners who have affiliation or interest in Commonwealth nations. The Commonwealth e-Journal of Local Governance journal is auspiced by the Commonwealth Local Government Forum (UK), edited by Cardiff University(UK), and published by UTS Centre for Local Government (University of Technology, Sydney, Australia). Key Editorial Priorities:

  • Improving local governance
  • Local government as an agent of development
Sub-themes:
  • Concepts of local democracy, citizenship and community participation/empowerment
  • Strategic leadership and planning
  • Traditional leadership and local government, or alternative sites of authority
  • Improving local governance (better systems, efficiency, effectiveness, ethics etc)
  • Decentralisation and re-centralisation
  • Municipal finance and capacity (including aid management)
  • Global issues and local government: climate change, health, economic transformation, urbanisation etc
  • Social inclusion (including gender equity and poverty alleviation)
  • Performance measurement and management
  • Inter-government relations

 

Section Policies

Preface

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Editorial

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Background Papers

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Research and Evaluation

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Practice

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Commentary

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

News and Reviews

Checked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Conference Notes

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Blog Review

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Report

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

All articles submitted to the Commonwealth Journal of Local Governance are reviewed by at least two independent readers who are qualified experts in the subject field. Authors and reviewers remain anonymous during this process. Reviewers' recommendations are taken into consideration by the editors in determining publication and revisions.

 

Publication Frequency

The Journal is published bi-annually in May and November. Please email Alison Brown BrownAM@Cardiff.ac.uk for editorial proposals or current section closing dates in view of this schedule.

 

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.

 

Archiving

CLOCKSS system has permission to ingest, preserve, and serve this Archival Unit.

 

Disclaimer

The views expressed in this journal are those of the authors and do not, and should not, be considered representative of the Commonwealth Local Government Forum or the UTS Centre for Local Government.