General Conditions and Academic Style


General Conditions And Academic Style requirements for the presentation of articles in the International Journal of Public Budget

I. General Conditions

The articles received for publishing in the International Journal of Public Budget shall be:

  • unpublished essays;
  • papers – though they may have already been published – that are a valuable contribution to the knowledge in the field of budgets and public finances;
  • Official publications of governments that may be useful for comparative analysis or that cover areas of interest for technicians and specialists. In all cases, the Public Budget International Association (ASIP) shall have the express authorization of the authors and/or previous editors prior to its publishing.

1) Selection of essays

The essays, written in the official languages of the institution (Spanish, French, English and Portuguese) with their respective files in Microsoft Word, may be forwarded to the Public Budget International Association, addressed to:

Marcelo Acuña
Director de Capacitación
Revista Internacional de Presupuesto Público
Asociación Internacional de Presupuesto Público (ASIP)
Av. Belgrano 1370, Piso 5º C1093AAO
Ciudad de Buenos Aires – República Argentina.

They may also be sent via e-mail to the following address: info@asip.org.ar

Sending an article to the International Journal of Public Budget implies that the authors accept them to be published under the conditions established by the journal. Acceptance of the essays will be resolved by the Publishing Committee.

In all the cases, the International Journal of Public Budget reserves the right to make minor revisions in the text in order to improve the comprehension of the paper, provided that said changes do not alter the essence of the same.

The materials sent shall not be returned. Each author will receive ten copies of the corresponding issue of the International Journal of Public Budget.

2) Copyrights

Once an essay has been published, all rights are assigned to the International Journal of Public Budget; therefore, the Public Budget International Association (ASIP) holds the right for its reprinting. If the author desires to publish his/her essay in another journal (in the same or in other language) he/she shall request an express consent from the International Journal of Public Budget.

II. Style Requirements

In all cases, the papers shall be presented in accordance with the academic style requirements that are detailed below:

1)Length and Sending

The articles must be sent in electronic support, with type font Bookman Old Style 11, A4 paper, double spaced and suitable margins. The length of said papers, including quotations and bibliography, shall not exceed 12,000 words. If the papers include a significant number of tables or graphs, the number of words shall be less.

Each author shall enclose a brief Curriculum Vitae and the papers sent must include in its cover page:

1. Title of paper –and subtitle, if any.
2. Name.
3. Date of sending.
4. Address, telephone and e-mail address.
5. Academic particulars: academic degrees and current positions.

The papers must include: An abstract in Spanish – approximately 80 to 120 words – containing the key words in Spanish to facilitate the access to the file and recovery of material.

1. Text.
2. Complete bibliography alphabetically ordered.

2) Bibliographic references and quotations Bibliographic references and quotations must be made according to the following examples:

a) Bibliographic references within the text
References to works or authors must include in a footnote data of the author and the work. For example:

… as indicated in a recent study (1), ……

________________________

1)Buchanan, James, Finanzas públicas en el proceso democrático, University of North Carolina Press, 1976.

b) Quotations within the text or separate, according to their length Quotations of four lines or less may be included in the text but they must be written between inverted commas. For example:

The real change took place “at the beginning of the 60’s the parliament defined what should be understood by auditing” (1)
________________

1) Petrei, Humberto, Presupuesto y Control, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington,1977, pg. 77.

Quotations containing more than four lines must be separated from the main text. They must be written between inverted commas and will have indentation on the left. For example:

This significant change that we have mentioned occurred some years ago:

“At the beginning of the 60’s the parliament defined what should be understood by auditing, and in this sense it diverted from the traditional rules until that moment to give birth to the principle of efficiency to evaluation tasks.”(1)

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1) Petrei, Humberto, Presupuesto y Control, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, 1977, pg. 77.

3) Bibliography

The essays submitted shall have, at the end of the text, a bibliographic index, alphabetically ordered, with French indentation, in which all complete data of the work must appear for identification and location purposes.

a) Books of one author only Buchanan, James, Finanzas públicas en el proceso democrático, University of North Carolina Press, 1976.

b) Books of two authors Persson, Torsten and Tabellini, Guido, Economía política: explicación de la economía política, MIT Press, Cambridge, 2000. Musgrave, R. and Musgrave, P., Hacienda Pública Teórica y Aplicada, Mc Graw Hill, Madrid, 1992.

c) Books compiled by one or more authors Mueller, Dennis C. (Ed.), Perspectives on Public Choice: a Handbook, Cambridge University Press, 1997. Jufasaku, Kiichiro and Hassman, Ricardo (Eds.), Democracy, Decentralization and Deficits in Latin America, Inter-American Development Bank, 1998.

d) Articles of one or more authors that are included in works edited or compiled by one or more authors Holsey, Cerril and Borcherding, Thomas, “Why does Government’s Share of National Income Growth? An Assessment of the Recent Literature on the U.S. Experience”, in Mueller, Dennis C. (Ed.), Perspectives on Public Choice: a Handbook, Cambridge University Press, 1997. Hallerberg, Mark and von Hagen, Jürgen, “Electoral Institutions and the Budget Process”, in Jufasaku, Kiichiro and Hassman, Ricardo (Eds.), Democracy, Decentralization and Deficits in Latin America, Inter-American Development Bank, 1998.

e) Articles in magazines or regular specialized journals González, Carlos Aurelio, “La ortodoxia fiscal puesta a prueba: El caso de Federico Pinedo”, in Revista de la Asociación Argentina de Presupuesto y Administración Financiera Pública, No 38, August, 2003.

f) Articles published on the WWW Bertello, Nicolás, Cogliandro, Gisell and Uña, Gerardo, Delegación de Facultades al Jefe de Gabinete de Ministros: Evolución e impacto en el contexto fiscal actual, Fundación Konrad Adenauer, 2004. Obtained on December 29th, 2004 on the World Wide Web: http://www.asap.org.ar

g) Interviews made by the author of the article: Raúl Rigo, Undersecretary of Budget, interview recorded by the author, Buenos Aires, August 8th, 2002.

4) Other observations

a) Tables and illustrations Tables and illustrations must have short and descriptive headings and must bear Arabic numbers. All the notes and sources corresponding to each one of the tables must be placed at the bottom of them.

b) Abbreviations Do not use periods in abbreviations. When referring to the name of an institution by means of initials, please write the full name the first time it appears in the text, followed by the abbreviated form between parentheses: International Monetary Fund (IMF). Later, only refer to IMF.

c) Underline Do not underline. To emphasize use only italics or bold. d) Footnotes Footnotes- the fewest as possible- and references must be numbered and appear at the bottom of the page, in Times New Roman 10.

f) Language It is recommended to avoid the use of words in a language other than Spanish and of unnecessary neologisms. If this is essential (because there is no translation or appropriate word), please add a brief explanation or approximate translation between parentheses or as a footnote. Words in a foreign language must be written in italics.

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