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ISSN: 2315-7844                   Impact Factor: 0.2 *                                 Call for paper

Papers: 135
Citations: 310
h-index: 7 (53%)
g-index: 14 (65%)




Aims and Scope
The Review of Public Administration and Management (ROPAM) is an Open Access journal and aims to publish most complete and reliable source of information in the form of research article, review article, conference proceeding, case report, etc. in all areas of the concerned field and provide free and unrestricted access to published articles for readers around the world and provide the highest possible standards of publication by scrutinizing the papers through peer-review assisted by the eminent experts from all parts of the globe.

About Journal
ROPAM is a referred Journal that is published by The Department of Public Administration, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka – Nigeria bi-annually (July and December). The Journal endeavours to provide a forum for researchers, practitioners, students, resource persons and other people in the academia who are interested in the discussion of current and future issues and challenges impacting on the field of Public Administration, Management Sciences, Humanities, Education, Arts and Social Sciences. We adopt double blind peer review policy in which both authors and reviewers are kept anonymous so as to maintain the high technical and quality standards as required by the researchers.
ROPAM deals with the study of government decision making, the analysis of the policies, the various inputs that have produced them, and the inputs necessary to produce alternative policies. Public Administration is centrally concerned with the activities that are governmental in nature, that is, the enactment and judicial interpretation of laws and their pursuant regulations, legislative activities, taxation, national defense, public order and safety, immigration services, foreign affairs, international assistance, and the administration of government programs. The journal includes a wide range of fields in its discipline to create a platform for the authors to make their contribution towards the journal.
The journal makes use of 'Editorial Manager System' for attaining high quality in the peer-review process. 'Editorial Manager System' is an online manuscript submission, review and tracking system. The peer-review process is mainly performed by the Editorial Board Members of the journal or outside experts; at least two independent reviewers' approval is required, followed by the editor's approval for acceptance of any citable manuscript. Authors may submit manuscript and track its progress through the editorial tracking system. Reviewers can download manuscript and submit their opinion to the editor. Editors are supposed to oversee the entire submission/review/revise/publish process.

Department of Public Administration Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria and Zainab Arabian Research Society for Multidisciplinary Issues Dubai, United Arab Emirate.

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Editorial Policy

  • The Review of Public Administration and Management is a biannual journal published by the Department of Public Administration, Faculty of Management Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka-Nigeria and ZARSMI, Dubai.

  • The purpose of the Journal is to promote and share knowledge, skills and innovations in government and the wider Public and Private Sector environment in Nigeria and abroad.

  • The Journal publishes peer-reviewed articles, case studies, fieldwork notes, viewpoints, policy briefs, book reviews (not peer-reviewed) and research results from practitioners of all grades and professions, academics and other specialists on the broad spectrum of subject-matter.

  • All manuscripts are circulated anonymously to specialist referees for evaluation. Reports from referees may be made available to authors, but the names of referees will be withheld. On the basis of the referees’ reports, content and other deficiencies, the Editor reserves the right to make minor alterations or to reject any manuscript.

  • Copyright of articles published in the Journal vests in the journal and may not be published or reproduced in any form without prior consent from the Editor.

  • Warning: Infringement of copyright exposes offenders to criminal proceedings that could result in civil actions and/or a fine/ imprisonment and a criminal record. Therefore, authors are advised to acknowledge the origin of any content in an article or other contribution obtained from another source.

  • Reprints of articles can be obtained from the Editor on the Payment of a prescribed Fee.

  • Opinions expressed in the Journal are, however, those of the individual authors, and are not necessarily subscribed to by the Editor, Editorial Committee or the Editorial Board.

Editorial Board Members

Editor in Chief:           Prof. J.C Okoye Ph.D Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka

Managing Editor:        Dr. F.C  Agbodike      Nnamdi Azikiwe University,


Editorial Committee Members:

Prof. Dr. Muqqadas Rehman                         IBA, University of the Punjab, Pakistan.
Prof. F.C. Nze                                              Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu
Prof. M.C Muo, Ph.D                                   Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
Prof. Nnabuife Ezimma, Ph.D                        Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
Prof. Ofuebe Chikelue, Ph.D                         University of Nigeria, Nsukka
Prof. Emma Chukwuemeka Ph.D                  Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
Prof. Ewium Ngozi, Ph.D                              Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
Dr. Anazodo Rosemary O                             Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
Dr. Igbokwe-Ibeto, C. Justine                       Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka


Review Editors

Prof. Ezeani, Emma Ph.D                               University of Nigeria, Nsukka
Prof. Awotokun, Kunle Ph.D                         Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife
Prof. Ndolo, Ike Ph.D                                     Enugu State University of Science & Technology
Dr. Akhakpe, I.B                                            Lagos State University, Ojo
Dr. Chima, Paul                                              University of Abuja, Gwagwalada
Dr. Nchuchuwe, F.F                                       Lagos State University, Ojo
Dr. Faruka Abubakar                                      Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
Dr. Osakede, K.O                                           Western Orthodox University, UK
Dr. Kinge, Ruth F                                           Gombe State University, Gombe
Dr. Tonny Masha                                            Walter Sisulu University, South Africa

Editorial Board of Networks

Prof. EOC Ijeoma PhD                                   University of Fort Hare, South Africa
Prof. Maduabum, Ckuks PhD                         National Open University of Nigeria
Prof. Valentine James PhD                             Clarion University, Pennsylvania USA
Prof. Robert Dibie PhD                                  Indiana State University, Kokomu USA
Prof. Okigbo, Charles Ph.D                            North Dakota State University, USA
Prof. Thakhathi, D PhD                                  University of Fort Hare, South Africa
Dr. Happy Kayuni                                          University of Malawi, Chancellor College
Dr. Mathew Funsho B                                    Gombe State University, Gombe
Dr. Asaju, Kayode                                          Federal University Wukari

The editorial board is keen to receive research on following areas:

Human Resources
Human Resource refer to the individuals or personnel or workforce within an organization responsible for performing the tasks given to them for the purpose of achievement of goals and objectives of the organization which is possible only through proper recruitment and selection, providing proper orientation an induction, training, skill developments, proper assessment of employees.
Public Administration
Public administration is the implementation of government policy and also an academic discipline that studies this implementation and prepares civil servants for working in the public service. Public administration is centrally concerned with the organization of government policies and programs as well as the behavior of officials formally responsible for their conduct.
Business Administration
Business administration is the process of managing a business or non-profit organization, so that it remains stable and continues to grow. The administration of a business includes the performance or management of business operations and decision making as well as the efficient organization of people and other resources to direct activities toward common goals and objectives. Management is viewed as a subset of administration, specifically associated with the technical and operational aspects of an organization, distinct from executive or strategic functions.
Elements of Management
Management should be viewed as a process consisting of 5 elements. They are Planning, Organizing, Commanding, Coordination, Controlling. Planning as the most important managerial function. Creation of organization structure and commanding function is necessary to execute plans. Coordination is necessary to make sure that everyone is working together, and control looks whether everything is proceeding according to the plan.
Scientific Management
Scientific Management is a theory of management that analyzes and synthesizes workflows. Its main objective is improving economic efficiency, especially labor productivity. It was one of the earliest attempts to apply science to the engineering of processes and to management. The principles of scientific management, is a seminal text of modern organization and decision theory and has motivated administrators and students of managerial technique.
Central Administration
Central Administration is the leading or presiding body or group of people, and the highest administrative department who oversee all lower departments of an organization. Central administration is also a key part of the civil service in many countries. The department also plays a key role in making critical decisions for many countries.
Voluntary Administration
Voluntary administration is an insolvency procedure where the directors of a financially troubled company or a secured creditor with a charge over most of the company’s assets appoint an external administrator called a voluntary administrator. The role of the voluntary administrator is to investigate the company’s affairs, to report to creditors and to recommend to creditors whether the company should enter into a deed of company arrangement, go into liquidation or be returned to the directors.
Regulation and Management
Manages the entire lifecycle of regulatory requirements from citation intake to requirement and control definition across multiple regulatory bodies. Regulation Management automates the regulation intake to provide a consistent, enterprise-wide approach to manage compliance processes. It includes pre-built compliance dashboards to provide transparency to management, provides workflow and collaboration capabilities, including a staging area for draft requirements or controls and integrates with other compliance solutions.
Democratic Republic
A democratic republic is, strictly speaking, a country that is both a republic and a democracy. It is one where ultimate authority and power is derived from the citizens, and the government itself is run through elected officials. A republic is a state in which the supreme power rests in the body of citizens entitled to vote. However, in recent practice, countries that have described themselves as democratic republics have not always held free or fair elections.
Public Civil Service
A civil servant or public servant is a person in the public sector employed for a government department or agency. The extent of civil servants of a state as part of the civil service varies from country to country. An international civil servant or international staff member is a civilian employee that is employed by an intergovernmental organization. These international civil servants do not resort under any national legislation but are governed by internal staff regulations.
Public Financial Management
Public financial management builds on the development community's efforts to strengthen developing countries' capacity to better manage their public finances. It looks for ways to more effectively support country efforts: in particular, by bringing together development partners and country authorities to foster good practices in implementing PFM reforms, harmonies the measurement of PFM performance, share knowledge and experiences among development partners and countries on using country PFM systems, strengthen accountability in PFM systems.
Public Human Resource Management
The function of human resources management is to provide the employees with the capability to manage healthcare, record keeping, promotion and advancement, benefits and compensation. The function, in terms of the employers benefit, is to create a management system to achieve long-term goals and plans. The management allows companies to study, target, and execute long-term employment goals. For any company to have an efficient ability to grow and advance human resource management is a key.
Social Security Funds
The Social security funds program runs a surplus, there will be excess funding available for the Social Security Administration that year. The excess funds are diverted to one of the trust funds. The money in the trust fund is used by the treasury in the form of treasury bonds. The treasury bonds provide interest on the money in the trust funds, and if the program sees a deficit, the excess funds from previous years plus any interest earned is used to pay beneficiaries.
Public Sector Employment
The composition of the public sector varies by country, but in most countries the public sector includes such services as the military, police, public transit and care of public roads, public education, along with health care and those working for the government itself, such as elected officials. The primary difference between public and private sector workers is in who they work for. Public sector workers are those that work for some sort of government agency. When people refer to jobs in the public sector, they are oftentimes referring to jobs with the federal government. However, these jobs can also be found in both state and local government as well. Private sector jobs are those found with employers who are nongovernment agencies.

*Unofficial 2014 Impact Factors established by dividing the number of articles published in 2012 and 2013 with the number of times they are cited in 2014 based on Google search and the Scholar Citation Index database. If ‘X’ is the total number of articles published in 2012 and 2013, and ‘Y’ is the number of times these articles were cited in indexed journals during 2014 then, impact factor = Y/X

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