Journal Mission (click here to download .pdf file)

Mission. The International Journal of Public Procurement (IJoPP) seeks to advance public procurement globally by exploring theories and sharing best
practices of public procurement keyed to:
- Functional areas, including but not limited to procurement policy, procurement strategic planning and scheduling, contract formation, contract administration,

evaluation, and procurement methods and techniques;
- Substantive areas such as government procurement laws and regulations, procurement economics and politics, and procurement ethics; and - Topical issues such as e-Procurement, procurement transparency, and green procurement.
IJoPP covers government procurement in developed and developing nations. It will include research studies, narrative essays, exemplar cases--both good and bad–from past experiences, commentaries, book reviews, and occasionally, reprints of informative published government reports.
Background. IJoPP provides research-based, in-depth analysis of government procurement by some of the world's leading educators, executives, and practitioners.
Audience. IJoPP serves procurement officials in all areas of the public sector, vendors and contractors who provide goods and services to public entities, researchers, the general public, and particularly members of the International Public Procurement Conference network, and libraries.
Subscription Information. IJournal of Public Procurement is currently published two times per year. The subscription rate for Volume 1 (2011) is as follows:
Individual and Government Rate $225.00 (+ $10.00, foreign postage)
Institutional Rate $275.00 (+ $10.00, foreign postage)

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Manuscript Preparation and Submission. See end of issue.
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Manuscript Guidelines (click here to download .pdf file)


AUTHORS. The International Journal of Public Procurement (IJoPP) welcomes manuscript submissions from academicians and practitioners from the United States and other countries.
TYPES OF MANUSCRIPTS. IJoPP publishes research studies, narrative essays, exemplar cases, commentaries, book reviews, and on occasion, reprints of informative published government reports. Although IJoPP is read by both academicians and practitioners, a majority of readers are NIGP members who are purchasing officers and managers in the public sector.
Thus, IJoPP is particularly interested in:
- Exemplar procurement practices in various government entities, and non-profit organizations in the United States and other countries; and - Academic manuscripts, including applied and theoretical research.
Academic manuscripts should be analytical in nature and may discuss theories, principles, and applications; report relevant research; analyze procurement-related issues; or describe procurement techniques and practices. IJoPP particularly welcomes manuscripts dealing with concepts from various academic disciplines including public policy/administration, economics, law, management, political science, information systems, behavioral sciences, supply chain management, and other disciplines which contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the various areas of public procurement.
WRITING TIPS FOR ARTICLES. The general format of the manuscript should be as follows: title of article, names of author, abstract, and text.
The ABSTRACT should not have more than 120 words in length, covering (1) a statement of the background situation that led to the development of the manuscript; (2) a clear statement of the problem or the basic issues involved; (3) a brief summary of the key findings or conclusions of the research; and (4) a brief description of the methodology used.
Whenever possible, the text discussion should be divided into such major sections as INTRODUCTION, METHODS, RESULTS, DISCUSSION, ACKNOWLEDGMENTS, and REFERENCES. Manuscripts should be submitted typed, double-spaced, on one side only. The entire typing area on the title page should be four and one-half inches wide by five and one-half inches long. The major headings should be separated from the text by two lines of space above and one line of space below. Each heading should be in capital letters, centered, and in bold. Secondary headings, if any, should be flush with the left margin, in bold characters, and have the first letter of all main words capitalized. Leave two lines of space above and one line of space below secondary headings. All manuscripts should be left- and right-hand margin justified.
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PUBLIC PROCUREMENT 2011 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS of collaboration, sources of research funds, and address changes for an author should be listed in a separate section at the end of the paper after the section on References.
EXPLANATORY FOOTNOTES should be kept to a minimum and be numbered consecutively throughout the text and aggregated in sequence under the heading NOTES, at the end of the text but before REFERENCES.
REFERENCES. The references section serves to provide the reader with sufficient information so that he or she can easily locate the work cited in the research. Overall, each reference should include the following information author(s)’ name (first name, middle initial, and last name); title of work; journal, serial, proceedings, or book in which the work was published; volume and number of the issue [example: volume 1, number 1 would appear as 1(1)]; date the work was published; page numbers (in the case of journals, serials, and proceedings). See for detailed manuscript instructions.
WRITING TIPS FOR BOOK REVIEWS. Book reviews in IJoPP generally run three to six double-spaced pages. Occasionally, a slightly longer review is appropriate, but as a rule, readers prefer getting right to the heart of the matter without too much editorializing by the reviewer.
Major points that should be covered in a review include the following:
- The purpose of the book;
- The book's intended audience;
- The basic thrust of the book;
- A brief discussion of the scope and breadth of coverage of material in the book;
- Discussion on the depth of coverage and balance of topics covered, possibly including some analysis of the important parts or topics; and - Identification and discussion of the book's strengths and weaknesses.
MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS. Electronic submissions are required. A cover letter must accompany each submission indicating the name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address of the corresponding author.
For questions concerning journal policies, manuscript submissions, book review proposals/submissions, and symposium proposals/submissions, please contact appropriate editors as follows.
Regular Manuscripts, Symposium Proposals/Submissions and other Inquiries should be e-mailed to:
Khi V. Thai, Ph.D., Editor
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REVIEW PROCEDURE. All manuscripts are reviewed by three peer reviewers, who are selected on the basis of their specialized expertise by the editorial staff. Manuscripts are assigned a code number before being mailed to peer reviewers so the author(s) remain anonymous. The IJOTB Editorial Board and peer reviewers consist of both academicians and practitioners, with national and international representation. Reviewers make suggestions to the editorial staff if and when a rewrite is needed. Rewrites are requested for approximately 70 to 80 percent of accepted articles.
ACCEPTED MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION. All accepted manuscripts will be copy-edited by a professional copy editor.
COPYRIGHT. Only original papers will be accepted, and copyright of published manuscripts will be vested in the publisher. In other words, contributors release the copyright of their articles to PrAcademics Press by signing a Copyright Release Form available for PDF download at Please note that employees of certain governmental and profit entities may not be authorized to release the copyright of their articles.
The IJOTB recognizes that to be a truly international journal, we must provide access to scholars whose first language is not English. To aid in this goal,
we are offering copyright services to potential authors for a moderate fee.
This will increase opportunities for publication, by enabling potential authors to communicate their ideas more clearly in written English. To take advantage of this service, please contact Helene Kreamer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to initiate the process.

Paper Preparation Guidelines. The general format of the manuscript should be as follows....

The deadline for Abstract/Paper Proposal Submissions (IPPC9) is 20th December 2023