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Editorial Policies

Peer Review Process

All papers selected for submission will undergo review by the Editorial team of The Public Sphere. In order to facilitate the review and the formatting processes, please clearly identify sections and subsections, as well as the citations for figures and photographs. All submissions are initially assessed by a Senior Editor, who scores the paper on persuasiveness, novelty, and clarity. Top scoring submissions are accepted for review, and evaluated by a team of multiple reviewers. All reviewers must be independent from the submission and will be asked to declare all competing interests. 

Authors should be aware that they will be expected to revise submitted articles prior to publication. In order to facilitate the review and the formatting processes, please clearly identify sections and subsections, as well as the citations for figures and photographs.The Public Sphere Journal reserves the right to exclude any article from inclusion in final publication at any point in this process. The Public Sphere also maintains the right to edit, delete, or change any aspect of an article at its own discretion. Any major changes will be communicated to the author prior to publication. In addition, The Public Sphere may reproduce, excerpt, or otherwise utilize published material in its future publications, website or events without the explicit consent of the author. The Public Sphere maintains a commitment to protecting the work of its authors and to ensuring that this work is not reproduced unlawfully or without the author’s permission by other parties.

Take Down Policy

Houghton St Press adheres to UK copyright law and respects intellectual property rights. If you an author, rights holder or are authorised to act on behalf of an author/rights holder, and you are concerned at you have found material published in Public Sphere for which you have not given permission that infringes your copyright, you have the right to request its removal. For more information to help you understand whether an infringement has occurred and guidance on how to gather evidence to back up your request, see this Factsheet from the UK Copyright Service.

If you wish to request the removal of material, please contact us stating the following:

  • Your contact details: this should include your full name, title if acting on behalf of an organisation, telephone number, email and postal address.
  • The full bibliographic details of the material.
  • The exact and full URL where you found the material.
  • Proof that you are the rights holder and a statement that, under penalty of perjury, you are the rights holder or are an authorised representative.

Upon receipt of a request, the Public Sphere team will remove any alleged infringing content while an investigation is carried out. If it is concluded that the material is in breach of intellectual property rights, the material will be permanently withdrawn from the Public Sphere website.

Contact details:

Public Sphere: Journal of Public Policy

Houghton St Press
LSE Library
10 Portugal Street
London
WC2A 2HD

SPP.publicspherejournal@lse.ac.uk

 

Section Policies

Policy Brief

  • Open Submissions
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Policy Paper

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Photo Essay

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Research

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Editorial

  • Open Submissions
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