Open Public Administration Review (OPAR) Submission Instructions
and Information for Authors
Authors should submit a manuscript electronically to
or submit three manuscripts physically to Department of
Administration, National Open University, No. 172, Zhongzheng
Rd., Luzhou Dist., New Taipei City 247, Taiwan (R.O.C.).
All manuscripts should be written using a widely accepted
word processing program such as Microsoft Word.
English manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with
the guidelines of American Psychological Association (APA)
OPAR uses a double-blind review process so authors should
prepare their manuscripts accordingly. Include the title of the
manuscript and an abstract of no more than 300 words on a page
preceding the first page of the manuscript.
Do not include the author(s) name on the title page.
Please avoid indications of authorship in the body of the
manuscript whenever possible. This is commonly done by referring
to oneself in the third person and including typical references
to the work cited in the reference list. Assuming that the text
references to an author’s previous work are in the third person,
full citations should be included as usual in the references.
Authors should not thank colleagues in notes,
acknowledgments, or elsewhere in the body of the paper or
mention institution names, Web page addresses, or other
potentially identifying information. This information can be
added if the manuscript is accepted.
Once a manuscript is formally accepted, authors will be
provided with instructions regarding the publication process.
Authors will be required to assign copyright of their article to
Department of Public Administration, National Open University.
Copyright assignment is a condition of publication and articles
cannot be passed to the publisher for production unless
copyright has been assigned. To assist authors, an appropriate
copyright assignment form will be supplied by the editorial