Call for papers – international scholarly journal “Croatian and Comparative Public Administration” in Scopus and Web of Science Core Collection

 Dear readers, authors, and friends,

 It is a great pleasure to inform you that our international scholarly journal “Croatian and Comparative Public Administration” (CCPA) has been included in the Scopus and Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC) – Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)   ( This assures the highest possible visibility of the journal, which is now accessible through all the portals where the Scopus and Web of Science Core Collection database are indexed.

The papers published in our journal continue to be indexed in the following databases:

  • Hein Online (William S. Hein & Co. Inc., Getzville, New York, USA),
  • Worldwide Political Science Abstracts, Social Services Abstracts, Sociological Abstracts, Public Affairs Information Service – PAIS International (ProQuest),
  • Political Science Complete, Public Administration Abstracts (EBSCO Publishing, Inc., Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA),
  • Public Administration Database for Accessing Publications in European Languages –PA@BABEL (European Group for Public Administration – GroupeEuropéen pour l’Administration publique, Brussels, Belgium),
  • International Political Science Abstracts – Documentation Politique Internationale (Paris, France),
  • Hrčak – database of the Croatian scientific journals (Ministry of Science and Technology, Srce&HIDD, Zagreb, Croatia).

The Editorial Board, committed to high quality, ethical, and transparency standards, invite authors to submit their papers for publication in CCPA. Submitted papers undergo a double-blind review process. We have ensured renowned international reviewers whose names and institutional affiliations are regularly published in the journal every year. In order to make the review process as transparent and as fair as possible, the journal uses an Open Journal System on its web page

In adherence to the highest ethical and professional standards in science, all papers are electronically checked for plagiarism. In addition, the ORCID identification number (the researcher’spersonal digital identifier number) is published along with all other authors’ data. Thanks to a recently established cooperation with the Croatian Office for DOI, the paper will be issued with a DOI number, starting from no. 1/2018, ensuring further betterment in international visibility and accessibility.

Detailed instructions about paper submission and formatting, as well as the contents of previous issues and published papers can be foundat the following link: There is no paywall for downloading. Papers can be submitted online, through the year, at

CEE Network of Public Administration and Policy Journals

The CEE Network of PAP Journals is launched as a NISPAcee initiative in cooperation with funding members and does not have a form of a legal person.

The main goal of the new CEE Network of PAP Journals is to promote the quality and impact of public administration and policy journals in the CEE region. Core activities are focused on mutual promoting and advertising, cooperation in publishing of excellent proposals and cooperation in an evaluation work. NISPAcee website will provide a core platform for the Network activities. All participating journals are responsible for promoting the Network on their own web pages.


Croatian and Comparative Public Administration (CCPA) is a well-indexed international scholarly journal, published on a quarterly basis. It was launched in 1999 by the Institute for Public Administration and is co-published by the Faculty of Law of the University of Zagreb, Croatia.

CCPA publishes papers dealing with public administration, public management, and public governance, with a special focus on theoretical development and empirical research. The journal promotes the highest quality of published papers and fully expects the authors and all others involved in the publication process to adhere to the highest ethical standards. A highlight of the journal is its comparative approach, which enables policy learning and transfer across Europe and worldwide.

Papers are accepted following a double-blind review process and the decision of an international editorial board. Papers are published in English, with occasional publication in Croatian and other languages. CCPA welcomes papers from all over the world. The journal would like to see more contributions from underrepresented groups such as young and postdoctoral researchers, women in science and research, and authors who are conducting their research in less than favourable circumstances. However, criteria for paper acceptance are identical for all authors.