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Call for Papers - HAPSc Policy Briefs Series, vol. 2, no. 1


HAPSc Policy Briefs Series, Volume 2, Issue 1

Rebuilding the Future: Policy Making in the Early Post-Covid World

The Hellenic Association of Political Scientists (HAPSc) is inviting all researchers and experts to submit Policy Briefs based on recent research conducted in the following topic: “Rebuilding the Future: Policy Making in the Early Post-Covid World”.

The journal:

HAPSc Policy Briefs Series is a scientific journal of the Hellenic Association of Political Scientists (HAPSc). It was established aiming at the comprehensible and coherent publication of information on current issues, as well as at the exchange of interdisciplinary approaches for the analysis and provision of policy proposals. This biannual publication aims to develop interdisciplinary and multilingual dialogue by providing summaries of relevant research, suggesting possible repertoires - policy options or presenting specific actions, measures and policies.

The journal uses the system of double-blind peer review, and open access to its content is provided.

ISSN: 2732-6578,

e-ISSN: 2732-6586


Download the Call HERE.

Open Submissions: 05/04/2021

Deadline for Submission is: 16/05/2021

Answers will be given at the start of June 2021.

I. Introduction: Policy Briefs are tools that can transfer academic findings to a concise policy note that could be accessible by policy makers and general public.

The choice of the topic is left open to researchers.

II. Eligibility: The Call is open to both members and non-members of the Hellenic Association of Political Scientists and the brief could be a submitted by up to six authors.

Authors can be academics, technocrats and business executives.

III: Language: Accepted language is English. Additionally, applicants could also submit papers in French, Spanish and Greek. We encourage interdisciplinary and interlinguistic dialogue.

IV: Topics: Topics may include, but are not limited to the following:

·        Democracy and Civil/Human/Social Rights in the New Era

·        Public Administration and Governance in Transformation

·        Social Policies and Welfare State: The Way Forward

·        Health Politics and Policies after the Pandemic

·        Education, Life-Long Learning and Human Capital

·        Sustainable Development and Environmental Policies

·        Migration and Refugee Issues in the New Decade

·        International Relations and International Cooperation in a Post-Covid-19 Framework

·        European Union after Covid-19: Towards Recovery

·        Political Economy of the Post-Pandemic World

V: Submission and Evaluation process: Please submit your Policy Brief to policybriefs@hapsc.org with e-mail Subject: “Submission at HAPSc Policy Briefs Series”

The policy brief should:

✔      be between 2.000 – 2.500 words including references.

✔      include your name and your affiliations. Also, Google Scholar Profile and ORCID should be included for each author, if available.

✔      Include up to 10 Keywords.

Also, your submission should include two word documents:

1. The Policy Brief (according to the available template).

2. A short bio (about 300 words max).

Your policy brief should be named as “nameofauthor_hapscpolicybriefs2021.docx” and should be written in Times New Roman 12, line spacing 1.5. Use the available template. Also, you should follow the APA reference style (7th Edition) (see the template for more information).

Submissions that follow the instructions will be reviewed by two anonymous referees. The evaluation will be based on the following criteria:

⮚      the choice of the topic

⮚      the contribution to the existing knowledge

⮚      the recommendations and policy relevance and their feasibility

⮚      the quality of writing

The selected Policy Briefs will be published at the HAPSc Policy Briefs Series, vol. 2, no. 1 – “Rebuilding the Future: Policy Making in the Early Post-Covid World”.