Administrative Development 'A Journal of HIPA, Shimla' ISSN: 2319-2976 is a double-blind bi-annual refereed journal invites quality research papers, review articles, commentaries and book reviews for the forthcoming issues of the Journal.


Scope of the Journal: The articles must address the issues relating to AdministrativeDevelopment, Public Service and Policy. Since the focus of governance in recent times havedivulged from administration to citizen service delivery, the articles should also address citizenrequirements in policy and the effective ways of implementing it for greater public welfare. Articlesfrom different branches of knowledge are welcomed if they have any direct or indirect relation tothe administrative development, public service and policy. Articles must have some relevance forgenerating some important policy implications.


Article type: Journal will comprise research articles,general articles or commentary on important issues and book reviews.The contributions should be original and scientifically written with citationof proper sources/literature. Copyright infringement and plagiarism is discouraged with some preliminary verification and authors will be held responsible for any violations.


Periodicity: (Half-Yearly). January-June and July-December. It will be available at the end ofperiodicity i.e., June and December.


Refereeing and Editing: This is a peer reviewed journal. After submission an article will be sentfor review. To avoid any biases, the process of reviewing will keep the names of author andreviewers confidential.

Correspondence Address: Chief Editor, Fairlawns Himachal Pradesh Institute of Public Administration, Fairlawn, Shimla -171012 (India).


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Circulation:        The       journal       is       circulated        in      all       state Government Departments/Institutions/Libraries in Himachal Pradesh, all ATIs, SIRDs, and training,educational and research institutes across the states.

Pricing: Each issue is priced at Rs. 100 for the individuals and Rs. 200 fortheinstitutions/Libraries (postage and handling charges of Rs 50 per issue are extra).Authors will get two complimentary copies of the issue. For long term subscriptions, pleasesend mail at our correspondence address with details about subscription period,subscriber’s complete correspondence address along with the Demand Draft of the requisiteamount for the number of issues during subscription period.

ISSN Number: The Journal contains the ISSN Number 2319-2976.

Journal Style:

Footnotes and end notes should not be used. If necessary, a general 'Explanatory Note' can be given at the end of the article.


Citations: (Desai, 1998); (Smith & Hofstad,2006);(Sharma et al, 2009).


References for all articles go together at the end of the journal. References should besetout using thefollowing format:


Journal: Jaffe, A., R. Newell, and R. Stavins. 2005. A tale of two market failures: Technologyand environmental policy. Ecological Economics 54:164–74.


Book: Metz, B.,O.Davidson, R. Swart, and J. Pan (Eds.). 2001. Climate Change 2001:Mitigation.Contribution of Working Group III to the Third Assessment Report of theIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


Author Guidelines

Submissions to ADJ-HIPA are made using the online submission and peer review system. Online submission and registration is available at

For registration, please follow the instructions below:

  • Please log on : or click on manuscript submission
  • Create account with filling in the requested details
  • Enter username as your email address and password of at least 6 characters in length and containing one special character
  • Click finish and your account has been created
  • Click on the submit a manuscript link which will take you through to the manuscript submission page
  • Complete all fields and browse to upload your article
  • After all required sections completed, preview your pdf proof
  • Finally submit your manuscript


Submission of article: Articles are required to be submitted through mail at: ( as doc file. PDF will not be accepted. Figures are to be also sentseparately as JPEG or TIFF files. However, larger files have to be sent through CD/DVD.


The accountability of the research matter articulated in this journal is entirely of the author(s)concerned. The view expressed in the research papers/articles in this journal does not essentially correspond to the views of the publisher/editor. The publisher/editor of the journal is not liable for errors or any consequences arising from the exercise of information contained in it.


Published by: HimachalPradesh institute of Public Administration (HIPA), Fairlawn, Shimla-171012.

Printed in India by:
 HP Govt. Printing Press, Printing & Stationery Department, Shimla-171003