”Der öffentliche Sektor - The Public Sector” was founded in 1975 as a print journal and is published since 2015 as an open-access journal provided by the Centre of Public Finance and Infrastructure Policy at the Institute of Spatial Planning at TU Wien. Since 2017 “The Public Sector” is member of the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), along 10,000 open-access publications from all around the world.
The aim of the bilingual journal is to advance the discussion on public intervention in a socio-economic and spatial context, studying the interrelations between economic and social change, policy design and policy impact on different spatial levels. At the same time, it encourages the discussion on role models and co-operation between the public, private and non-commercial sectors. It follows a multi-disciplinary approach, addressing experts from disciplines and fields such as public economics, urban and regional planning, infrastructure policy, fiscal policy, environmental economics, land use policy and planning, planning law, real estate management and housing economics, political science, urban sociology and other related fields.
”Der öffentliche Sektor – The Public Sector” considers itself as a platform for exchange between science and practice, as well as between young academics and senior experts.
Each issue is devoted to a particular theme selected by the editorial board. However, the thematic focus of one issue per year corresponds to the theme of the annual IFIP-conference.
At irregular intervals “special issues” are published. Special issues are edited by guest editors and, following a specific call for papers, all contributions have to pass a double-blind peer review.
The journal especially encourages young researchers to submit papers. After acceptation of the abstract, all papers will be reviewed by one or more members of the Editorial Board or by two anonymous external reviewers.
No open-access or paper submission fees will be charged. Publication languages are English and German.
Open Access Policy
„Der öffentliche Sektor – The Public Sector” is an Open-Access-Journal under the Creative Commons licence CC-BY-NC, which allows free access and non-commercial use if authorship is mentioned. Thus, users have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles.