September 2017 Issue

The International Journal of Civil Service Reform and Practice

of the Regional Hub of Civil Service in Astana

is seeking papers for its upcoming issue; hence we invite you to submit or recommend original research papers dealing with the topics of civil service reform theory and practice, public sector human resources management and development, public service delivery, and ethics and anti-corruption practices.  

The International Journal of Civil Service Reform and Practice (IJCSRP) is a practitioner-oriented, peer-reviewed, open access journal, published biannually by the Regional Hub of Civil Service in Astana (ACSH).

The Journal aims to provide access to global knowledge on civil service reform theory and practice to the Commonwealth of Independent States, Central Asia, the Caucasus and other ACSH participating countries by publishing high quality papers based on original and novel research in the field.

The Regional Hub of Civil Service in Astana is launching anew the publication of its Journal, in a revamped format to reach international standards, aspiring to become a reputable scientific reference publication in its field. 


High visibility: The Journal is disseminated to an extensive list of partners in the 32 ACSH participating countries, as well as various international organisations, academic institutions and think tanks around the world.

Open Access: There is no submission fee; all published articles are available and accessible to everyone interested in civil service related issues.

Authors may submit their manuscripts in the form of research papers, articles, case studies, discussion notes, and book reviews, either by email at or online.

Your manuscripts should not exceed 8,000 words in length and they may be written in English or Russian. For detailed guidelines for authors, please, follow this link .

Submission deadline for the upcoming issue is 14 August 2017