Permanent call for papers

Dialogues Section

Dialogues Section: Overview

Rivista Italiana di Public Management -Studi e Proposte per Innovare la Pubblica Amministrazione came into being with the intent to disseminate in public institutions (a culture highly oriented towards innovation. RIPM is a scientific review that thinks globally, and that looks to good practices in Italy and abroad, while linking academia and public administrations in a setting of profound social, cultural and technological change. RIPM’s priority objective is to see the engagement of, and to connect to one another, scholars from the most varied disciplines as they grapple with the problems of public institutions using a multidisciplinary approach. Public institutions in modern states are called upon to play an increasingly complex role. RIPM aims to take up this challenge and to become a place of experimentation for articulate reflection on new paradigms with proposals and stimuli for study and analysis in the field.

Dialogues Section: Objectives

The challenge to which all scholars and professionals in public administrations are called today is to conceive, propose, and develop new keys for the understanding of our age, using a multidisciplinary perspective and expanding the horizon of reflection to sectors that have not historically dealt directly with public institutions but that can constructively and innovatively support this analysis by overcoming the traditional juridical or formal approach. This vision allows new grafts of knowledge to be experimented with, in order to generate unprecedented solutions and open various research paths and proposals for action in public management. The Dialogues Section has as its fundamental objective that of setting out scenarios for projecting the public system as a whole into a society of today and the future. In this section, RIPM aims to point to a favourable arena for an open dialogue on the issues of public management, with innovative proposals capable of offering instruments for dialogue and analysis. The Permanent Call for Papers is designed to interpret the procedures through which the models of public choices are analysed, developed, and implemented by political decision-makers, managers, professionals, and stakeholders. The periodical’s goal is to promote a perspective to stimulate future debates and create the scientific conditions for the development of new paradigmatic models or new models for applying theories. Papers may be articulated by content, with a theoretical approach or descriptive analysis of cases, provided that, in this latter setting, there is also a dialectic tendency to theoretical modelling.

How to submit a paper

Authors who wish to answer the Permanent Call for Papers must submit their articles mentioning code (RIPM Permanente) in accordance with the editorial guidelines and send the paper to

The paper’s format must be 6,000 words, including tables and illustrations and not including bibliography, using the template for this purpose.

For the editorial guidelines and the template, see the editorial guidelines section.