Call for Papers | Public Policy Institute - Azerbaijan

Public Policy Institute

Call for Papers

Public Policy Institute, Baku based think-tank announces call for policy briefs and policy studies.
Public Policy Institute (PPI) is a non-profit, non-partisan and independent policy think-tank initiative newly launched Azerbaijan, Baku, by a network of young Azerbaijanis educated abroad.
The rationale for the launch of the initiative derives from an assessment of needs for alternative policy information sources and a regular discussion platform for public institutions, international delegations, civil society, media and business community (herewith, referred to as the ‘policy stakeholders’) in Azerbaijan, as well as from a process of perusal of dynamically increasing demands and interests in the Azerbaijani society to think critically and systematically on a number of key policy questions in the country and to find potential and research-based solutions to them.

PPI publishes high quality policy briefs and articles on all aspects of economic, social and public policy in an international and local context. It places particular emphasis upon briefs and articles, which seek to contribute to debates on the future direction of public policy and to analyze issues in the designing and implementation of public policies. The papers must be practice- and policy-oriented and exclusively focus on Azerbaijan. But papers with comparative international perspectives with regard to Azerbaijan are also encouraged. The objective of the call are to draw attention of the policy and scholarly community of Azerbaijan to key policy issues, challenges and opportunities regarding the country and to promote innovative, high-quality papers clearly and precisely concentrated on key policy issues in a variety of thematic directions. Main analytical requirements for the papers are as follows: 1) analyze current state of affairs and clearly specify challenges; 2) discuss relevant international best practices and its relevance or feasibility for Azerbaijan; 3) outline key policy recommendations.


Following types of contributions are welcomed: policy briefs; policy papers/studies; conceptual papers, critiques, case studies, essays, or book reviews. All research approaches – anthropological, analytical, argumentative, conceptual, empirical, experimental, mathematical, statistical, sociological and theoretical – are welcome. The papers are accepted in all areas related to public policy including Economics, Science, Education, Technology, Business, Finance, International Affairs, Security and Defense, Social policy, Energy and Environment.

Peer Review Process

All manuscripts submitted should be original contributions and not under consideration for publication elsewhere.  The manuscripts will be reviewed by peer experts (double-blind reviews).  The Editor will consider the reviewers’ recommendations and assess whether a contribution should be accepted for publication subject to stipulated changes or that the author(s) should be requested to revise the manuscript substantially or that the manuscript is not yet fully developed.

Guidelines for Authors

  •  All submissions must be the original work of the authors, and represent significant contribution.
  •  An abstract (maximum 200 words length) is required.
  •  Manuscripts must be submitted electronically as a Word document file.
  • Documents must be double-spaced in APA format (see, using a 12-point font size (Times New Roman).
  • The length of the brief may be within the range of 3,000-3,500 words. Policy article or study can be as long as 10,000 words. Longer articles will not be processed.
  •  Authors are responsible for adequate editing prior to submission of the manuscript.
  •  Papers are accepted in English or Azerbaijani languages.


Submission Deadlines

All manuscripts must be submitted to the Editor,

All enquiries must be addressed to the above email addresses. Manuscripts are placed continuously in the review process as soon as they are received. So, submissions may be made anytime.


The authors of the published papers will be awarded with honoraria in addition to getting published on the PPI web-page and journal. The amounts of the honoraria are negotiable for the policy-oriented and scientific research papers but fixed for the high-quality essays and op-eds. An Honorarium is granted per-paper (vs. per-author) and this implies that co-authored papers will equally share the granted honoraria amounts.