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Socio-Economic Planning Sciences: Special issue on DEA in the Public Sector

Socio-Economic Planning Sciences
The International Journal of Public Sector Decision-Making

Special issue on
Data Envelopment Analysis in the Public Sector

Guest editors:
Rajiv Banker, Fox School of Business and Management, Temple University, USA,
Ali Emrouznejad, Aston Business School, Aston University , Birmingham, UK,
Ana Lúcia Miranda Lopes, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil,
Mariana Rodrigues de Almeida, The Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil,

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Socio-Economic Planning Sciences will publish a special issue on data envelopment analysis (DEA) in the public sector. The goal of this special issue is to compile state-of-the art research, spanning modelling, theory, empirical studies, application and case studies in this emerging and rich important research area. We seek contributions that are rigorously executed, clearly and succinctly written, and innovative relative to what is currently known. In light of the scope of SEPS, all papers must clearly demonstrate the relevance of their contributions with respect to the public sector.

The focus of the special issue is on the development of the DEA methodology and its applications to performance management in all segments of the public sector. Note that straightforward applications of DEA and pure methodology papers that do not show relevance to the public sector would be out of the scope of the journal.

While this special issue is devoted for best papers presented in the DEA2012 conference, it is also open to authors not presenting at this conference.

Manuscript Preparation
Please refer to the Journal Information and Author Guidelines for additional information on manuscript preparation at

All manuscripts should be submitted online at, when submitting the manuscript please select the article type “Special issue – DEA in the public Sector”.

Important Dates

15 January 2013          : Submission Deadline
(early submission recommended, referee process starts once the paper received, accepted papers will be published individually online as they are accepted)
31 May 2013                : Notification of status & acceptance of paper
31 July 2013                : Revised manuscripts
30 September 2013    : Final version of paper
                          2014       : Anticipated print publication

Notes for Prospective Authors
Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Submitted papers will be peer-reviewed in the same manner as any other submission to a leading international journal. The major acceptance criterion for a submission is the quality and originality of the contribution.


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