Art. 1 (Purpose)
Azienda Pubblica is the reference Journal of the scientific community which, in the context of business administration studies, focuses its research interests on the system of public administrations, health companies, other public service companies and public interest companies, non-profit institutions.
The Journal welcomes contributions that are characterized jointly by methodological rigor and by the relevance of the contents, acting as a bridge between the academic world, policy makers and public sector managers. For this reason, it mainly welcomes articles in Italian, although it is open to the gradual insertion of articles in English.
The publication activity is coordinated with other Journals and in particular, for the health sector and social-health and social assistance services, with Mecosan (Management and health economics).
Azienda Pubblica adopts the "Guidelines for the AIDEA code of honor" with particular reference, as it is closely linked to its activity, to article 3 of the version approved by the Board on 19/11/2015, in which the other of "enhancement and [...] growth of original Italian ways of business studies". The journal also has its own code of conduct.
Art. 2 (Bodies)
The Azienda Pubblica bodies are:
the Scientific Committee, divided into the Academic and Practitioners members.
Art. 3 (Steering Committee)
The Steering Committee is made up of 12 members, identified as follows:
Full professors, associates and researchers (or equivalent figures) serving at Italian or foreign universities, with significant publications in the journal's fields of interest, can be part of the Steering Committee. Also qualifying elements are the presence with positions of responsibility in international networks, membership in the Editorial Board of relevant national and international journals, the ability to acquire significant research projects at national and international level, the ability to promote and manage educational initiatives in the fields of interest of the journal.
More than two members belonging to the same university cannot be part of the Steering Committee.
Each member of the Steering Committee remains in office for a period of 6 years, not immediately renewable. The former members of the Steering Committee can be nominated again after 4 years from the end of the previous mandate.
The Steering Committee is renewed for a third in rotation every two years. Four members are then appointed every two years: 1 by the College of Economics of Public Administration of the University (currently Bocconi University) which holds the contract with the publishing house and guarantees the secretarial services and coverage of journal management costs; 1 by the outgoing Steering Committee; 2 by the relevant scientific community. The renewal of the current Steering Committee will take place, starting from 2016 and over a further 4 years, providing for the older members to gradually leave the Committee.
Former directors are members of the Steering Committee, in excess of 12 and without affecting the maximum limit of two members per university.
Art. 4 (Functions of the Steering Committee)
The Steering Committee appoints an internal coordinator and performs the following functions:
Art. 5 (Director)
The Director is appointed by the Steering Committee, remains in office for a period of four years and can be renewed only once.
The Director may appoint, within the Editorial Committee or outside it, an Editorial Coordinator to assist him in carrying out his duties.
At least once a year, the Director prepares a brief report on the progress of the journal and submits it to the Steering Committee, also electronically.
Art. 6 (Editorial committee)
The Editorial Committee is appointed by the Steering Committee and performs the following functions:
The composition of the editorial committee must aim to ensure coverage of the various areas of interest of the journal.
Art. 7 (Scientific Committee)
The Scientific Committee is divided into two components.
The academic component is made up of full professors and associates (or equivalent figures) of Italian or foreign universities, in permanent or out of service, with significant publications in the fields of interest of the journal, who are not already part of the Steering Committee or the Committee editorial. In relation to the international projection of studies on the public sector, the Steering Committee will take care to involve in the Scientific Committee an adequate number of colleagues from Italian or foreign training who work within universities or foreign research institutions.
The non-academic component is made up of exponents of the operational world (practitioners) who, due to their position and the quality of the activities carried out, can make a significant contribution to the life of the Journal. During the first application of the Regulation, the Steering Committee identifies its members.