Submission Guidelines

Authors should observe the following guidelines for submitting manuscripts:

  • All submissions must be transmitted as a single Microsoft Word file attachment to an email message addressed to:

Submissions sent via the single-file attachment should include the following and in this sequence:

  1. The first page should list the following information: title of manuscript, author(s) name(s), institutional affiliation(s), mailing address(es), email address(es), phone number(s), and fax number(s). Also, it should include the category (Research, Practice, Education/Development, Reviews, Notes, or Dialogue) for which the attached manuscript is being submitted and a brief statement indicating that the attached manuscript has never been published and is not currently under review elsewhere.
  2. A 100-word biography of each author on a separate page or, if necessary, pages (a page should easily accommodate two biographies). A biography should include the author’s name, position title, institutional affiliation, and email address at a minimum.
  3. A cover page that includes only the title of the manuscript. No additional information should be set out on this page. Nota bene: Author name and identifying information should not appear on this or any subsequent pages. Also, the "Summary," which is listed under the menu "File/Property/Summary" in Microsoft Word, should be deleted in order to maintain the integrity of the double-blind review process.
  4. A 100- to 150-word abstract for all manuscripts submitted for categories Research, Practice and Education/Development, unless a manuscript for Education/Development is an instructional material – e.g., a case, simulation, or leadership development exercise. For submissions for Research, abstracts should discuss the purpose, methods, results, and conclusions that are described fully in the manuscript. For submissions for Practice and Education/Development, abstracts should provide a summary of the manuscript. A list of 3-5 key words that best express the content of the manuscript should be included, in alphabetical order, at the end of the abstract.
  5. The manuscript itself, including all illustrations, figures, tables, and other materials placed where they are intended to appear in the manuscript.
  6. Notes should be kept to a minimum and used only to make substantive points that add to the manuscript. They should be double-spaced and observe APA format.
  7. References should be doubled-spaced, listed in alphabetical order, and observe APA format.


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International Leadership Journal: Summer 2015