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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submissions sent via the single-file attachment should include the following and in this sequence:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The manuscript itself, including all illustrations, figures, tables, and other materials placed where they are intended to appear in the manuscript.
- 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.
- References should be doubled-spaced, listed in alphabetical order, and observe APA format.