How to submit articles
Call for papers
The International Journal of Organisational Behaviour is calling for papers for a special edition in 2013:
Questions about this issue, including expectations, additional submission requirements, appropriateness of topic and the like should be directed to the respective editor/s for these editions, namely:
Ronel Erwee and Renee Malan
Submissions should be sent by email to the respective editors.
Manuscripts should be in the vicinity of 5000 words in length, exclusive of reference list, tables and figures. It is anticipated that the special edition will be published in February 2012.
- submission of full paper by 30 April 2013
- notification of acceptance by 30 May 2013
- submission of final and revised manuscripts by 30 June 2013
- Submissions must adhere to the requirements of the style guide for authors.
- All submissions will be subject to blind review.
- Please read the information below.
Information for contributors
The International Journal of Organisational Behaviour is an electronic journal which publishes articles in fields of interest to people who research, teach and apply organisational behaviour.
IJOB publishes two streams of articles in each issue. The first stream includes articles on original, empirical research or theoretical articles about the disciplines of organisational behaviour. The second stream includes practitioner-related articles about the applications of OB scholarship in organisational settings and that have managers as an intended audience.
In the research in OB stream:
IJOB favours authors who synthesise theory in new ways, who present innovative conceptual models, who take positions prompting new thinking or who provide new insights to current debates.
Most articles should include implications for research or propositions for future research.
All types of empirical methods—quantitative, qualitative, or combination—are acceptable.
Exploratory survey research, methodological studies or conceptually grounded discussions of methodology, replications and extensions of past research, and commentaries with new empirical content are also of interest for publication as research notes.
Theoretical syntheses, reflective position papers, historical essays with implications for current and future science, discussion of important social issues, and comprehensive literature reviews firmly grounded in theory are also acceptable.
In the OB applications stream:
In this stream, the IJOB seeks to publish work that considers the application of organisational behaviour knowledge and scholarship to organisational settings. Articles should be presented from the perspective of industry-based practitioners.
In both streams:
Articles and research notes should be written so they are understandable and the contribution of specialised research to general management theory and practice should be made evident.
Manuscripts are considered for publication with the understanding that their contents have not been published and are not under consideration elsewhere.
Manuscripts submitted for publication as articles should not ordinarily exceed the equivalent of 20 double-spaced typewritten pages, including tables. Manuscripts submitted as research notes should not exceed the equivalent of 10 double-spaced typewritten pages, including tables.
Decisions regarding the publication of submitted manuscripts are based on the recommendation of members of the IJOB's editorial board or that of other qualified reviewers.
All articles and research notes published in IJOB are subject to a blind review process. Reviewers evaluate manuscripts on their significance to the field, conceptual and technical adequacy, appropriateness of content and clarity of presentation.
Reviewers' comments are made available to authors.
Please contact Ronel Erwee with International Journal of Organisational Behaviour in the subject heading.
Style guide for authors
Manuscripts will not be published that have been submitted to, accepted by, or published in other journals.
Authors may retain copyright of their own materials. The IJOB, however, requests authors to provide clearance that materials may be used for educational purposes.
Submit the document as an attachment to an e-mail message. The document must be convertible to either HTML or Adobe Acrobat formats.
Documents which cannot be opened will be returned to the contributor for re-submission. The preferred word processing format is Microsoft Word 2007). The length of manuscripts should not ordinarily exceed the equivalent of 20 manuscript pages (4000-5000 words) for articles, and 10 manuscript pages (3000 words) for research notes, including references, appendixes, tables, and figures.
The manuscript should use Times New Roman in at least 12pt font. Justify and double-space all material, including footnotes, references, appendices, tables, and figures.
Title page, abstract, and page numbering
The first page of the document is the title page and should be numbered '1'. It should include the title of the article (formatted in all capital letters), the authors' names, and their affiliations, addresses and contact numbers (initial caps only).
IMPRESSION MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES OF TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERS
Ken W Parry
School of Management and Marketing
University of Southern Queensland
Tel: +61 7 4631 2719
Fax: +61 7 4631 1533
An abstract of 100 words or less and the title of the article should appear on page 2. The body of the article begins on page 3. Page numbering should continue through all pages. The articles will be published electronically with page numbering included.
Each article must contain up to a maximum of eight keywords which clearly encapsulate the content of the article, and are to be placed directly after the abstract.
An unnumbered footnote can be used to acknowledge financial support and the assistance of others in the reported research. The text for this footnote should appear at the bottom of page 1.
Main headings should be used to designate the major sections of an article and should be left justified on the page and typed in all capitals. For example:
Secondary headings should be typed flush with the left margin and in small letters, with major words beginning with capitals. For example:
Data and sample
Third-order or paragraph headings should begin with a standard paragraph indention and be typed in small letters, with only the initial word capitalised, and followed by a period. The text should follow on the same line. For example:
Manager sample. Respondents consisted of a random sample of 300 managers…
Tables and figures
The use of tables and figures should be considered carefully, and used only when they contribute substantially to the article. Each table should have the word TABLE (type in all caps) and its number (Arabic numerals) centred at the top. The table's title should be in capital and small letters and centred on the page directly under the table number. For example:
Results of Regression Analysis
Number tables consecutively from the beginning to the end of the article. Indicate each table's position in the text as follows:
Insert Table 2 about here
Statistics should have only two decimal places. If it is necessary to distinguish some numerals in a table, boldface type can be used.
Figures are illustrations and should be scanned. The spacing and lettering used in figures should allow for the possibility that they will be reduced in size by as much as 50 per cent so that they will fit the size of the web page. Figures should be numbered and titled like tables (see above). Indicate each figure's position in the article in the same way as each table's position.
The IJOB requires that the Harvard System of referencing be used. Please refer to the following guidelines or refer to the referencing page in this journal.
Footnotes should be used sparingly and should not be used for citing references.
Citations should be made in the text by enclosing the cited authors' names and the year of the work cited in parentheses. For example:
Several studies (Liesch 1994; Mattsson & Millett
1995, 1997; Wiesner 1998a, 1998b)
support this conclusion.
Citations to the source of a direct quotation must give a page number or numbers; these follow the date of publication and are separated from it by a colon. Page numbers should also be cited when specific arguments or findings of authors are paraphrased or summarised. For example:
Liesch has said that writing a book is 'a long and arduous task' (1994, p. 3).
If a work has two authors, give both names every time the work is cited in the text. If a work has more than two authors, give all authors the first time it is cited. In subsequent citations, include only the name of the first author, "et al.," and the year. For example:
Few field studies use random assignment (McDonald, Smith & Erwee 1996) (first citation)
…even when random assignment is not possible (McDonald et al. 1996, p. 23) (subsequent citation)
Lengthy quotations are given separate paragraphs which are indented from the left margin, without the use of quotation marks. Citations are as above.
An alphabetically ordered list of the references should be included at the end of an article. References should begin on a separate page headed REFERENCES.
Several references by an identical author (or group of authors) are ordered by year of publication, with the earliest listed first. If the year of publication is also the same, differentiate references by adding small letters ('a', 'b', etc.) after the year.
Book entries in the list of references follow this form: authors' or editors' last names, initials year, title of book (book titles are italicised and the first letter of all major words is a capital letter), name of publisher, city where published, state or country. For example:
Australian Bureau of Statistics 1997, 'Employment and Earnings', Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, ACT.
Bass, B M & Avolio, B J (eds.) 1994, Improving Organisational Effectiveness through Transformational Leadership, Sage, Thousand Oaks, CA.
Parry, K W 1996, Transformational Leadership: Developing an Enterprising Management Culture. Melbourne, Australia: Pitman Publishing.
Periodical entries follow this form: authors' last names, initials year, title of article or paper, name of periodical, volume number (issue number), page numbers. For example:
Browning, LD, Beyer, J M & Shetler, J C 1995,' Building cooperation in a competitive industry: Sematech and the semiconductor industry', Academy of Management Journal, 38 (1), 113-151.
Scott, R D 1994, 'The reform role of Chief Executives: Accountability, Leadership and Licence', Australian Journal of Public Administration, 53(4), December, 443-452.
If a periodical article has no author, treat the name of the periodical like a corporate author, in both citations and references. For example:
There is fear that unemployment may rise (Canberra Times 1998).
Canberra Times 1998, 'Unemployment may rise', February 12, 14.
Chapters in books follow this form: authors' last names, initials year, title of chapter (in lowercase letters except for the first letter of the first word and first word after a colon), in editors' initials and last names (eds.), title of book, name of publisher, city where published, state or country, page numbers. For example:
Avolio, B J 1996, 'What's all the Karping about Down Under? Transforming Australia's Leadership Systems for the 21st century', in KW. Parry (ed.), Leadership Research and Practice: Emerging Themes and New Challenges, Pitman Publishing, South Melbourne, Australia, pp. 3-15.
Smith, D G 1998, 'An occupational safety perspective', in KW Parry & DG Smith (eds.), Human Resource Management: Contemporary Challenges and Future Directions, USQ Press, Toowoomba, Queensland, pp. 35-48.
Unpublished papers, dissertations, and presented papers should be listed in the references using the following formats:
Adamson, LM 1994, 'Management Theory and Leadership Style Applied to Occupational Therapy Management Practice', Masters Dissertation, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.
Ashkanasy, NM & O'Connor, C 1994, 'Value Differences as a Barrier in Leader-Member Exchange: A Multidimensional Scaling Analysis', paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Dallas, Texas.
At the time your article is accepted for publication, please submit a brief biographical sketch of 50 words indicating present position and affiliation, and current research interests. For example:
Raylene Brown is an assistant professor of management and the director of the Management Improvement Centre at Sandstone University. Her current research interests include cross-cultural motivation theory and sociotechnical systems in organisations.
Research notes contain brief descriptions of original research and a manuscript should not exceed the equivalent of 10 double-spaced typewritten pages in length. Prepare manuscripts intended for this section according to the instructions for articles with an abstract of 50 words.
Avoidance of sexist and other biased language. Authors should avoid terms or usages that are denigrating to ethnic or other groups or may be interpreted as such. The use of 'he' as a generic pronoun ('a manager…he'), can imply gender-based discrimination. Using plural pronouns - changing the 'client…he' to 'clients…they' is preferred.