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The JMP is an electronic journal developed by the Department of Human Resource Management and Employment Relations for readers at the University of Southern Queensland. It is the intention of the editors that readership of the JMP will primarily be Faculty of Business and USQ staff and students. However, works are available to all users of the web.
A key role of the JMP is to provide a forum for students, lecturers, and practicing professionals, to share their ideas and opinions. Where collateral issues of mutual interest and benefit exist, the lecturers and students of other departments in the university are invited to submit articles. In this way, the JMP is a mechanism for releasing ideas to a university readership, with the aim of receiving feedback on the submission. These submissions which contain observations on the practice of management, provide valuable contributions to a university-based corpus of knowledge. In essence then, the JMP provides an opportunity for exploration and publication across the full range of HRM areas. In addition, submissions from other fields of management will be considered. Papers that feature case study materials based on the authors original work are especially applicable to this journal.
Students who are submitting authors may be linked with the department at either undergraduate or postgraduate levels. The JMP editors invite works from both levels and from other management orientations.
For an article to be considered suitable for inclusion in the Journal of Management Practice, it must conform to the following:
The JMP editors welcome submissions for the purpose of providing constructive feedback on the author's work. It is understood and accepted that contributing authors may later wish to resubmit their work to other refereed journals, having already presented the work earlier in the JMP. Given the special conditions under which copyright is described below, authors are encouraged to investigate this option.
Editorial Guidelines All articles submitted for publication are reviewed by referees and staff of the Department of Human Resource Management and Employment Relations. The review is a blind review process. The articles are assessed for suitability which is determined primarily, but not necessarily solely, on the following criteria:
The blind review process requires that reviewers complete a report. The report includes an evaluation of worthiness of the submission. The reviewers are given certain options in this assessment, viz:
The editors may use their discretion to notify contributors of required changes. Final acceptance of the article is conditional on these changes having been made.
The following guidelines are designed to help you prepare articles for submission.
The Journal of Management Practice is designed for staff and students to report back on empirical or qualitative projects, where information has been gathered from the field. This may be presented as individual case studies in the student situation, or it may be aggregated analysis in the situation of staff. The form that the article takes is dependent on the types of information that is gathered. Articles which do not subscribe to research or case study situations are to be presented in essay format. Case studies can be presented in either report or essay formats. Empirical and business based research articles are to be presented in the typical research based formats.
Submit the document in three (3) original copies and on disc. The document must be convertible to either HTML or Adobe Acrobat formats. Documents which cannot be opened will be returned to the contributor for resubmission. The preferred word processing format is Microsoft Word 6 or 97 (for Macintosh, Windows or Win95/98).
The manuscript should be formatted on A4 (8.27" x 11.69") size page setup using "Times New Roman" with a 12-point font. Justify and Double-space all material, including footnotes, references, appendices, tables, and figures. Use wide margins2.5cm or moreat the top and bottom and on the left and right of all pages.
Title Page 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 (all capitals).
The Impact of Human Resource Strategies on Employee Motivation
University of Southern Queensland
The inclusion of the author's contact details is necessary and important. While the readership of the JMP is intended to be limited to the USQ, the abstract which accompanies the article for publication will be accessible to a wider readership. From time to time, authors who submit articles for publication in the JMP may receive requests for copies from others who have access to the abstract but not the full article. The editors and the USQ are not agents of the author. That is, there is no obligation on the editors or the USQ to attend to such requests. Whether or not the author wishes to make copies of the complete article available beyond the USQ readership of the JMP, is at the discretion of the author. If the author requests assistance from the USQ, it will be expected the USQ may provide the assistance on a cost-recovery basis only.
Contributing authors should give some consideration to how the contact details might be communicated to readers. It is recommended that either e-mail or telephone number would be most effective in expediting contact between author and reader.
Articles up to approximately 17 pages (2,000-4,000 words) including references, appendices, tables, and figures are considered an appropriate length. Articles that are shorter than 2,000 words or longer than 4,000 may be considered at the discretion of the editors.
To assist the journals audience, a title of not more than eight words in length should be provided which clearly reflects the articles content.Keywords
Each article must contain up to a maximum of five (5) keywords which clearly encapsulate the content of the article, and are to be placed directly after the abstract. Minor aspects of an article should not be keyworded.
Headings and Sub-headings
The use of main headings and first and second sub-headings is encouraged. The headings should be concise and should indicate the content of the paragraphs that follow. The main headings must be centered and in capitals. Minor headings are to be placed on the left of the page.
Spelling, Punctuation, Grammar
Authors are responsible for submitting articles that are complete and clearly written and which contain no errors in spelling, punctuation or grammar.Where there is an anomaly between US and UK spelling, please ensure that the UK version is used; for example -ise, rather than ize, as in Nationalise.
Numbers one to twelve and per cent to be spelt out; for example: ten per cent. Figures having a decimal point need not be written; for example: 10.5 per cent. Sentences having two or more percentage figures can be presented in numerical form with the percentage sign included; for example: 10.5%.
All articles for submission must conform to the Harvard system of referencing. Contributing authors should check for consistency before submission.
Figures, Charts, Diagrams
Figures, charts and diagrams can be included in articles. Authors need to be aware that complex figures, charts and diagrams at times are difficult to convert. Where possible, every effort will be made to maintain the integrity of complex figures, charts and diagrams when placed in HTML or Acrobat format.
Authors need to supply details such as their qualifications, current position, name of the organisation for which they currently work and scholarly interests. These details will be published at the conclusion of their article.
Abstracts and articles may be submitted electronically to HRM@usq.edu.au or presented on floppy disk inclusive of a hard copy and posted to:
The Journal of Management Practice
Department of Human Resource Management and Employment Relations
University of Southern Queensland,
Queensland, 4350, Australia.
The following list of keywords has been developed as indicators of a topic area for this journal. These keywords should not be viewed as a definitive guide. We hope that they assist the author/s to locate central themes and topics with their research interests and articles for submission.
Absenteeism; Change; Communication; Culture; Diversity; Equal Employment Opportunity; Health and Safety; Human Resource Management; Industrial Relations; Information Management; Job Design; Job Satisfaction; Leadership; Management; Styles; Motivation; Organisational Behaviour; Organisational Structure; Participation and Empowerment; Performance; Personality; Power and Politics; Recruitment and Selection; Remuneration and Rewards; Small-Medium Enterprises; Strategy; Teams; Training and Development.
Please pay careful attention to the details of the journals style set forth in these guidelines when making your submissions. Your adherence to these guidelines will expedite the review, editing, and publication processes.
[Up]Copyright Because the Journal of Management Practice seeks to fulfil a unique charter, in the sense that it has been created as a reservoir for quality pieces of academic work, which might not otherwise find a way to being published, there are specific conditions governing copyright of submitted material. These conditions are predicated on the fact that the Journal of Management Practice will not solicit ownership of copyright, and that copyright remains with the author.
The editors of the Journal of Management Practice assert that;
Intending contributing authors must not submit abstracts or articles which either they, or others acting on their behalf, have successfully submitted to gain acceptance for publication in other print or electronic media based journals;
Intending contributing authors must not concurrently submit abstracts to the Journal of Management Practice and any other print or media based journal either pending or post-acceptance directly related to these submissions;
Contributing authors may wish to follow due process to protect their own work by copyright at their own initiative and cost;
Authors after having gained acceptance to have a paper published, will consent in writing for the journal to publish the article, and in so doing, accept that the editors, while having exercised due process to inform its readership of legal and ethical responsibilities not to plagiarise, or reproduce without the consent of the author(s) any article or part of the articles, cannot be held accountable for the misuse of private intellectual property on the part of the Journal of Management Practice readers;
Where grievances arise as a result of the misuse of intellectual property, responsibilities, proceedings and cost in matters of disputes rest solely with the author(s) to action against the offending party. The Editors, Faculty in the Department of Human Resources Management and Employee Relations of the University of Southern Queensland and other members of the departments and faculties of the University of Southern Queensland and the University of Southern Queensland will not be answerable in any such disputes.
All authors of the accepted papers will be asked to sign an appropriate declaration to the above.Matters Related to Copyright Upon acceptance of an article for publication, authors will be requested to sign a clearance for the University to copy the article to the WEB. As part of this process, it is to be recognised that the defined readership consists of USQ faculties, departments, academics and students, but that under circumstances, material may be distributed more widely.
Contributing authors are advised that they are required to provide contact details at the head of their article so that intending users are able to make contact to obtain the author(s) permission to copy.
Submitting an Abstract
Each article presented for publication should be accompanied by an abstract. This item should be no more than 100 words. Up to five keywords should be included at the foot of the abstract. Below the key words, it is requested that you show your full name, address, telephone/fax numbers and/or email address, if applicable. Please ensure that your contact details are current.
The author/s will be notified if their article has been accepted. Upon acceptance the author/s will be requested to submit their article for blind reviewing.Submitting an Article Where acceptance of an article has been granted, a blind reviewing process will proceed. Up to three reviewers may be appointed at the discretion of the editors to review the article. The editor will forward a letter based on reports received from the review panel to the author/s. Together with the notification of changes to the article, a release of copyright for the author/s to sign will be submitted in order for the article to be placed on the WEB. This copyright release, together with a disc and a hard copy of the article, must be submitted by mail to the editors before publishing. A copy of the article may also be posted as an attachment to email at this stage. This is optional. You should show your name and current contact details directly under the title of your article. You may expect your article to be placed in the journal within a reasonable peiod of time, and to remain on the WEB for a period of approximately 180 days (6 months) from the date of entry. Authors wishing to extend the period of containment on the WEB may apply in writing to the editors giving reasons. Enquiries of this nature are welcome, however, the maximum period of WEB holding will not be more than 360 days (12 months).
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Last updated: 18/2/99
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