1. TYPES OF PAPERS
Papers may be research-oriented, theoretical or applied in nature but must be related to the broad theme of sustainable leadership (see the Sustainable Leadership Pyramid
). Papers are expected to contain new thinking and/or findings, and be original.
Papers must be in English. Non-native speakers of English are strongly advised to have a native speaker edit their paper prior to submission and reviewing.
3. DOUBLE-BLIND REVIEWING
Full papers will undergo double blind reviewing and may be accepted, sent back to the author(s) for revision, or rejected. We aim to inform authors of the review results by email within three weeks of submission.
4. FILE TYPE
Papers should be saved as a Microsoft Word compatible file and formatted for A4 (or 8.5 x 11 inch) paper.
Text should be:
- in 10 point Calibri font
- in singlespacing
- fully justified left and right
- with 2.5cm (one inch) margins.
You may like to use this Word template to help you with the correct layout.
Maximum length of text is 10 pages including references, tables, figures and appendices. Papers exceeding 10 pages, if published, will be charged at a rate of 400 THB per extra page.
7. STRUCTURE OF PAPER
Full papers should contain the following:
a. Title of the paper – centred, 14 point font size, in bold and capital letters.
b. [for FINAL paper only] Name, institute affiliation, mailing address, and email address for all authors – centred.
(Full papers undergo blind peer-review, so please ensure author names are not included in your full paper.)
c. Abstract (maximum 200 words).
d. Keywords (up to 6).
f. Body of paper i.e. your text.
g. If reporting research, describe the sample and methodology in some detail.
h. Findings and discussion/analysis.
i. Limitations and future directions (where relevant).
k. Tables and figures should be placed in their proper position in the paper (where applicable).
l. References (American Psychological Association (APA) guidelines are appropriate).
8. SUBMITTING YOUR PAPER
Submit your full paper online via Conftool, the conference registration website. Log into your account with Conftool, locate your submission entry and select ‘Full Paper’.
9. PUBLICATION OPTIONS
If your paper is accepted, (subject to favourable reviews and points 1 and 4 above), we will ask you to submit a final version of your paper, which will appear in the electronic conference proceedings and may be invited for inclusion in ISL books.
Publishing your final paper in the ISL e-proceedings is at no cost to registered conference attendees, and authors are free to put forward their paper for publication elsewhere after the conference.
You can also opt-out of being published altogether in our e-proceedings.
10. AUTHOR BIO
When submitting your final paper, please also supply a file containing a 100 word biography of each author. This will be published in our e-proceedings and the schedule of conference presentations.
11. STRUCTURED ABSTRACT TEMPLATE
If you submit a structured abstract for publication in our e-proceedings, and not a full paper, you will need to use the following template.
Structured Abstract template
Length: approx. 250 words
Please include the headings in your abstract. (view an example of a Structured Abstract here)
What are the reason(s) for writing the paper? If it is empirical, what are the aims of the research?
Include the main method(s) used for the research. What is the approach to the topic and what is the theoretical or subject scope of the paper? How are the objectives achieved?
What was found in the course of the work? ie your analysis, discussion and/or results.
Research limitations/implications (if applicable)
If you report on research findings, then record limitations in the research process and suggestions for future research.
Practical implications (if applicable)
Which outcomes and implications for sustainable leadership practice, applications and consequences have you identified? What changes to practice should be made as a result of this research?
Social implications (if applicable)
What will be the impact on society of this research? How will it influence public attitudes? How will it influence (corporate) social responsibility or environmental issues? How might it affect quality of life?
What is new in the paper? To whom?
12. DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?
Please contact us at ISL on firstname.lastname@example.org or use our contact form.