We are very pleased to announce that the open access journal, Sustainability, (impact factor 1.077, indexed in Scopus, SSCI and many others) has offered ISL authors at our 2015 conference the opportunity of submitting their full papers to the journal for review.

Accepted papers would be published in September 2015 in the special issue entitled Sustainable Leadership and Management (details at http://www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability/special_issues/sustainable-leadership).

Authors at the 2015 ISL conference now have two publishing options:

  1. Publish your full paper in the ISL e-proceedings after it has been accepted by ISL’s reviewers.  This involves no cost to registered conference attendees, and authors are free to put forward their paper for publication elsewhere after the conference. (This has been the norm for our previous conferences.)
  2. Publish a structured abstract in the ISL e-proceedings and send your full paper to the journal, Sustainability, for review and publication.  A link to the published article can be included in the structured abstract in our e-proceedings. Author publication costs are 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs) – a reduced price for ISL authors.

If your initial abstract/proposal for the 2015 conference is accepted, you will then be offered the choice of either submitting your full paper or your structured abstract in our conference submissions system.

If you submit a structured abstract you will need to use the following template.

Structured Abstract template
Length: 250 words maximum

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?


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