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Author Guidelines

Submissions are encouraged to challenge our collective assumptions about the humanitarian system. We welcome papers that deal with concepts of leadership in the humanitarian system, as well as ideas useful to humanitarian decision-makers, or that interact with core concepts of the humanitarian system.

Manuscript requirements

Papers need to meet the following requirements to be considered:

  • Referencing must be in APA7 format
  • A 150-word abstract must be included
  • The paper should be in MS Word
  • All language should be in first or third person and spelling and punctuation should be as polished as possible
  • Please include a 50–100 word leadership relevance response: How does this paper inform humanitarian leadership practice?
  • The preferred word count is 5,000 words (excluding bibliography, abstract and leadership relevance response).

How to submit | Contact us

Articles can be submitted via the Centre for Humanitarian Leader's website. 

All submissions will be reviewed and prospective authors will be advised of the outcome.

You are welcome to discuss your idea with the Editor, Dr Nazanin Zadeh-Cummings, before submitting your paper:

Submission Preparation Checklist

All submissions must meet the following requirements.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

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