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Article Submission and Book Review Guidelines
We welcome submissions to The Journal for publication related to the work of ombudsing. Below are our guidelines for submission. As always, the co-editors welcome your ideas and questions.
The Journal publishes articles, book reviews and case studies related to the profession of ombudsing. Prospective writers are encouraged to submit manuscripts that focus on the varied aspects of our work: practice, education, legislation, research, social media or administration. Our goals as editors and peer-reviewers is to support each writer produce the highest quality of work possible that conveys the author’s voice and intent.
Each submission should be submitted to the co-editors electronically, double-spaced with one inch margins. Length of each submission should not exceed 20 pages, including references and notes. Our Journal abides by APA standards. Please include a title page with the authors, title, institution, email address and an abstract containing no more than 100 words.
All submissions are reviewed by at least two editorial board members. Peer review is a blind process, and reviewers may recommend acceptance, rejection (with reasons given), revisions (with specific suggestions), or resubmission. Recommendations will be sent to the author. Submissions may be edited for clarity, consistency and format.
Book Review Guidelines Book reviews are welcomed by the editors which relate to the field of ombudsing. Book reviews should be limited to 1500 words and should clearly state the author’s thesis or intent of the book. Lastly, the reviewer should assert an opinion, evaluation or stance of the book in the beginning of the review.
The editors welcome feedback and inquiries regarding submissions. You can contact us by email: Lisa Neale.