Peer Review Process
Each submission to Servant Leadership: Theory & Practice is checked by the editor. At this stage, the editor may choose to decline your manuscript if it doesn’t fit the journal aims and scope. If the editor determines that the manuscript should go through the peer-review process, he/she will send it to at least two independent referees for double blind peer review. Once these reviewers have provided their feedback, the editor may decide to accept your manuscript, request minor or major revisions, or decline your work. While all journals work to different timescales, the goal is that the editor will inform you of their first decision within 90 days. The review process may take between three to six months.
Article Processing Charges and Fees
Servant Leadership: Theory & Practice does not charge article processing fees or article submission fees.
Information for Authors
- Who Can Submit?
- General Submission Rules
- Formatting Requirements
- Copyright Notice
- Open Access Policy
Who Can Submit?
Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Servant Leadership: Theory & Practice provided he or she owns the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article. Authors are the initial owners of the copyrights to their works (an exception in the non-academic world to this might exist if the authors have, as a condition of employment, agreed to transfer copyright to their employer).
General Submission Rules
Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to Servant Leadership: Theory & Practice, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at Servant Leadership: Theory & Practice. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Servant Leadership: Theory & Practice, please contact the editor.
Servant Leadership: Theory & Practice has no general rules about the formatting of articles upon initial submission. There are, however, rules governing the formatting of the final submission. See Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for details. Although bepress can provide limited technical support, it is ultimately the responsibility of the author to produce an electronic version of the article as a high-quality PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format) file, or a Microsoft Word, WordPerfect or RTF file that can be converted to a PDF file.
It is understood that the current state of technology of Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF) is such that there are no, and can be no, guarantees that documents in PDF will work perfectly with all possible hardware and software configurations that readers may have.
As further described in our submission agreement, in consideration for publication of the article, the authors retain all of their copyrights.
Servant Leadership: Theory & Practice is an Open Access journal, with articles distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY-NC), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Users have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of articles in this journal, and to use them for any other lawful purpose.
While authors retain full and permanent ownership of their work, Servant Leadership: Theory & Practice retains a perpetual, non-exclusive right to publish the work and to include it in other aggregations and indexes to achieve broader impact and visibility. Authors are responsible for and required to ascertain that they are in possession of image rights for any and all photographs, illustrations, and figures included in their work or to obtain publication or reproduction rights from the rights holders.
People seeking an exception, or who have questions about use, should contact the editor.
Open Access Policy
This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
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