Notes for contributors
Greener Management International is an international journal addressing the business and management processes that relate to the environment. These processes include, but are not limited to, the environmental implications of: marketing, logistics, operations, facilities, production, corporate strategy, project management, human resources, finance, environmental management systems, environmental communications, environmental auditing and lifecycle analysis. The journal has an audience of academics, Chief Executive Officers, Managing Directors, Board Directors, Corporate Planners and Environmental Co-ordinators in business, government and the voluntary sector.
The journal now has a theme-only approach. Each issue has one or more Guest Editors working under the direction of General Editor Professor Walter Wehrmeyer, University of Surrey, UK.
Submissions via email are required, saved as Microsoft Word or RTF documents. Submissions should be sent to appropriate Guest Editors as indicated on Calls for Papers (a list of current issues in progress can be found here)
It is usual for Calls for Papers initially to ask for abstracts of circa 300 words. After a selection has been made, full papers are requested. If there are problems contacting Guest Editors, submissions can be sent to:
Greener Management International, Greenleaf Publishing Ltd, Aizlewood Business Centre, Aizlewood's Mill, Nursery Street, Sheffield S3 8GG, UK. Tel: +44 (0)114 282 3475; Fax: +44 (0)114 282 3476; firstname.lastname@example.org .
Articles should be 4,000-6,000 words long. Manuscripts should be arranged in the following order of presentation.
First page: Title, subtitle (if any), author’s name, affiliation, full postal address and telephone, fax and email. Respective affiliations, addresses and emails of co-authors should be clearly indicated. Please also include approximately 50 words of biographical information on all authors, and a good-quality photograph (print, not transparency; black and white preferred; digital files acceptable if at least 300 dpi x 4 cm) of each.
Second page: A self-contained abstract of up to 150 words summarising the paper and its conclusions; and between 7 and 10 keywords, which will reflect the core themes of the paper (anticipating possible search terms that might be used by a potential reader).
Subsequent pages: Main body of text; footnotes; list of references; appendices; tables; illustrations.
Authors are urged to write as concisely as possible, but not at the expense of clarity. The main title of the article should be kept short, up to 40 characters including spaces, but may be accompanied by a subtitle if further clarification is desired. Descriptive or explanatory passages, intrinsically necessary but which tend to break the flow of the main text, should be expressed as footnotes or appendices.
All bibliographic references must be complete, comprising: authors and initials, full title and subtitle, place of publication, publisher, date, and page references. References to journal articles must include the volume and number of the journal and page extent. The layout should adhere to the following conventions:
Elkington, J. (1997) Cannibals with Forks: The Triple Bottom Line of 21st Century Business (Oxford, UK: Capstone Publishing).
Porter, M.E., and C. van der Linde (1995) ‘Green and Competitive: Ending the Stalemate’, Harvard Business Review 73.5 (September/October 1995): 120-33.
chapter in edited collection
Giddens, A. (1991) ‘Structuration Theory: Past, Present and Future’, in C.G.A. Bryant and D. Jary (eds.), Giddens’ Theory of Structuration: A Critical Appraisal (London: Routledge): 201-21.
Shayler, M. (1996) ‘Minimising Waste, Maximising SME Involvement: A Comparison of Two Approaches to Waste Minimisation’, paper presented at the Eco-Management and Audit Conference, Leeds, UK, 2–3 July 1996.
These should be listed, alphabetically by author surname, at the end of the article. When citing, please use the ‘author-date’ method in parentheses, e.g. ‘(Porter and van der Linde 1995: 122)’.
If including a URL with any of the above, please precede with a semicolon and include date accessed. Purely online references can be structured as follows:
European Commission (2010) ‘Poverty and Social Exclusion’ (Brussels: EuropeanCommission;http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=751&langId=en, accessed 24 May 2010).
Eurosif (European Social Investment Forum) (2008) ‘European SRI Study’, http://www.eurosif.org/publications/sri_studies, accessed 19 March 2010.
Use automatic numbering in word-processing software (e.g. Microsoft Word). Footnotes rather than endnotes. Otherwise, number consecutively in Arabic numerals and place before the list of bibliographic references. Then indicate position in the text by use of parentheses, e.g. ‘(see Note 1)’.
Tables, graphs, etc.
All tables, graphs, diagrams and other drawings should be clearly referred to and numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals. Their position should be indicated in the text. All figures must have captions. In all figures taken or adapted from other sources, a brief note to that effect is obligatory, below the caption.
Photographic material relevant to the article is expressly encouraged and should be supplied as digital files (acceptable if at least 300 dpi x 7 cm).
In order to be able to distribute papers published in Greenleaf journals, we need signed transfer of copyright from the authors. We are committed to a liberal and fair approach to copyright and accessibility, and do not restrict authors’ rights to reuse their own work for personal use or in an institutional repository. Please sign the copyright transfer agreement (available here, 68k Word doc) and submit with your paper.
Authors are responsible for ensuring that all manuscripts (whether original or revised) are accurately typed before final submission. One set of proofs will be sent to authors before publication, which must be returned promptly.