Chapters for edited collections
It is usual for abstracts of circa 300 words to be sought initially. After a selection has been made, full chapters are requested. Submissions via email are required, saved as Microsoft Word or RTF documents. They should be sent to the Editor of the collection.
If there are problems contacting Editors, please contact Jayney Bown, 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.
Chapter length will be determined by the Editor, but will usually be in the range of 4,000-6,000 words. 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.
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 chapter (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 chapter 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: European Commission;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).
On receipt of typeset troofs (see below), authors are requested to assign copyright to Greenleaf Publishing. This allows Greenleaf Publishing to sanction reprints and photocopies and to authorise the reprint of complete volumes according to demand. Authors' traditional rights will not be jeopardised by assigning copyright in this manner, as they will retain the right to re-use.
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.