Global Business and Organizational Excellence

Cover image for Vol. 36 Issue 3

Edited By: Mary Ann Castronovo Fusco

Online ISSN: 1932-2062

Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines


The main audience for GBOE is executives, managers, human resources specialists, academics, and consultants. The focus of the journal is on operational issues in organizations, and on the implications for practicing managers working in an international environment. All contributors to GBOE should keep these points in mind when writing articles.

GBOE publishes case studies and applied research that deal with the best practices of, and innovative approaches by, organizational leaders or those working directly with them. These accounts should be detailed, and emphasize the organizational and human aspects of initiatives that are mature enough to have demonstrated their effectiveness in a clearly identifiable way. Wherever possible, authors should consider the inclusion of concrete examples, anecdotes, and direct quotations to help bring the story to life and make it more accessible for the reader.

All manuscripts are considered for publication on the understanding that they represent original material and are offered exclusively and without fee to GBOE. Articles must not have been published previously and may not be submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere. Copyright of published articles will be vested with the publisher, John Wiley & Sons.

Editorial Content

GBOE publishes case studies and applied research concerning the best practices and innovative approaches used by organizational leaders or those working directly with them. Case studies should focus on the concrete (what a company is doing) rather than on the abstract (for example, “risk-taking”), and include practical examples to illustrate abstract concepts. Research articles should stress the contribution that the author’s findings make to practice rather than to theory. Any theoretical content should provide context for the subject; it should not be the main focus of the article. Authors submitting articles on applied research should note that such articles are not subject to double-blind peer review. All accepted manuscripts are subject to editing.

Citations: In-text citations should be kept to a minimum. Only cite sources that contribute to an overall understanding of the topic. Whenever a direct quote is used, the page number as well as the source must be cited. Do not cite sources in footnotes. Complete citations for each source should be placed at the end of the article under a “References” heading.

For guidance on formatting of references, refer to the “Wiley In-House Style for References,” available from the editors.

Formatting and Submission Requirements

Manuscripts should be 3,000-7,500 words/12-30 pages long, written in 12-point serif font (e.g., Times New Roman), double-spaced, with one-inch margins on all sides; all pages numbered. Submit manuscripts via email as MS Word document attachments. Manuscripts submitted as PDFs or via Web-based applications, such as Google Docs, will not be considered. Also include:

  • An abstract of 150-200 words that summarizes the main focus/findings of the article.
  • A brief biography with the name, title, position, affiliation, field of expertise, and email address of each author. Clearly indicate the given name and family name for each author.
  • Full contact information, including postal address, phone, fax, and e-mail address for each author. In the case of multiple authors, clearly indicate which writer will serve as corresponding author.

Style: Adopt a straightforward writing style that avoids long, complex sentence structures. Titles should stress the practical value/aspect of the article’s content.

The language of publication is English, but articles should be written for an international audience. Any local or national references must be explained. Acronyms or abbreviations should be given in full when first used, and should be used sparingly.

Graphics (Exhibits):Any graphics—figures, tables, photo, or other illustrations—must be cited in the text, but they should not be embedded within the text. Every graphic should be labeled as an “Exhibit,” and numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals (Exhibit 1, Exhibit 2, Exhibit 3, etc.).

All Exhibits should be submitted as separate Word files with one Exhibit per file. Be sure to include a text callout in the manuscript for each Exhibit close to where it should appear (i.e., “see Exhibit 1”). Each exhibit must be numbered (i.e., “Exhibit 1”) and include a caption.

Please include a list of the numbered Exhibit captions on the last page of your submission. Graphics for Exhibits should be in black and white and supplied as image files (.jpeg, .tif, or .eps) with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi.

Exhibits submitted in color will appear in color online, but will print in grayscale. Authors are responsible for obtaining any necessary permissions for use of images.

Submit article proposals to Subject line should include the lead author’s surname and one keyword from the manuscript title.

KEDGE Business School’s development strategy is to promote high-quality, internationally recognized research as a vehicle for progress in the business world. Research is crucial to the enhancement of business performance and competitive position. A key feature of our research is a determination to engage with the challenges that face society. Global responsibility and humanism lie at the heart of much of our work. Global Business and Organizational Excellence is an important means of spreading these ideas in both the professional and academic worlds.