The „International Journal
of Action Research“ provides a forum for an open and non dogmatic discussion
about action research, both its present situation and future perspectives. This
debate is open to the variety of action research concepts
worldwide. The focus is on dialogues between theory and practice.
of Action Research“ is problem driven; it is centered on the notion that
organizational, regional and other forms of social development should be
understood as multidimensional processes and viewed from a broad
socio-ecological, participative and societal perspective.
The „International Journal
of Action Research“ is a refereed journal, appearing three times a year. The
editors invite contributions from academic social sciences, giving special
attention to action research and action research practice, to conceptual and
theoretical articles pertaining to its focus and to discussions on the changing
worlds of work and society.
To submit relevant articles, please contact:
Dr. Danilo R. Streck
Rua Pastor Rodolfo Saenger, 144
Bairro Jardim América
93035-110 São Leopoldo-RS, Brazil
Guidelines for Contributions to International Journal of Action Research
IJAR is a
refereed journal (double blind reviews).
Manuscripts are welcomed and should be submitted by email to editor-in-chief
Dr. Danilo R. Streck, e-mail:
Manuscripts must be written in English. Accepted papers are to be language
checked by a native speaker. It is the author’s responsibility to present
papers in an acceptable form, both in terms of grammar and expression, and she
or he should check their manuscript for typing errors, spelling, punctuation,
manuscript should conform to the following requirements:
Use 12-point type (times new roman or equivalent) double-spaced (including
footnotes, references, appendixes, tables, and figures).
The title page is page 1. Under the title of your work, list authors' names, a
short biosketch (about 50 words), and complete addresses including e-mail.
Page 2 shows the title of your article and the abstract (not your personal
name or address). Your abstract should be about 100 words long. Use sequential
page numbering throughout.
should be divided in sections (i.e. 1., 2.) and, if necessary, subsections
(either 1.1, 1.2 or a), b) …)
Footnotes should be kept to a minimum and placed automatically at the foot of
the page to which they refer. They must not be used for citing references.
- IJAR follows follows the citation rules of the
in-text citations, please include the authors' names and the year of
publication in parentheses, e.g. (Williamson, 1975, 1996; Granovetter, 1985a;
Cohen & Levinthal, 1990). Two or more publications by one author in the same year
should have "a", "b" etc., added after the year.
Please be as precise as possible. For direct quotation, pages must be given
after the year, e.g. (Coleman, 1988, p. 98). If a publication has three or more
authors please list all names (Cohen, Miller, & Levinthal, 1990) and use "et al." the next times, e.g. (Cohen et al., 1990, pp. 97-98).
references alphabetically by the last name of the first author. If there is no
personal author use the corporate author, e.g. New York Times. Order
publications by an identical author by year, listing the earliest first.
In doubt, please have a look at the
references follow this form:
Authors' last names, initials (year). Title. City: Name of publisher.
Burt, R. S. (1992). Structural holes: The social structure of competition.
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
Buckley, P. J., & Casson, M. (1976). The future of the multinational
enterprise. London: Macmillan.
in books follow this form:
Authors' last names, initials (year): Title. editors'
initials editors last names
(eds.) Title of book. (edition, pp. pages). city: name
of publisher. Example:
Scott, W. R.,
& Meyer, J. W. (1991). The organization of
societal sectors: Propositions and early evidence. W.W. Powell & P.J. DiMaggio (eds.).
The new institutionalism in organizational analysis (pp. 108-140).
Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Periodical references follow this
form: Authors' last names, initials (year): Title. Name of periodical,
volume number (issue number), page numbers. Example:
Henisz, W. J., & Delios, A. (2001). Uncertainty, imitation, and plant location:
Japanese multinational corporations, 1990-1996. Administrative Science
Quarterly, 46(3), 443-475.
- If the
reviewers require some revisions to be done, the authors must re-submit their
revised paper to the editor–in-chief together
with an accompanying letter, which explains in detail how the authors have
responded to the reviewers’ comments.
revised papers are accepted for publication a PDF-file will be e-mailed for
proof reading. Final corrections must be returned to editor-in chief within 10
days on paper copy.
- Authors of main articles will
receive a complimentary copy of the issue and – for personal scientific use –
a PDF-file of the article authorized by the publisher.