Papers should be of the style of journals such as the Quality Management Journal, Harvard Business Review, or Sloan Management Review, and should include appropriate references. They should not be as informal as those published in magazines such as Quality Progress. There are no minimum or maximum length restrictions. Say what is necessary to get your message across fully; however, we may ask you to shorten the paper if necessary. Feature articles must be accompanied by an Executive Summary of about 250 words and a bullet list of 4-6 takeaways that summarize key points. This does not apply to Leadership and Management Perspectives submissions.
References should be listed in alphabetical order using The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition. Examples:
Grazer, Brian, and Charles Fishman. 2015. A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life. New York: Simon & Schuster.
Smith, Zadie. 2016. Swing Time. New York: Penguin Press.
In-text citations: (Grazer and Fishman 2015, 12), (Smith 2016, 315–16)
In the reference list, include the page range for the whole article. In the text, cite specific page numbers. For articles consulted online, include a URL or the name of the database in the reference list entry. Many journal articles list a DOI (Digital Object Identifier). A DOI forms a permanent URL that begins https://doi.org/. This URL is preferable to the URL that appears in your browser’s address bar.
Keng, Shao-Hsun, Chun-Hung Lin, and Peter F. Orazem. 2017. “Expanding College Access in Taiwan, 1978–2014: Effects on Graduate Quality and Income Inequality.” Journal of Human Capital 11, no. 1 (Spring): 1–34. https://doi.org/10.1086/690235.
LaSalle, Peter. 2017. “Conundrum: A Story about Reading.” New England Review 38 (1): 95–109. Project MUSE.
(Keng, Lin, and Orazem 2017, 9–10), (LaSalle 2017, 95)
Consult https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide/citation-guide-2.html for further information and examples of book chapters, website content, etc. References should be cited in the paper in parentheses; do not use footnotes or endnotes.
Figures and Tables
Authors must provide a high-resolution file (pdf, jpg, or png) for each figure and table in their manuscript. The Chronicle is published in black and white, so all figures and tables must be in black and white or grayscale.
Each submission will be reviewed by at least two members of the Editorial Board who evaluate the article based on the following attributes:
- Contribution to knowledge. Does the article present innovative or original ideas, concepts, or results that make a useful contribution to knowledge of performance excellence?
- Significance to practitioners. Are the concepts discussed of practical significance and meaningful to organizational leaders and managers?
- Readability and clarity. Is the article well organized and presented in a clear and readable fashion that will be understood by a wide audience?
- Figures and tables. Are figures and/or tables used appropriately to enhance the ability of the article to summarize and/or communicate information and conclusions?
- Organization and style. Is the content of the article logically organized? Are the title and Executive Summary, if applicable, representative of the article’s content?
Prospective authors should use these attributes as a checklist in reviewing their manuscript prior to submission to improve the likelihood of acceptance. We try to complete reviews within a month of submission.