Conference for Global Transformation

Journal Paper

Submissions close October 1, 2019.

Journal papers provide authors with an opportunity to articulate their research, inquiries, ideas, practices, philosophies, views, work, artistic endeavors, successes and failures on topics related to the theme of the conference as expressed in the Call for Papers and Other Contributions.

Paper Submission

Journal paper submissions are due by October 1, 2019, for the 2019 Conference for Global Transformation. Submit your paper using the link found at the bottom of this page.

Submissions must be completed drafts of original work (No outlines, abstracts or proposals will be accepted.) Submitted papers are reviewed, with author’s name removed, by an editorial committee and notification of decisions is made in late November.


A worksheet that contains the guidelines below and all the information required to complete the online submission form can be downloaded from the link below.

Body of the Paper

Papers should be submitted in Microsoft Word so that reviewers can make comments and editorial suggestions using the Track Changes function, if needed. The body of the paper, including tables, drawings or photos, should be no longer than 10 pages single-spaced in 12-point font. If using a table of figures refer to them in the body of the text as Table 1 or Figure 1 and number these items sequentially. Place them at the end of your document. These will be placed as close to the relevant text as possible. Please submit drawings and pictures as JPEG files

Landmark jargon and references to particular seminars, experiences or people should be explained or footnoted. Write for a more general audience that may not have participated in any Landmark programs.

Start with the article title as it will appear in the journal, followed by your name as it will appear in the journal, followed by an abstract (no more than 100 words) that summarizes your entire paper and highlights its main points. Break paper up into sections using topic titles that are on separate lines, bolded and in capital letters. Provide quotes that are attributed to someone using separate lines and indented. This allows the ability to use quotation marks for other self-expressions in the text.

It is helpful to the reader to end the paper with a conclusion or summary.


Authors are expected to use citations when referencing other publications. References to poets, authors, scientists, historical works, as well as scientific, mathematical, or economics terms that may or may not be known to the general public should be footnoted. References to website links are best handled as an endnote and not in the main body of the paper.

Use the MS word “insert endnote” function, if possible to number endnotes as sequential superscripts. Care should be taken to acknowledge ideas, quotations and other sources that inspired your ideas. See referencing examples below for more specific information.

References should be used wherever possible and listed as (author(s), year) in the body of the text. If there are more than 2 authors use the name of one author followed by “et al.” Place the attribution at the end of the thought or quote or book or article title. If an author is mentioned as the subject of the sentence, place the year of his or her publication after the name in parenthiesis. List references alphabetically at the end of the paper under the rubric “References”. When there is just a reference to a website, use a footnote rather than listing the website in the references. When you will use a website link to point to an article, see the topic “Other” listed below for an example.

Examples of referencing style to be used:

Durckheim, Karlfried Graf. The Way of Transformation. Daily Life as Spiritual Exercise. (London: Allen and Unwind, 1988)

Erhard W, Jensen M, Zaffron S and Granger K. Creating Leaders: An Ontological/Phenomenological Model. Eds. Snook S, Nohria N and Khurana R. The Handbook for Teaching Leadership: Knowing, Doing, and Being. (California: Sage Publications, 2012), 245-262.

Nabavi M and Manboub R. A Movement to Belong: The Green Movement as a Site of Citizenship. International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies (2013) 3(1):464-474.

Government Document:
World Health Organization (WHO) Unsafe Abortion: Global and Regional Estimates of the Incidence of Unsafe Abortion and Associated Mortality in 2003, 5th Edition (2007)

Erhard W, Jensen MC, Zaffron S and Granger KL. Introductory Reading for Being a Leader and the Effective Exercise of Leadership: An Ontological Model. (2010) (http:/ =1585976).

Notification of Acceptance

Authors will be notified of accepted papers by November 18, 2019. Many acceptances will be conditional upon a successful rewrite, based on suggestions by the editorial team. Accepted submissions are then edited by a proofreading team prior to publication in the Journal of the Conference for Global Transformation.

Awards and Presentation

Author(s) of the best paper, as selected by the editorial committee, will receive an award. The author(s) of the winning paper and the two runners-up will be offered the opportunity to present their papers during a breakout session at the 2018 conference. Each presentation will be allocated 15 minutes.

Submissions closed October 1, 2019, for the 2020 Journal

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Papers and Reports from the Field about Inquiries of the Social Commons

Many of you have participated in one or more of the Inquiries of the Social Commons. We invite any of you who are actively participating in these inquiries to submit a paper or Report from the Field collectively, or individually, reporting on what you or your group has discovered, encountered or want to contribute from your inquiries. Please consider the custodians of the inquiries as possible resources for you as you develop your paper. Follow the guidelines for writing a paper or submitting a Report from the Field. Make submissions online by the due dates.