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Practicing OD Submission Guidelines

Practicing OD 

Practicing OD is a collection of short articles (900 – 1200 words) on useful ideas, lessons learned, and practical suggestions for managing the day to day challenges of doing OD.  We welcome brief case studies; guidelines and tips for applying proven or cutting-edge methods, principles, processes, practices, interventions, and tools; and thought-provoking essays on practice-related challenges, questions that emerged from a client engagement, or new trends and technologies that will influence the practice of OD.


We are interested in articles on a wide range of topics such as and not limited to:

  • OD and Gender        
  • Somatic/body work      
  • Dialogic OD methods       
  • Transformational Consulting     
  • Racial Justice and Racial Healing      
  • Polarity Thinking      
  • Sector-focused articles from Labor, Nonprofits, INGOs, Multinationals, and Health Care 

Submit Microsoft Word electronic copies only to: Beth Applegate (beth@applegateonline.com) and Tim Lannan (tim@timlannan.com).  


Submission Guidelines   

Articles should be practical and short (900-1200 words; 3-4 pages single-spaced)  

  • Write in your own (first-person) voice using simple, direct, conversational language.    
  • Focus on what you are discussing, how it works, or can be used, and why it works (what you believe or how theory supports it.   
  • Use bulleted lists and short sections with subheads to make it easier to read. 
  • Include everything in the text.  No sidebars.  No or very limited graphics.      
  • Don’t use footnotes or citations if at all possible. Citations, if essential, should be included in the text with a short list of references at the end of the article. 

Articles can be written from various perspectives, including but not limited to: 

  •  Brief case studies that highlight useful concepts, applied theories, lessons learned, and implications for future practice.
  • Guidelines and tips for applying proven or cutting-edge methods, principles, processes, practices, interventions, and tools.
  • Thought-provoking essays on practice-related challenges, questions that emerged from a client engagement, or new trends and technologies that will influence the practice of OD.

Include a short (25-50 word) author bio with your email so readers can contact you.

Submit Microsoft Word electronic copies only to: Beth Applegate (beth@applegateonline.com) and Tim Lannan (tim@timlannan.com).

  • Include your name, phone number, and email address.
  • If your article is accepted for publication, you will be notified via email.   

 


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