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Practicing OD Submission Guidelines

Practicing OD seeks articles advancing the knowledge of OD practice… what we know from the experience of practitioners in the OD field. We all learn from experience, but rarely capture that learning in useable knowledge for others. Enhancing the quality of OD practice requires thoughtful reflection on practice, codifying what we know and building the practice knowledge base throughout the OD community.

Emphasis will be placed on useable knowledge… what others can take away and use in their practice. Practicing OD provides an opportunity for you to share what you feel good about in your work, your reflections on experience and what you know that others can learn from. Possibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Practical descriptions of concepts, methods, processes, interventions, tools, tips and guidelines that regularly work.
  • Effectively handling recurring situations.
  • Consultation principles and practice.
  • Innovative, cutting-edge practices.
  • Thought-provoking essays on practice-related challenge

Email John Vogelsang, editor, with your submission

Submission Guidelines

  • Short (900-1,000 words), practical articles written in simple, direct conversational language. Bulleted lists, limited graphics and short sections with subheads help the ease-of-reading and accessibility of content with lower word count requirements.
  • Focus on what you're discussing, how it works or can be used and why it works.
  • Include everything in the text. No sidebars.
  • Footnotes are discouraged. Citations, as appropriate, should be included in the text with a short list of references at the end of the article.
  • Include a short (25-40 word) author biography that includes an email address where readers can contact you.

Submission Process

  • Deadline for submission is the 10th of every other calendar month, i.e. Jan, March, May, etc.
  • Submit Microsoft Word electronic copies only to the editor
  • Include your name, email address, US mail address, phone and fax numbers.

If your article is accepted for publication, you will be notified via email.

Please contact John Vogelsang for more information.

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