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Practicing OD Submission Guidelines

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.

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.
  • Do not 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.

Submission Process

Submit Microsoft Word electronic copies only to:

If your article is accepted for publication, you will be notified via email. We look forward to hearing from you.

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