The acceptance criteria for all articles are the quality and originality of the research and its significance to our readership. The subject matter must provide a clear and consistent message related to law enforcement issues and their relation to those in leadership roles, whether formal or informal.
Manuscripts are considered provided they have not been published previously or concurrently submitted for publication elsewhere and its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities. In the case that a manuscript is found to have already been published, the manuscript will be denied and the author(s) of that work will be banned from submitting manuscripts to the Forum in the future.
Authorship must be limited to those who have contributed substantially to the work. All collaborators should have in place an appropriate process for reviewing the accuracy of the reported results. The publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.
Book reviews and research notes will be considered for publication. No submission will be published until recommended by referees, who will review blind copies.
Manuscripts should be in English, typed double-spaced, and should not exceed 25 pages, inclusive of the narrative, tables, references, appendices, and figures. Pages of each copy must be sequentially numbered.
Manuscripts should be compiled in the following order; title page; abstract; keywords; main text; acknowledgement; references; appendices (as appropriate); table(s) with caption(s) (on separate pages); figure(s) with caption(s) (on separate pages). Material which is not essential to the continuity of the text (e.g., proofs, derivations, or calculations) should be placed in Appendices.
Two separate electronic files will be needed to complete the submission:
(1) The title page. The title page should include a running head (no more than 35 characters), the manuscript title, the author’s name and contact information (including email, phone number and mailing address). A brief biographical statement describing each author’s current affiliation and rank should also be included in the title page. In addition, one author should be designated as the corresponding author on the title page.
(2) The main document. The main document should not contain any identifying information of the author(s). The first page of the main document must be a blinded title page including the title only. The second page should include an abstract of no more than 200 words. Authors are also asked to provide up to 6 key words or phrases that characterize the contents of the paper. These will be used for indexing and data retrieval purposes. The main text of the manuscript should start from the third page of the main document.
Manuscripts should be prepared according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6 th ed.) (2009). Webster’s Third New International Dictionary (3 rd ed.) (1993) is the standard reference for spelling. Contributors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright owners if they use an illustration, table or lengthy quote that has been published elsewhere. Contributors should write to both the publisher and author of such material, requesting nonexclusive world rights in all languages for use in the article and in all future editions of it.
Manuscripts should be submitted electronically via Scholastica. Authors should click “For Authors” and the “Submit now” tab to submit a manuscript. Authors who are not current users of Scholastica will be required to fill out a simple form to create a new account.
On the submission page, authors should upload the main document as the “Primary Manuscript File” and submit the title page as well as other supporting documents as “Supporting Files”. The acceptable file formats for the main document include doc, docx, and pdf. Authors will receive an email confirmation once a manuscript is successfully submitted.
All subsequent correspondence, including notification of decisions reached by editors or reviewers, takes place via email. Authors will also be able to track the manuscript submitted and view editors or reviewers’ responses in their Scholastica account. For more detailed submission instructions, please refer to http://help.scholasticahq.com/customer/portal/articles/1218626
Joanne Kurt-Hilditch, PhD, Senior Editor
Qing Tian, PhD, Associate Editor
ILETSBEI Law Enforcement Executive Forum
Western Illinois University
510 North Pearl Street
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: (309) 298-2646
Fax: (309) 298-2642