Policies for Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership


Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in the Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership provided he or she owns the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article. Authors are the initial owners of the copyrights to their works (an exception in the non-academic world to this might exist if the authors have, as a condition of employment, agreed to transfer copyright to their employer).

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General Submission Rules

Submissions will be accepted for review by the editor with the understanding that the content is unpublished and is not being simultaneously submitted for publication and/or review elsewhere.

  • While an international audience is encouraged to submit manuscripts, only manuscripts written in English can be accepted for review and publication.
  • To be considered for publication, all manuscripts must be submitted as a Microsoft Word, RTF or PDF file through the Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership website: www.jnel.net.

Submitted articles cannot be previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to the Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at the Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership.

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Formatting Requirements

The Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership manuscript formatting guidelines are listed in the Instructions for Authors.

Although bepress can provide limited technical support, it is ultimately the responsibility of the author to produce an electronic version of the article as a high-quality PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format) file, or a Microsoft Word, or RTF file that can be converted to a PDF file.

It is understood that the current state of technology of Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF) is such that there are no, and can be no, guarantees that documents in PDF will work perfectly with all possible hardware and software configurations that readers may have.

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Types of Manuscripts Considered

The journal will consider publishing the following types of manuscripts:

  • Quantitative or qualitative research
  • Conceptual or theoretical discussions
  • Program best practices
  • Research notes on findings or research in progress (10 pages or less)
  • Teaching tips (10 pages or less reporting on exercises or lessons on topics that others might find useful in their classes)

These types of submission will be considered by invitation from, or prior approval by the editor, and will be peer reviewed:

  • Interviews with noted scholars and practitioners about research, teaching, or other topics that may interest readers
  • Book reviews
  • Special lectures, presentations, workshops or panel discussions

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