Workforce Solutions Review Authors’ Guidelines: Print and Online

The mission of the Workforce Solutions Review is to build a recognized body of knowledge targeted to current and emerging thought leaders and management and dedicated to increasing individual and organizational effectiveness in the workplace through visionary and evolving uses of technology.

The Workforce Solutions Review (WSR) content is specifically written for executive management and senior-level human resource and information technology leadership (e.g., CEOs, CIOs, VPs, and Directors), university professors and students, and other current or emerging thought leaders and visionaries.

The goals of the WSR are to be:

  • • a visionary and scholarly publication, fostering innovative and strategic thinking in the field of human resource information systems;
  • • a forum for high-level (i.e., executive-level) discussion and debate of current and controversial issues;
  • • a global publication with a focus on multinational and regional differences around the world; and,
  • • a vehicle to attract authors and readers in related fields, outside human resources and information systems.

Articles are reviewed anonymously by the WSR Editorial Advisory Board and/or by other professionals with content expertise in the article topic. All submissions should be firmly based on experience or research and must be relevant to both domestic and global issues. Articles should be interesting and accessible to senior-level management, illustrated with graphics and tables, limiting the use of mathematical symbols and esoteric terminology. Articles are reviewed for publication based on:

  • • originality and innovation,
  • • broad strategic focus,
  • • depth of research and thoroughness in addressing the subject matter,
  • • quality, accuracy, clarity of writing, and
  • • applicability for a domestic and international, senior-level management readership.

Articles are accepted with the understanding that their content is the author’s original work, not slanderous or plagiarized, not previously published (in electronic or print format), and not being presented for distribution elsewhere.

All articles must be submitted by e-mail to the Publisher, Tom Faulkner, Mailed or faxed articles will not be considered.

Although there is no minimum or maximum word count length, a comprehensive treatment of the topic is required and a word count of 2,000 to 3,000 is preferred for feature articles and 1,000 to 1,200 is preferred for columns. Copy must be double-spaced, single-spaced after periods, and paragraphs should not be indented. Type size for submissions should be 12 point and margins should be one inch around the page. Articles must be submitted in Microsoft Word. Where necessary, articles will be edited to conform to the WSR style and English best practice.

The authors must include an executive summary (of approximately 150 words) with each article.

Each author is required to submit a biography of approximately 150 words. The biography should include the author’s name, title, current company or organization, academic or professional affiliations, e-mail address, relevant experience in the HRIM field, educational background, and any relevant credentials. The author should also include a complete mailing address and telephone numbers for further correspondence. A headshot photo of the author(s) in a jpeg format is preferred, but not mandatory.

Full information on all sources cited in the article must be shown as endnotes or bibliographic references. Recommendations for further reading on the topic are encouraged. Endnotes must be numbered within the body of the article and listed in order at the end of the article, according to the following format:


1 Robert K. Wysocki, Robert Beck, Jr., and David B. Crane, Effective Project Management (New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1995), p. 10.

Magazine Articles
2 John Kelly, “Distance Education: Closer Than You Think!,”, February/ March 1999, pp. 14-22.

Journal Articles
3 Robert H. Stambaugh, “Cones of Silence: The HR Systems ‘Body of Knowledge’ and the Real HRIS Ecosystem,” IHRIM Journal, vol. 2, no. 2, 1998, pp.22-29.


Wysocki, Robert K., Robert Beck, Jr., and David B. Crane. Effective Project Management. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1995.

Magazine Articles
Kelly, John. “Distance Education: Closer Than You Think!”, February/ March 1999, pp. 14-22.

Journal Articles
Stambaugh, Robert H. “Cones of Silence: The HR Systems ‘Body of Knowledge’ and the Real HRIS Ecosystem.” IHRIM Journal, vol. 2, no. 2, 1998, pp. 22-29.

All articles are published in English, either American or British English, depending on the author’s submission. Articles may be submitted in other languages, as long as an English translation accompanies the submission. At the discretion of the publisher, such articles may be published in both the submitted language and in its English translation.

All graphics (charts, figures, tables and graphs, etc.) should be professionally prepared and submitted in a form suitable for reproduction. Each should be captioned as figures or tables and be numbered sequentially in the text. They may be incorporated in the text for purposes of placement, but should also be submitted separately. We can accept jpeg, tif, or PDF.