Workforce Solutions Review Authors’ Guidelines: Print and Online


The mission of the IHRIM Workforce Solutions Review (WSR) 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 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 publication, fostering innovative and strategic thinking in the field of human resources and HR information technology systems.
  • a forum for high-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.


We define Human Capital Management (“HCM”) as the intersection between human resource management and its various sub-fields (e.g., Benefits, Recruiting, Talent Management, Workforce Management, Payroll, etc.) and the information technology solutions needed to manage it. All articles published in WSR should have a significant focus (if not their sole focus) on HCM. Several other publications solicit articles on policy and best practice in “pure” HR Management, but WSR is proud to be the single, most influential publication focused solely on HCM.


Articles are reviewed by the WSR Editorial Committee 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 can be 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, management readership.

Articles are accepted with the understanding that their content is the author’s original work, not slanderous nor plagiarized, not previously published (in electronic or print format), and not being presented for distribution elsewhere.

Articles are intended to address issues germane to the industry, and not be an explicit sales pitch for any particular product or service.


Authors should submit unsolicited articles on the Author’s Intake form: All submissions should be in the concept stage of development.


Although there is no minimum or maximum word count length, a thorough treatment of the topic is required. Text 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.


Authors should include an executive summary (of approximately 150 words) with each article.


Each author is required to submit a biography not to exceed 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 HR/HR technology 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 .jpg or. .tif format is preferred, but not mandatory. Please provide the photo with 300 kb or higher resolution.


Full information on all sources cited in the article must be shown as endnotes or references. Recommendations for further reading on the topic are encouraged. Endnotes must be numbered within the body of the article (do not use roman numerals) and listed in order at the end of the article, according to the following format:



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

Magazines and Journals

Robert K. Wysocki, Robert Beck, Jr., and David B. Crane, “Effective Project Management,” Workforce Solutions Review, February/March 2012, pp. 17-24.


All articles are published in English, either American or British English, depending on the author’s submission. Articles may be submitted in other languages; 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 electronic and print 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 .jpg, .tif, or PDF. It is essential that all images provided are at least 300 kb or higher. When creating your graphics, keep in mind that they will be used at the size of 3.5 inches wide; the width of a column in the magazine. Be sure your text within the graphic is readable at that size.


  • Do not use boldface or underline text within the article. Boldface may be used on heads and subheads. Italicize the text for emphasis.
  • Book titles (Moby Dick), newspaper mastheads (The New York Times), and magazine mastheads (Workforce Solutions Review) must be italicized.
  • Acronyms may be used within an article on the second reference. Do not begin a sentence with an acronym.
  • Numerals: In general, spell out one through nine: The Yankees finished second. He had nine months to go. Use figures for 10 or above and whenever preceding a unit of measure or referring to ages of people, animals, events, or things. Also, in all tabular matter, and in statistical and sequential forms. There are many additional guidelines in the use of numerals.
  • Contractions: Style guides and recommendations for the use of contractions in formal writing vary, but the general advice is that you should not use them. For example, instead of it’s, we should use it is, and instead of didn’t, we should use did not. You are submitting an article to a professional journal so write for your audience and your purpose and follow any guidance you have been given by the profession, business, or institution you are writing for.


If the author(s) article is accepted, all authors are required to sign and submit a Copyright Transfer Agreement, which is provided upon acceptance. Essentially, this Agreement states that the author(s) shall have the right to use the article, after it is published in WSR, in any manner they choose. It also states that IHRIM (WSR) may also use the article in any print or electronic media it chooses.