Publish with us

These guidelines are designed to help authors, editors and contributors understand what it means to publish original work with Inter/Connexions

Publishing with Inter/Connexions

At Inter/Connexions we are dedicated to publishing original work in many shapes. And we’re always looking for new people to collaborate with! If you would like to publish with us: keep reading. 

If you have a paper you would like to see published, you should first think about whether you’d like to publish it in a book or eJournal. An eJournal offers a much faster process and, as it does not have to be printed, offers a wider range of options when it comes to media. You can find specific instructions on submitting to our eJournal here


An edited volume will give you the opportunity to collaborate with like-minded people and consequently contribute to a more comprehensive exploration of your topic. However, that does mean you need to already have collaborators before you can submit. If you’d like to contribute to an edited volume as an author, you can go to this page to see the projects that are looking for contributors. If you would like to lead an edited volume project yourself, as the editor, you can find more information on this page.


If you’re interested in publishing another type of publication with us: that’s great! We’re open to submissions for monographs, practitioner’s manuals, syllabi and much more. Just go to our submission page for more information. 

Inter/Connexions & Original Work

Inter/Connexions encourages and promotes the publishing of ‘original’ work. We will not publish work which has already been published, which requires the permission of another publisher in order to publish, or is already under consideration for possible publication by another publisher.

When submitting work for publication with Inter/Connexions all authors, editors  and contributors need to ensure that written material uses language which is your own. All content must be based on resources and research which is your own. The following guidelines have been created to help you understand best practice in submitting work which is original.

Original Work: Definitions and Best Practice


For all Inter/Connexions  books and journals, references to other publications must use MLA style.


All references should be carefully checked for completeness, accuracy and consistency. You should include all author names and initials and give any journal title in full.

When referring to ideas or research by another author, you should cite publications in the text using the first author’s name in one of two ways:

  • The value of individualism emphasises an ‘I’ orientation (Wheeler, 2002), or
  • Wheeler (2002) states that “the value of individualism emphasises an ‘I’ orientation”

When copying part of a sentence verbatim, always use quotation marks and correctly cite the original author. For example:

  • Wheeler (2002) states that “the value of individualism emphasizes an ‘I’ orientation”

When copying a section of text verbatim, always indent the paragraph. For example:

Wheeler (2002) asserts that:

Masculinity/femininity is another important value that relates to differences between cultures. In strongly masculine societies, the dominant values in society are material success and progress, and men are supposed to be assertive, ambitious, and tough. In feminine societies, the dominant values are caring for others, and people and warm relationships are important.

If no author is given, use ‘Anon’.

At the end of the paper a reference list in alphabetical order should be supplied using the structure outlined:

  • For books: surname, initials, (year), title of book, publisher, place of publication, e.g. Fallbright, A. and Khan, G. (2001), Competing Strategies, Outhouse Press, Rochester.
  • For book chapters: surname, initials, (year), “chapter title”, editor’s surname, initials, title of book, publisher, place of publication, pages, e.g. Bessley, M. and Wilson, P. (1999), “Marketing for the production manager”, in Levicki, J. (Ed.), Taking the Blinkers off Managers, Broom Relm, London, pp.29-33.
  • For journals: surname, initials, (year), “title of article”, journal name, volume, number, pages, e.g. Greenwald, E. (2000), “Empowered to serve”, Management Decision, Vol. 33 No. 5, pp. 6-10.
  • For conference proceedings: treat in the same way that you would a journal article, but insert the full conference title and dates where the journal title would normally appear.
  • For websites: surname, initials (year), “title of cited work”, available at: website link (accessed on date), e.g. Smith, R. (2004), “Managerial roles and coping responses”, available at www.managerial.roles.coping.responses (accessed 29th June 2005).

If an author name is not given, begin with the title of the cited work.


Verbatim copying of more than ten per cent (or a significant passage or section of text) of another person’s work without acknowledgement, references or the use of quotation marks.


Improper paraphrasing of another person’s work is where more than one sentence within a paragraph or section of text has been changed or sentences have been rearranged without appropriate attribution. Significant improper paraphrasing (more than 10 per cent of a work) without appropriate attribution is treated as seriously as verbatim copying.


Re-use of elements of another person’s work, for example a figure, table or paragraph without acknowledgement, references or the use of quotation marks. It is incumbent on the author to obtain the necessary permission to reuse elements of another person’s work from the copyright holder.


We seek to uphold academic integrity and to protect authors’ moral rights. We take all cases of plagiarism very seriously. We are also aware of the potential impact an allegation of plagiarism can have on a researcher’s career. Therefore, we have procedures in place to deal with alleged cases of plagiarism.


In order for us to take an unbiased approach, we investigate each case thoroughly, seeking clarification from all affected parties. We were one of the first academic publishers to adopt the iParadigms software (iThenticate) to help inform us when an alleged case of plagiarism is brought to our attention.


If we are approached by a third party with an allegation of plagiarism, we would always seek a response from the original author(s) or copyright holder(s) before we decide on a course of action. We will not be influenced by other parties and will form our decisions in an unbiased and objective manner.


Inter/Connexions is not obliged to discuss individual cases of alleged plagiarism with third parties. We reserve the right not to proceed with a case if the complainant presents a false name or affiliation or acts in an inappropriate or threatening manner towards Emerald editors and staff.


Inter/Connexions does not normally publish work which has previously appeared in other sources.


There are a limited number of exceptions. to this rule.


These exceptions include conference papers, archival papers that are republished in an anniversary or commemorative issue, papers that are of particular merit and that have received only limited circulation (for example through a company newsletter). These papers are republished at the discretion of the editor. The original work is fully and correctly attributed and permission from the appropriate copyright holder obtained. 


The contract you sign with Inter/Connexions requires you to explicitly state that  the work you are submitting has not been published before.


If elements of your work have been previously published , including in one of our own publications, you must  both acknowledge the earlier work as well as show how the present work develops the research and conclusions of the previous work.


You are not permitted to copy or to paraphrase your own work from another publication. 


Best practice would be to fully cite and reference all previous instances and cases of work which has evolved and led to the present content being published.  This may include papers,  presentations, workshops, webinars and other contexts where the content being published has received public airing. 

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