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IMQ Submission Guidelines

IMQ Submission Guidelines

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The Intercultural Management Quarterly (IMQ) is dedicated to bettering intercultural dynamics within and between global organizations by presenting current approaches to communication, leadership and management. Practitioners, academics and scholars use IMQ as a forum to share their expertise, best practices and research.

This professional quarterly is published four times a year and submissions are accepted on a rolling basis. Articles must be innovative and contribute new knowledge to the field, but authors should avoid overly academic jargon or extensive footnotes or endnotes. 


IMQ currently welcomes four types of submissions for publication that include:*

  1. Features: Feature articles may cover any topic related to the field of intercultural relations for publication. Writing should be engaging with a minimum number of citations and/or bibliography. The style and tone would be similar to a piece in The Atlantic or other such publications. These articles should be between 1500-2000 words.
  2. Short-form Intercultural Training and Research Pieces: Intercultural training and research pieces may cover cutting-edge training techniques, research or research findings. These short-form pieces should be between 500-1500 words.
  3. Book Reviews: These pieces are reviews of books related to the field of intercultural relations for publication. They should evaluate the arguments of a book and critically discuss its thesis, structure and style. Book Reviews should be between 500-1000 words.
  4. Opinion Pieces: These pieces reflect the opinion of the author about any topic related to the field of intercultural relations and often include anecdotes. Opinion pieces should be about 500 words.


Possible topics related to the field of Intercultural Relations include but are not limited to:

  • Cross-Cutting Topics in Intercultural Relations(Leadership Competence, Intercultural Communication and Negotiation)

  • Intercultural Training and Education(Culture Shock, Reentry and Exchanges)

  • Intercultural Relations and Diplomacy (Crisis Public Diplomacy and Cultural Diplomacy)

  • Conflict/Post-Conflict Management

  • Culture and Business(Issues in International Human Resources, Intercultural Management Theory, Multicultural Workforce Management and Technology)

  • Culture and Development


The Submission Process:

All submissions should be in Word format and double-spaced with 12 point font. Any citations and/or bibliography should be in Chicago Style.

Each submission is refereed through a blind review by members of the IMQ Editorial Review Board and accepted pieces are subject to editing.

To submit an article or to subscribe please contact IMQ Managing Editor, Sabrina K. Garba, at imqeditor@american.edu

You are encouraged to review past editions of IMQ. To do so, please visit our Issuu site here.

*Articles outside of the specified guidelines may still be accepted. Email the IMQ managing editor with questions regarding your submission.