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Author Guidelines

Submissions to riti, international journal for the transformation of institutions are made by sending a Microsoft Word version of the manuscript to riti Administration. Receipt of the manuscript will be acknowledged. All communication on the submission, progression and publication of papers will be made through riti Administration. You can send your article proposal to the following email address:   

Manuscripts can be submitted in four languages: English, French, Italian and Spanish.  

Review Process

Each paper is reviewed first by the Editor-in-Chief (or her/ his nominee). If it is judged suitable for this journal, it is then sent to two referees for anonymous peer review. We aim to ensure that reviews are completed within two months of submission.

Authors’ revisions to manuscripts will be encouraged within a four-month window from the date of any decision to revise and resubmit. 

Manusript Requierements

Articles submitted to riti should not have been published before in their current or substantially similar form, or be under consideration for publication with another journal.

Authors should prepare their manuscript before submission, using the following guidelines:
  • Manuscripts should not exceed 8,500 words including all references.
  • Manuscripts will be fully referenced using the Harvard system of referencing. Referencing should be meticulous and complete at the point of submission.
  • All Figures and Tables should be submitted as an integrated part of the original manuscript rather than separately.
  • All details about the authors, including contact details and affiliations, should be provided in a separate Word file to ensure that the review process is anonymous. Authors should remove any details from the manuscript that are likely to reveal their identity.
  • Care should be taken to avoid plagiarism in any manuscripts submitted to the journal.
All manuscripts should include an abstract of 150-200 words and up to six ‘Keywords’ that represent the main concepts, ideas and contribution the paper is making. Authors are welcome to include any acknowledgements of support that are relevant to the paper, however, these should be added after the manuscript has been accepted so as not to influence  the review process. 

Riti Manuscripts

Riti wants to support international communities with an interest in transformation of institutions and organisations by publishing works that are creative, useful, interesting and well-written. Therefore, the Editor-in-Chief and the Editorial Board recognise and encourage different approaches to communicating new insights and contributions.

Creativity and innovation are integral to our community, and we fully expect to be able to represent this within the journal.

There are, however, several points that should be considered by potential authors when preparing their manuscripts. These include:

Clarity of expression. Authors should identify one main theme or idea, which will be clearly expressed and carefully developed throughout the manuscript. Staying focused on the effective articulation and development of the main idea will be an important characteristic of papers published in riti.

Manuscripts that receive a desk rejection from the Editor tend to be those without clarity on the main idea or contribution, or those that have too many competing ideas and therefore become confusing to the reader.

The link to a practical purpose. Authors will need to be clear about the practical purpose of their papers. This means considering questions such as: What are the implications for practice that arise from the idea, issue or theme in the paper?  What are the benefits that are likely to arise from the new ways of thinking or imagining that are being communicated? Why is the idea important? 

A clear contribution to knowledge. Early in any submission the Editors and reviewers will be looking for an explicit statement of the paper’s distinctive contribution to knowledge. This means considering questions such as: What is new in this paper? How does the empirical or conceptual material link with, enhance and go beyond what we already know?

Appropriate designs for the style of submission. Authors should ensure that they have the appropriate design for the type of submission being made. For example, empirical papers will require a clear and comprehensive methods section that outlines the approach taken to research design, data collection and analysis. There will be well chosen findings that are relevant to the main idea of the paper; and a discussion section that is explicit about the dimensions of the research that combine into a strong research contribution. Conceptual papers will have a very clear articulation of the distinctive conceptual model being presented. Each element of any conceptual model should be effectively illustrated with examples from research and/ or practice. Here the discussion section will focus on the value of the conceptual model or framework in inspiring new research questions and/ or approaches to practice.

These points are guidelines for authors, not regulations. However, it is important that potential authors are aware that our reviewers will be encouraged to look for: clarity of expression, a practical purpose to the paper, a clear contribution to knowledge, and a coherent framing for any submissions made to the Riti journal.

You can send your article proposal to the following email address: