OPUS Organisational and Social Dynamics Journal

The OPUS International Journal ‘Organisational and Social Dynamics’: An International Journal for the Integration of Psychoanalytic, Systemic and Group Relations Perspectives.

The aim of the International Journal ‘Organisational & Social Dynamics’ is to contribute to the development of a deeper understanding of organizational and social processes and their effect on the individual. It provides an innovative forum in which writers from psychoanalytic and systemic perspectives can address emerging issues in societies and their institutions. Papers range from case studies, features and reviews of contemporary social and political events, to personal polemics or reflections.

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Contributions and Books for Review

‘Organisational and Social Dynamics’ is a forum for the publication of theoretical and applied papers that are relevant and accessible to an international readership; and, one where writers from psychoanalytic, group relations, and systems perspectives can address emerging issues in organisations and societies throughout the world.

It aims to sustain a creative tension between scientific rigour and popular appeal, both developing conversations with the professional and social scientific world and opening up these conversations to practitioners and reflective citizens everywhere. We wish to attract manuscripts from contributors who are aware of their own values, suppositions and assumptions, the influence of counter-transference in their work, whatever form it takes, and the ability to connect the internal world of individuals and groups with societal and global processes.

In addition to scientific papers, Organisational and Social Dynamics also seeks to attract accounts of interventions, in the shape of reports of action research projects or case studies of consultation projects; soundings, and writing inspired by events that offer perspectives on contemporary affairs and societies. It will also contain sections on speaking out, which will provide a space for personal ideas and polemic; and, dialogue, which will provide opportunities for differing views to be positioned together.

Reviews will provide a space for the review of books, plays, art and other cultural productions or events that are considered to be of interest as a result of the insights they provide into organisational and social dynamics.

Address for all Articles and Books for Review:

In the first instance please send articles for submission to Christine.Taylor@uwe.ac.uk

Christine Taylor, Editorial Assistant, Organisational and Social Dynamics, Centre for Understanding Social Practices, Department of Health and Social Sciences, University of the West of England, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbout Lane, Bristol, BS16 1QY, UK.

Aaron J. Nurick, Professor of Management and Psychology, Adamian 316, Bentley University, 175 Forest St., Waltham, MA 02452-4705, USA
Email: ANURICK@bentley.edu

Editorial Board

Editorial Management Committee
Professor Lionel F. Stapley (Chair), Policy Advisor and Director, OPUS; Sandy Henderson, Executive Director, OPUS; Professor Paul Hoggett, Fellow of OPUS; James Krantz (Worklab) USA

Aaron J. Nurick Bentley University (US) and Nadine Riad Tchelebi University of the West of England (UK)

Book Review
Steen Visholm (Roskilde University, Denmark)

Editorial Assistant
Christine Taylor

Associate Editors
Haralan Alexnadrov (Bulgarian Institute of Human Relations, New Bulgarian University, Bulgaria); C. Fred Alford (University of Maryland, USA); Gilles Amado (HEC School of Management, France); Anne-Marie Cummins (University of West of England, UK); Tim Dartington (OPUS, UK); Michael Diamond (University of Missouri-Columbia, USA); Shmuel Erlich (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel); Robert French (University of the West of England, UK); Marvin Geller (Organization Program, William Alanson White Institute, New York, USA); Stanley Gold (Monash University, Melbourne, Australia); Stefan Jern (Lund University, Sweden); Douglas Kirsner (Deakin University, Australia); Edward Klein (University of Cincinnati, USA); Susan Long (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, RMIT University, Australia); Marion McCollom Hampton (Owner-Managed Business Institute, USA); John Newton (Group Relations Australia); Bennett Roth (Institute for Psychoanalytic Traning and Research, USA); Ed Shapiro (Austen Riggs Centre, USA); Steen Visholm (Roskilde University, Denmark)

International Advisory Board
Eduardo Acuña (Chile); David Armstrong (UK); Siv Boalt Boethius (Sweden); Howard Book (Canada); Lorna Brown (South Africa); Louisa Diana Brunner (Italy); Renate Bugge (Norway); Gouranga Chattopadhyay (India); Lita Crociani-Windland (UK); Elisha Davar (The Netherlands); Kenneth Eisold (William Alanson White Institute New York, USA); Ernest Fruge (USA); Yiannis Gabriel (UK); R.D. Hinshelwood (UK); Manfred Kets de Vries (France); Olya Khaleelee (UK); Ross Lazar (Germany); Beverly Malone (USA); Rose Redding Mersky, Germany; Debra Noumair (USA); Risto Puutio (Finland); Michael Sebek (Czech Republic); Allan Shafer (Australia); Mannie Sher (UK); Burkard Sievers (Germany); Lionel Stapley (UK); Mark Stein (University of Leicester, UK); Servaas van Beekum (Australia); Vamik Volkan (USA); Kathleen White (USA)



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Notes for Contributors

Submission of Manuscripts

1. Contributors should indicate in a covering letter the specific category outlined in the journal’s Aims & Scope (Scientific Papers, Accounts of Interventions, etc.) under which they wish their contribution to be considered.

2. We encourage submissions that continue an on-going conversation throughout the Organisational & Social Dynamics journal and recommend that authors make this evident in their argument.

3. While there is no standard length for contributions, and the Journal specifically welcomes shorter pieces which may be of a non-academic style (polemical, socio-analytical and/or experiential, for example), major papers should normally be between 6,000 and 8,000 words.

4. Manuscripts must be submitted in English, and double-spaced throughout. Manuscripts must include an abstract and keywords. The keywords refer to those identifiers which are useful in searching their and other databases for citations relevant to the article in question. Hard copies should be sent to Christine Taylor, Editorial Assistant, Organisational and Social Dynamics, Centre for Understanding Social Practices, University of the West of England, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol BS16 1QY, UK, and to Aaron J. Nurick, Professor of Management and Psychology, Adamian 316, Bentley University, 175 Forest St. Waltham, MA 02452-4705 USA. . In addition, all contributions should be submitted electronically to both Christine Taylor (christine.taylor@uwe.ac.uk) and Aaron Nurick (ANURICK@bentley.edu).

5. Unless an exception is explicitly noted, with an appropriate explanation, submission is a representation that the manuscript has not been published previously, and is not currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. A statement transferring copyright from the authors to OPUS will be required before the manuscript can be accepted for publication.

6. Since reviewing is on an anonymous basis, authors should omit their name(s) from all manuscript pages. A cover page, giving their name(s), date of submission, e-mail and postal address(es) should, therefore, be provided with the submission.

7. Authors must provide high quality artwork for all figures. Figures should be camera ready, black and white printouts and where possible together with a high resolution electronic image presented as a JPEG. Poor-definition reproductions are not suitable. Each table and figure should be given a title and should be presented on a separate manuscript page at the end of the paper, and the position of figures or tables in the text should be indicated.

8. In the text, reference citations should appear as follows:
Edelman (1973) argued...; Lenin and McCartney (1964) indicated that...
A number of contemporary critiques (Maron, 1999; Peters, 1998) illuminate...

9. Footnotes should be avoided in the text. References should be collated into a reference list at the end of the paper, in the following style:
Harre, R. (1979) Social Being. Oxford: Blackwell.
Bion, W. (1946) ‘The leaderless group project’, Bulletin of the Meninger Clinic, 10(3): 77–81.
Turquet, P. (1974) ‘Leadership: the individual and the group’ in G. Hibbard, J. Hartmann and R. Mann (eds), Analysis of Groups. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

Processing of Manuscripts and Production

10. Once reviewers have made their recommendations about a contribution, the editors will make a final judgement whether to reject or accept, or to accept, subject to minor or major revisions.

11. Hard copies of the revised article should be accompanied with a copy on disk.

12. Once accepted, manuscripts are copyedited and scheduled for publication. Authors will be notified of the year and issue number, as soon as it has been determined.

13. Page proofs will be sent to the designated (first) author in PDF format by e-mail. The page proofs should be printed out and any amendments marked in red. The proofs should then be sent within the scheduled time requested (usually no more than seven days), direct to Christine Taylor, Editorial Assistant, Organisational and Social Dynamics, Centre for Understanding Social Practices, University of the West of England, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Frenchay, Bristol BS16 1QY, UK. With rare exceptions, only printer’s errors, and authors’ minor typographical errors will be corrected.

14. First-named authors receive a pdf file and one complimentary copy of the issue.


Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

(based on Elsevier recommendations and COPE's Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors)

Ethical guidelines for journal publication

Organisational and Social Dynamics is committed to ensuring ethics in publication and quality of articles.

Conformance to standards of ethical behaviour is therefore expected of all parties involved: Authors, Editors, Reviewers, and the Publisher.

In particular,

Authors: Authors should present an objective discussion of the significance of research work as well as sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the experiments. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable. Review articles should also be objective, comprehensive, and accurate accounts of the state of the art. The authors should ensure that their work is entirely original works, and if the work and/or words of others have been used, this has been appropriately acknowledged. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable. Authors should not submit articles describing essentially the same research to more than one journal. The corresponding author should ensure that there is a full consensus of all co-authors in approving the final version of the paper and its submission for publication.

Editors: Editors should evaluate manuscripts exclusively on the basis of their academic merit. An editor must not use unpublished information in the editor's own research without the express written consent of the author. Editors should take reasonable responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper.

Reviewers: Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviews should be conducted objectively, and observations should be formulated clearly with supporting arguments, so that authors can use them for improving the paper. Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.


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