Submissions are encouraged to challenge our collective assumptions about the humanitarian system. We welcome papers that deal with concepts of leadership in the humanitarian system, as well as ideas useful to humanitarian decision-makers, or that interact with core concepts of the humanitarian system.

Submission guildelines

Papers need to meet the following requirements to be considered:

  • Referencing must be in Harvard format
  • A 150-word abstract must be included
  • The paper should be in MS Word
  • All language should be in the third person and spelling and punctuation should be as polished as possible
  • Please include a 50–100 word leadership relevance response: How does this paper inform humanitarian leadership practice?
  • The preferred word count is 5,000 words (excluding bibliography, abstract and leadership relevance response).

Copyright details

The author/s retain ownership of the intellectual property in their working paper and grant to the Centre for Humanitarian Leadership the right to publish the Working Paper on our website. The author/s warrant to the Centre for Humanitarian Leadership that their Working Paper does not infringe any third party’s intellectual property rights, nor does it contain any defamatory material.

Publishing in the Humanitarian Leader will not prevent later publication in a journal and all rights remain with the author/s.

Academic writing resources

The information below has been developed to support student academic writing skills and is equally useful for Working Paper preparation.

How to submit | Contact us

All submissions will be reviewed and prospective authors will be advised of the outcome.

You are welcome to discuss your idea with the Editor, Dr Nazanin Zadeh-Cummings, before submitting your paper:

Please submit your paper using the form below:

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