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Submitting papers to SEAJ

ISSN 0969 –160X

Notes for SEAJ Contributors

Articles in SEAJ cover all and any aspect of social, environmental and sustainable development accounting, accountability, reporting and auditing practice, research, theory and teaching. All contributions to Social and Environmental Accountability Journal (SEAJ) which fall within the scope of the journal (see below) are very welcome. The following notes are intended to act as guide to help contributors.

Submission of Articles

SEAJ is now published on our behalf by Routledge/Taylor & Francis. Any authors wishing to submit a manuscript to SEAJ for peer review should do this via ScholarOne Manuscripts. Please read the guide for ScholarOne authors before making any submission. Complete guidelines for preparing and submitting your manuscript to SEAJ are available at:

Taylor and Francis Online: Instructions for Authors

All submissions should be made online at the Social and Environmental Accountability Journal ScholarOne Manuscripts site. New users should first create an account. Once a user is logged onto the site submissions should be made via the Author Centre. Online user guides and access to a helpdesk are available on this website.

Submission of a paper to the journal will be taken to imply that it presents original, unpublished work not under consideration for publication elsewhere. By submitting a manuscript, the authors agree that the copyright has been assigned to the Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research (CSEAR).

Additional information for authors about manuscript submission to SEAJ can be seen at: 

Taylor and Francis Online: Instructions for Authors

Character and Length of Papers

Manuscripts (and their size parameters) will broadly fall into the following categories:

  • Empirical (in the widest sense) papers (about 5,000 words)
  • Review papers and essays (about 5,000 words)
  • Manuscripts reporting or proposing engagement (about 5,000 words)
  • Commentaries and polemics (1,000 – 3,000 words)
  • Reviews – article or book (300 -3,000 words)

Articles and Books Reviews

All contributors - and anyone interested in undertaking articles or books reviews - are most welcome. However authors are advised to contact the Reviews Editor(s) prior to submission of their contributions, to avoid any duplications.