What to Submit?

New England Journal of Entrepreneurship (NEJE) is a double blind peer reviewed journals that aims to foster dialogue and innovation in studies of entrepreneurship and small & family-owned business management. The journal welcomes original work across a broad spectrum of issues and topics related to the study and practice of entrepreneurship. The journal encourages submission of a wide range of perspectives and is particularly interested in those that challenge conventional wisdom concerning all aspects of entrepreneurship and small businesses and their role in society. In doing so, the journal promotes an ethos which is explicitly: theory-driven and supported, glocal in scope and vision, open, reflective and reflexive, imaginative and critical, interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary, and facilitates exchange amongst academic scholars, as well as between academic scholars and practitioners.

Academics and practitioners alike are welcome to submit original articles that advance research in the field of entrepreneurship and small & family-owned businesses as well as research notes, book reviews and original case studies concerning entrepreneurial or small & family-owned business management.

Authors must own the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article. Authors are the initial owners of the copyrights to their works (an exception in the non-academic world to this might exist if the authors have, as a condition of employment, agreed to transfer copyright to their employer).

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General Submission Rules

Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to The New England Journal of Entrepreneurship, authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere; all submitted work must be original and must have not been previously published anywhere else, and / or must not be under review or under consideration in any other publishing outlet. If you have concerns about the submission terms for The New England Journal of Entrepreneurship, please contact the editors.

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Formatting Requirements & Review Process

Manuscripts submitted to The New England Journal of Entrepreneurship should be written in Microsoft Word or saved in RTF (rich text format). Please Note : Do not use tabs, extra spaces, hard returns except for paragraph breaks, or any other formatting within the Word file. Likewise, references should be set with returns only between entries with no extra returns, tabs, or other formatting. Use italics to indicate emphasis, non-English terms, or titles of publications.

Accompanying each manuscript, as separate files, should be (a) an abstract of the article (200 words maximum) and six keywords; (b) a biographical sketch of the author(s); and (c) a title page with manuscript title and the order of authors as well as the primary author’s name, mailing address, preferred email, phone and fax numbers. Maps, photos, and similar graphics are welcome, but authors are responsible for providing separate camera-ready files, either as tiffs, jpegs, or PDFs. Sizes of images, tables, and figures must conform to the physical dimensions of the journal page. Width is 45p (7.5") and depth is 57p (9.5"). In addition:

  • The full manuscript must not be longer than 10, 000 words including all references and figures.
  • The entire submission (including references) must be double-spaced in 12-point or larger font with margins of one inch or more.
  • The abstract must be 200 words or less and should precede keywords (maximum six).
  • The submission contains few and only necessary footnotes (not endnotes).
  • There is nothing in your file that identifies the authors.
  • Any hypotheses are explicitly identified as such.
  • Constructs and variables are identified in words, not abbreviations.
  • Any prior publication of the data featured in the manuscript is explicitly acknowledged either in the manuscript or in the transmittal letter to the editor. Any forthcoming or "in press" articles which use the data should be forwarded to the editor.
  • To insure author anonymity, manuscript "properties" (under FILE in Microsoft Word) should be erased prior to submission.
  • Make sure to use uniform lettering and sizing of your original artwork.
  • Number the illustrations according to their sequence in the text.
  • Tables and figures should be placed at the end of the manuscript, with placement instructions between paragraphs within the body text to indicate where these items would go (e.g., "Insert Table 1 Here).
  • Please consult APA style guidelines for all formatting details.
  • All papers should be submitted online: Submit Article

    All articles will be double-blind refereed. Authors will normally receive reviewers’ comments and the editors’ publishing decision in approximately 90 days of submission.

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    Copyright and DigitalCommons@SHU

    The copyright of published articles will belong to the publishers of The New England Journal of Entrepreneurship. Authors will be granted permission to reprint or otherwise use portions of their articles published in the Journal upon written request.

    As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors assign to DigitalCommons@SHU all copyright in the article, subject to the expansive personal--use exceptions described below.

    Attribution and Usage Policies

    Reproduction, posting, transmission or other distribution or use of the article or any material therein, in any medium as permitted by a personal-use exemption or by written agreement of DigitalCommons@SHU, requires credit to DigitalCommons@SHU as copyright holder (e.g., DigitalCommons@SHU © 2024).

    Personal-use Exceptions

    The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from DigitalCommons@SHU provided the author does not alter the format or content of the articles, including the copyright notification:

    • Storage and back-up of the article on the author's computer(s) and digital media (e.g., diskettes, back-up servers, Zip disks, etc.), provided that the article stored on these computers and media is not readily accessible by persons other than the author(s);
    • Posting of the article on the author(s) personal website, provided that the website is non-commercial;
    • Posting of the article on the internet as part of a non-commercial open access institutional repository or other non-commercial open access publication site affiliated with the author(s)'s place of employment (e.g., a Phrenology professor at the University of Southern North Dakota can have her article appear in the University of Southern North Dakota's Department of Phrenology online publication series); and
    • Posting of the article on a non-commercial course website for a course being taught by the author at the university or college employing the author.

    People seeking an exception, or who have questions about use, should contact the editors.

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    General Terms and Conditions of Use

    Users of the DigitalCommons@SHU website and/or software agree not to misuse the DigitalCommons@SHU service or software in any way.

    The failure of DigitalCommons@SHU to exercise or enforce any right or provision in the policies or the Submission Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any term of the Submission Agreement or these policies is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Submission Agreement and these policies remain in full force and effect. These policies and the Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement between DigitalCommons@SHU and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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