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Author Guidelines

The Editors invite you to consider publishing your work in the MRI Journal. In order to begin the process of paper submission, review and acceptance, here are the initial guidelines to help you prepare your contribution.

Manuscript length: 2,000 – 3,000 words (not including citations or footnotes)
Citation style: APA (American Psychological Association) guidelines – consult summary of these HERE:
Manuscript length: 6,000 – 8,000 Chinese characters (not including citations or footnotes)
Citation style: Consult summary HERE:
Papers submitted should address one or more of the topics featured in the MRI Journal. The MRI Journal promotes cross-cultural dialogue on social innovation, moral leadership, and comparative spirituality. For more information about the MRI Journal, as well as to view previous issues of the journal, please visit our website:

All manuscripts are to be submitted by email to the following address:
Before submitting your contribution, please ensure you include a title, subtitle (if applicable), abstract and list of keywords. Any article lacking one or more of these items will be automatically rejected and will require re-submission.
Once submitted to the above email address, your manuscript will be acknowledged as received by one of our co-editors, and put under review.

The MRI Journal requires authors to prepare manuscripts that meet the following criteria to ensure that the quality standards of the MRI Journal are maintained.
The manuscript is an original piece of research on one or more of our three core topics: Moral Leadership, Social Innovation, Comparative Spirituality.
The manuscript’s arguments are presented in a well-structured, logically-sound and easy-to-follow manner.
The manuscript complies with prevailing standards of written English or Chinese presented in a clear and concise structure.
All empirical evidence in support of the manuscript’s arguments should be based on a clear and robust methodology and data and analysis that meets established research methods.
The writing of the manuscript adheres to relevant ethical standards regarding, e.g. plagiarism, various forms of conflict of interest, research on human subjects, etc. Consult our website for discussion of these standards and specific policies:

Once your manuscript is received, it will be reviewed by our co-editors. Chinese language submissions will be reviewed by the MRI Editor for Chinese contributions.
After review, you will receive an annotated copy of your manuscript along with three possible decisions:
Manuscript rejected and reasons given.
Provisional acceptance. We shall provide feedback to enable you to consider revisions recommended by the editors and resubmission of your paper to one of our co-editors.
Acceptance which may include suggestions for minor textual changes.

If you are interested in publishing in the MRI Journal, we encourage you to consider presenting your research at the Macau Ricci Institute’s annual symposium. This is an opportunity to meet fellow scholars within the fields of Moral Leadership, Social Innovation and Comparative Spirituality and discuss with them their research findings and interests. Each symposium has a “Call for Papers“. You can find the latest “Call for Papers” on the MRI’s website:

Below are the presentation preparation requirements for the MRI Annual Symposium:
Software: Microsoft PowerPoint
Length: 10 slides
To streamline the transition from one presentation to the next, we are requesting that all presentations use Microsoft PowerPoint. This requirement is to maximise the presentation time for each author, and to minimise interruptions due to the use of different software or the switching in and out of personal laptops. Once you have submitted your slides, we will develop them in a common format for all conference presentations, and distribute them for use in the symposium packets.

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