Women's Leadership Symposium in Oxford
Women's Leadership  Symposium in Oxford



Papers presented at a Symposium may be subsequently submitted for publication in the form of edited books, and/or journal articles, hardcopy or online.


The deadline for submissions is roughly two months after the conclusion of the symposium you attended.

Spring 2021 submit by 1 June

Summer 2021 submit by 7 October

Fall 2021 submit by 10 February 2022



Publications that are refereed with positive results through the Symposium peer review process will be recommended for publication in selected outlets.




Mail completed paper to  info@oxford-womens-leadership-symposium.com.  Manuscripts submitted for publication must be original and not under consideration by any other publication. If a paper has been presented at a meeting or conference, the author should state where and when the paper was presented. All authors will be required to sign a consent-to-publish form upon acceptance.

Manuscripts submitted are processed as follows: The staff initially reviews the manuscript. If the manuscript does not fall within the scope of the Symposium or is not formatted according to CMS, 16th ed., or APA, it will be returned to the author.

If a manuscript is in accord with the guidelines, an email acknowledgement is sent to the author. All references to the author’s name and affiliation are to be removed, and the manuscript is required to be submitted for blind review by academics with knowledge of the academic field within which the manuscript is categorised. With the advice of the reviewers, the Symposium Editor will make one of four decisions: accept, accept contingent upon revision, revise and resubmit, or reject.


Technical Requirements

  • The title of the manuscript should appear at the top of the first page. A complete title page, listing the article title, authors, and contact information, should be submitted as a separate file.
  • Correspondence during the review and production processes will be addressed to the author listed first.
  • Manuscripts should conform to either the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition or the APA style format.
  • Papers should not be much longer than 20-25 pages or 12500 words.
  • Copy should be double-spaced with margins of 1” at the top, bottom, and on both sides.
  • Manuscripts accepted for publication should contain a two-paragraph abstract, introduction, and conclusion, and heading levels should be indicated throughout. There should be no hyphenation, printed borders, or line numbering.
  • All manuscripts must have references (not a bibliography). 
  • Manuscripts accepted for publication should be prepared as Microsoft Word documents, with the manuscript in one file, title page in one file, and tables in another. Figures and other illustrative materials should be provided as grayscale TIFF, PDF, or EPS files. A maximum of five graphs or tables is allowed. 


For more information or to submit a manuscript, contact:  Acquisitions Editor, 406 W. Florida Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801 (217) 344-0237; fax (217) 344-6963;   info@oxford-womens-leadership-symposium.com


The symposium has working arrangements for publication for both book companies and academic journals. The academic journals are indexed, abstracted and recorded in Academic OneFile, ArticleFirst, Australian Education Index, Biography Index, Book Review Digest Plus, Contents Pages in Education, Current Abstracts, Current Law Index, EBSCO, EconLit, Education Abstracts, Education Full Text, Education Index Retrospective, Education Research Complete, Educational Administration Abstracts, Educational Research Abstracts Online, Educator’s Reference Complete, Electronic Collections Online, ERIC, Gale Cengage, General OneFile, Higher Education Abstracts, InfoTrac Custom, Journal of Economic Literature, LegalTrac, Scopus, Sociology of Education Abstracts, TOC Premier, Vocational Education & Training Abstracts, Wilson OmniFile: Full-Text Mega Edition, and Wilson OmniFile: Full Text Select.



The Symposium is an independent, not-for-profit, organisation held in the city of Oxford at a constituent college of the University of Oxford. The meeting is held at a college site recommended by Conference Oxford. The Symposium is not a degree-granting institution and does not have a formal academical connection with the University of Oxford.

Some of the August 2018 participants


17 - 19 March, 2022

Abstract submission  – 10 February

 Early registration –  3 January

Regular registration – 1 March

What our Alumni are Saying

The Audacity to Stand - Esta Broderick-Winkle
A poem dedicated to the 20th Oxford Women's Leadership Symposium
EstaBroderick_The Audacity to Stand.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [83.3 KB]

"Many thanks for an amazing experience."

"The experience far exceeded my expectation."

"I found all the presentations very interesting. It was a great opportunity to hear different perspectives on women's issues. The discussion after my presentation was very enriching and I will take it into account in my further research."

Some of the August 2016 participants
Some of the March 2017 participants
Some of the August 2017 participants
Some of the March 2019 participants
Some of the August 2019 participants
Some of the December 2019 participants
Some of the December 2019 participants
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