The Refractive Thinker®: Volume XI: Women In Leadership

Refractive Thinker Women XI cover 5-4aFOREWORD by: Sally Helgesen

Sally Helgesen is author of six books, including The Female Advantage, hailed as “the classic work” on women’s leadership styles, and The Female Vision. As a speaker and consultant, she works with corporations, partnerships, universities and nonprofits around the world to help women strengthen their contributions and realize their best talents.

Sally Helgesen



Problem: The lack of affordable and easy to understand publishing avenues for academicians to meet university peer-reviewed publishing standards and retain ownership of copyright.

Purpose: To create a publishing solution for doctoral scholars to publish their dissertation study results and scholarly research.

Goal: To publish an anthology of the works of multiple academic doctoral authors in one themed volume.

Mission: To get research off the coffee table, out of the Ivory Tower, and into the hands of business owners and entrepreneurs.

Linked in Article: Women in Leadership

Contributing Scholars:

  • Dr. Gwendolyn Dooley
  • Dr. Michelle Boese
  • Dr. Cynthia Young
  • Dr. Laurie Maslak, Calgary Canada
  • Dr. Janie Hall
  • Dr. Denise Mayo Moore
  • Dr. Kathi H. Gibson
  • Dr. Jennifer Guerguis & Dr. Kirlos Guerguis
  • Dr. Trish Champion & Dr. Linda Gutsch
  • Dr. Aaron Glassman & Dr. Cheryl Lentz

Q: Myth #1: Why do I have to pay to publish?

A: Publishing costs money. The reason one doesn’t have to pay to publish in a peer-reviewed journal is that the journal often uses the proceeds from the sale of the journal to fund the journal. The journal makes money from your writing; you don’t.

Q: Myth #2: Paying for publishing detracts from my credibility, doesn’t it?

A: No. Publishing is a business like any other, where the goal is to make money. The question is who is making the money? You get what you pay for. Peer-reviewed journal model: The publisher pays for the costs, you don’t. The publisher owns your material, you don’t. The publisher makes royalties, you don’t. The publisher has control, you don’t.

Who pays for the publishing has nothing to do with the quality of the work published. So long as the process includes a peer-reviewed process (open, single, or double blind), there is a quality mechanism in place. If your article is based on IRB approved research through an accredited university (doctoral work or post doc work), the quality of the outcomes has already been vetted.

Q: Myth #3: When I publish in a journal or in a book, don’t I automatically own my intellectual property?

  • A: No. Check the fine print of your contract. Most of the time in a traditional peer-reviewed journal, the journal owns the copyright to your writing, not you. Be sure to file for your own copyright with the U.S. Copyright Office.Follow the money. Those who own their copyright, get to keep their money.

Contributing Scholars

(1) Single Author

(2) Multiple Authors (up to 5 per chapter). For early bird sign up discounts, shipping of books will be sent to ONE location only. For multiple locations, additional shipping charges will apply.

(3) Working title with sign up. Email: or complete form below.

Commitment Form: Spring 2016 Women in Leadership Publication

Anticipated publishing date: mid June 2016

Materials Deadline for Peer Review: On or before May 1, 2016

Peer Reviewed final draft due on or before: June 1, 2016

Manuscript: A synopsis of your dissertation or scholarly peer reviewed research to include the following sections:

Introduction / Overview of the study / Background/theory / Focus on Data analysis Methodology / Findings / Conclusion / References / About Author Page with picture
*Be sure to demonstrate how your writing meets the theme

  • Content: 3000 (minimum) – 4500 (maximum) words of text with moderate use of subheadings
  • References: 1-2 pages: single spaced entries / 2 (maximum) Tables, Figures, or graph(s).
  • 6th version APA modified format: 12 pt Times New Roman.
  • Biography: No more than 155 words (must fit on one page in the book) (Template provided).
  • Picture: Professional head shot with permission to reprint/copyright free
    • Size: .jpg and at least 300 dpi pixel size

Participation includes:

    • 3 versions: Paperback, Digital eBook, and eChapter
    • Cover design (front and back cover), Production & Web Design, IBSN numbers, Library of Congress Registration, Bowker Registration, Bar Code, Index, Author’s individual e-chapter (pdf) as well as all legal & Royalty contracts.
    • Peer Review Board editing by a subject matter expert for content and for APA format style that includes no more than 3 hours worth of basic editing (*Additional editing:$75.00 per hour)
    • Author listing on the Companion Website
    • 25 paperback copies [*U.S. shipping costs are included for the first 25 books via UPS within the U.S.; if authors sign up with Early Bird Discounts, books must be sent to one location]
    • Guest on The Refractive Thinker® BlogTalk Radio Show (Tuesday Mornings at 9 am MST)
    • Social Media Promotion (Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, & Linked in) Materials provided.