The Leadership Quarterly seeks proposals for the 2024 LQYR; historically, these articles are high-impact and important contributions to the success of the journal. Eligible topics are broadly defined to include theory, research, and practice in the field of leadership. Manuscripts may include (a) systematic literature reviews or meta-analyses (refer to the guidelines published in Page et al., 2021, pp. see also: http://prisma-statement.org/PRISMAStatement/Checklist); authors doing a review or meta-analysis should ensure that data on which conclusions are based on correctly identified causal results. If data are not causally interpretable a meta-analysis should not be undertaken; in such cases the review must evaluate the quality of the data and make appropriate conclusions on the basis of these data (e.g., Banks et al., 2021, Fischer et al., 2021, Gottfredson et al., 2020, Hughes et al., 2018). Manuscripts may also include (b) theoretical integrations, (c) bibliometric studies, (d) reviews of new methodological developments, or (e) some combination of these.
The review could be set in any discipline that studies leadership scientifically, from traditional organizational behavior, management or industrial-organizational psychology points of views to other perspectives including but not limited to evolutionary biology, neuroscience, anthropology, economics, or sociology. Of particular interest are contributions that adopt provocative-but also theoretically or empirically grounded-viewpoints that go beyond reviewing the relevant literature to proposing where the future of leadership studies should, and should not, continue. For example, are there theories, measures, or practices that no longer contribute meaningfully to the field of leadership broadly construed? Are some constructs badly defined and operationalized? Should a particular approach to studying leadership be abandoned? Well-reasoned and soundly-argued papers with persuasive evidence, serving to stimulate debate and potentially change the field will be given special consideration in the review process. As always, we encourage integrative and synthetic reviews of research streams that are not only exemplary, but where new developments and insights will trigger advances in leadership research.
Potential authors are required to submit a 10-page maximum (plus references, tables, figures, and other end matter not included in the 10-page maximum), double-spaced proposal outlining the proposal topic and approach. Authors sending a full manuscript instead of proposal will not be considered for the LQYR. The proposal must elaborate on why coverage of a chosen topic(s) is necessary, and concisely summarize the potential contribution of the work in terms of how the manuscript will serve leadership theory, research, and/or practice per se or to reshape them. Proposal submissions (and full papers) are subject to competitive peer-review with an accept/reject option (note, proposals that are deemed by the editorial team to be excellent will be given an immediate accept/revise decision).
For articles to be published in the first issue of 2024, the please note the following timetable:
*Authors may submit their proposals starting 20 September 2022; proposals will be evaluated on a rolling basis.
Questions regarding the appropriateness of a manuscript topic or idea are welcome; please contact Kevin Lowe at firstname.lastname@example.org