Leadership journal

Leadership is an international journal founded by David Collinson of Lancaster's Department of Management Learning and Leadership, and Keith Grint of Warwick Business School.

‌It is a peer-reviewed journal designed to provide an ongoing forum for academic researchers to exchange information, insights and knowledge based on both theoretical development and empirical research on leadership. It publishes original, high-quality articles that contribute to the advancement of the study of leadership. The journal is global in orientation and focus.

Advancing understanding

Leadership advances the study of leadership dynamics in the economic, political, technological and social relations of organisation and society (five volumes already published). The journal encourages debate about the changing nature of leadership and leadership research and the dilemmas, ambiguities and complexities of leadership theory and practice, past and present.

A wide-ranging approach

Leadership is the leading scholarly journal in the field of researching leadership studies, at the cutting edge of the theory and practice of leadership and organisation. The main emphasis in the journal is on interdisciplinary, diverse and critical analyses of leadership processes in contemporary organisations. Leadership encourages new ways of researching and conceptualising leadership.

Call for papers

All submissions should be made via the Sage website.

Manuscripts should be doublespaced throughout (including notes and references) and must be written to print on to A4 or US standard size paper. Manuscripts should not normally be longer than 8,000 words in length. Each author of a paper published in Leadership will receive one printed copy of the issue and 25 offprints of the paper. If more than one author is involved, the corresponding author will be supplied with the offprints to be shared with the other author(s).