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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in  Microsoft Word, OpenOffice, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  • Please, make sure you have paid a initial article submission fee.

Author Guidelines


An International Journal of Strategic, Behavioral and Public Aspects of Leadership in Management


  • Introduction
  • Manuscript preparation 
  • Review process 
  • Ethics in publishing 




The scope of Journal of Leadership and Management brings together a focus on strategic, behavioral and public aspects of leadership in management, providing a platform for the researchers, academicians, and practitioners to impart and share knowledge of this area.

Journal of Leadership and Management is published every quarter.

Submission and contact details 

Journal of Leadership and Management welcomes the submission of original articles covering the following:

  • empirical articles.
  • theoretical articles.
  • integrative articles.
  • case studies.
  • proposals for special issues.

Papers are accepted in English and submission proceeds totally online via http://leadership.net.pl. For more information/troubleshooting, please contact editorinchief@leadership.net.pl.

From January 1, 2021, the following fees are introduced in Journal of Leadership and Management:

      • the initial article submission fee: $30.
        The initial article submission fee
      • article publication fee after acceptance: $120 (you will be requested to make payment via separate mail). 

All articles are published open access.


Length and formatting

All papers must be written in English on A4 paper size, single column. Prepare the manuscript, including tables, using a word processing program and save it as a .doc or .rtf file. It is preferred 20-24 pages for the length of the article, including references, tables, figures, keywords and abstract (standard page – 1800 characters including spaces). Divide the article into clearly defined sections.

Title page

The title page should carry the following information:

      • the title of the article.
      • full names of all authors and, in case of multicentre studies, institutional affiliations.
      • full name of the institution/institutions from which the paper originates (in official version).
      • abstract.
      • keywords.
      • author’s address for correspondence, including the name of author, scientific title, address and e-mail address.

Abstract and keywords

The manuscript should be preceded by an abstract in English. The abstract should contain up to 300 words in English and up to 10 key words. All abbreviations used in the text should be explained.

Tables and figures

The tables should be added at the end of the manuscript. Figures and photographs (in resolution suitable for publishing: 300 dpi) should be placed in separate files – the recommended formats: *.PNG, *.GIF, *.TIF, *.JPG. Graphs and diagrams should be made using Microsoft Excel. Figures should be accompanied by data from which they were made. The Editor has a right to create figures basing on the enclosed data.

The tables and figures should be numbered in Arabic numerals and all abbreviations explained in footnotes.

Abbreviations and symbols

Use only standard abbreviations and symbols. The full term for which an abbreviation stands should precede its first use in the text.


The reference list should appear at the end of the text, and should start on a new page. Issue numbers should be provided for all journals cited in the references. Examples follow:

      • Blouin, M. R. (2003). Equilibrium in a decentralized market with adverse selection. Economic Theory 22 (2): 245-262.
      • Edwards, S. (1999). How effective are capital controls? NBER Working Paper 7413.National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, MA.
      • Siebert, H. (1991). The new economic landscape in Europe. Oxford: Blackwell.
      • Tharakan, P.K.M., and G. Calfat (1999). Belgium. In M. Brülhart and R. Hine (Eds.), Intra-industry trade and adjustment: The European experience. London: Macmillan.

In the text, references should appear as follows:

North (1995: 29-35) finds that ... In the literature (Alesina and Gulli 1993: 95; OECD 2000: Chapter B; Rogoff 1985a, 1985b; Stern et al. 1976) it has been shown ...

For the sake of brevity, “et al.” should be used when referring to more than two authors. Names and dates in the text should correspond strictly to the list of references.

Video and supplementary data

Journal of Leadership and Management accepts video material and other supplementary data to support and enhance scientific research. Authors who have such files are strongly encouraged to include links to these within the body of the article or submit using journal system (please provide the files with a preferred maximum size of 50 MB).




The authors who submit manuscripts for publication agree to undergo reviewing process. All submitted manuscripts are subjected to editorial review and subsequently peer review by two external reviewers. The submitted manuscripts will not be sent to reviewers from the same centre as the authors or from the same centre as Editor-in-chief. All reviews are confidential and anonymous (double blind review). The reviewers may not use the content of the manuscript before its publication. The author is notified about the reviews and corresponds with the Editor about possible remarks or qualification of the study for printing. The final decision concerning printing is made by the Editor-in-chief of Journal of Leadership and Management.

After acceptance

Corresponding authors will receive an e-mail with a link to online proofing system, allowing annotation and correction of proofs online.

Author inquiries

Submitted article can be tracked using journal system available for logged authors.




Authorship credit should be based on:

      • substantial contributions to conception and design, acquisition of data, analysis, and interpretation of data.
      • drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content.
      • final approval of the version to be published.

Authors should meet all three conditions. All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in the acknowledgments section. All persons must give written permission to be acknowledged.


Authors retain copyright and grant Journal of Leadership and Management right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work’s authorship and initial publication in this journal.

Preventing scientific misconduct

By submitting the manuscript for publication the author agrees, that the manuscript could be subjected to verification by internet plagiarism detection software. All detected cases of scientific misconduct will be disclosed, including notification of proper institutions.

Conflict of interests

Authors must disclose all conflicts of interest (which can have influence for value of article) to the Editor and describe them in dedicated form, which is a part of the submitting process. The reviewers and editors are also obliged to disclose in a letter to Editor-in-chief all connections which could be suspected as conflict of interests with the author.

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