Journal of Leadership Studies

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Online ISSN: 1935-262X

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Journal of Leadership Studies Call for Media Reviews

JLS Call for Media Reviews

The Journal of Leadership Studies is looking to publish reviews of leadership theory, practices, and experiences outside of the boundaries of scholarship and formal organizational practice. The Journal presently publishes peer-reviewed research articles that address leadership inquiry from a social science perspective, as well as a symposium section that highlights invited conversation around topics in leadership theory, practice, and research. However, as leadership inquiry extends into other facets of contemporary life, we are seeking to expand the Journal’s capacity to represent manifestations of leadership that do not fall neatly into the conventional categories of scholarship.Read More

Journal of Leadership Studies Honored at APEX 2014 Awards for Excellence

Award-Winning Issue Online

The Journal of Leadership Studies,edited by Jeremy Moreland and published on behalf of the School of Advanced Studies of the University of Phoenix, was recognized for publication excellence in the categories of Magazines and Journals -- Print over 32 Pages and Magazine and Journal Design & Layout in the 2014 APEX Awards for Publishing Excellence.

APEX 2014 AwardThe award-winning issue, available online, featured articles focusing on constructive leader behaviors, Dale Carnegie's leadership principals, student leadership development programs, a symposium on leadership education and more.

The Journal of Leadership Studies also won APEX Awards of Excellence in the category of Magazines and Journals: Design and Layout in 2013 and 2011, and the APEX Grand Award in 2012.

The APEX Awards for Publication Excellence is an annual competition for publishers, editors, writers and designers who create print, Web, electronic and social media. Communications Concepts, Inc. sponsors the APEX Awards, and advises professionals who write, edit and manage business communications, on best strategies and practices. Concepts publishes business communication reports, including Writer's Web Watch, an e-report for professional communicators, and special reports on topics such as corporate writing and Web publishing.


In the Twenty-sixth Annual APEX Awards, 2,075 entries were evaluated and awards were given in 122 individual categories, within 11 main categories including: newsletters; magazines, journals and tabloids; annual reports; print media; electronic media; social media; websites; campaigns, programs and plans; writing; design and illustration; and one-of-a-kind publications.

According to the APEX 2014 judges, “The awards were based on excellence in graphic design, editorial content and the success of the entry in achieving overall communications effectiveness and excellence.”

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Symposium: Achieving Ethical Leadership

The Journal of Leadership Studies announces a Symposium special issue on Achieving Ethical Leadership. This Symposium will serve to elicit discussion about the state of ethics and ethical failures among leadership in the global community. Taking this further, we would like to encourage the generation of ideas as to how leadership scholars can help to mitigate this trend through improved ethics education, how to encourage improved ethical behaviors among leaders and stakeholders in multicultural settings and in different organizational contexts (business, non-profit, political, international), and through improved practices.

Suitable submissions might address the following topics:

  • What are the critical ethical and moral concerns in leadership today?
  • What steps and actions have been taken to overcome these ethical and moral concerns?
  • What role may we play as scholars in the effort to affect change in regard to ethical and moral leadership?
  • What solutions can be implemented to affect long-lasting and effective change in the world of business, political, and crosscultural
    leadership?
  • What innovative practices can be implemented through ethics education, organizational culture, improved leadership
    screening practices, or other unique ways to help mitigate the trend of unethical leadership and encourage stronger ethical leadership?

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