Aims & Scope

IJLC seeks to publish scholarly work that advances knowledge about leadership and transformative change around the globe, especially in educational or education-related environments. The journal wishes to establish a platform for academics, researches, practitioners, and others to share and impart their ideas and research to an audience interested in topics on leadership and change. Although the major focus of the journal will be toward higher education issues, compelling articles and research relating to leadership and change in government, military, business, non-profits, etc., also will be welcomed. IJLC includes two divisions: 1) studies related to applied, clinical, or policy issues; and 2) studies related to leadership theory or research.

Applied, Clinical, and Policy Issues

Articles best suited for this division are those that describe or analyze practical or policy issues related to leadership. Although such articles should typically include underlying theoretical and research frameworks as a foundation, the major portion of the article would elaborate on implications and applications of this foundation in practical leadership settings and situations.

Theory or Research

Articles best suited for this division are those that cast theoretical frameworks for understanding leadership or particular aspect of leaderships and/or report on original quantitative or qualitative research studies related to leadership.


Articles submitted for review (see “Policies” link for more information) will be asked to supply key words under the abstract that will help potential readers locate your article with the IJLC site. Below is a beginning list for selecting key words; however, authors may provide other words that will help expand the topics list. Please note that all topics below should be considered within the context of Leadership.

  • Challenges
  • Character and Values
  • Communication
  • Decision-making and Problem-solving
  • Ethics
  • General (Other)
  • Internationalization/Globalization
  • Marketing
  • Motivation
  • Negotiation
  • Organizational Change/Transformation
  • Personal Change/Transformation
  • Personal Development
  • Personnel Change/Transformation
  • Personnel Development
  • Power and Influence
  • Public Relations
  • Relationships
  • Strategy
  • Team Building/Management
  • Vision