The Leadership Quarterly Yearly Review (LQYR) for 2020
The Leadership Quarterly seeks proposals and manuscripts for the 2020 LQYR. Eligible topics are broadly defined to include theory, research, and practice in the field of leadership. Published manuscripts could include comprehensive literature reviews, theoretical integrations, new methodological developments, meta-analyses, or some combination of these. The review could be set in any scientific discipline that studies leadership systematically, from traditional organizational behavior, management or industrial-organizational psychology points of views to other perspectives including but not limited to evolutionary biology, anthropology, economics, or sociology. Of particular interest are contributions that adopt provocative—but 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 measures or practices that no longer contribute meaningfully to the field of leadership broadly construed? Are some definitions of constructs badly defined and operationalized, which have lead researchers down the garden path? Well-reasoned and soundly-argued papers with persuasive evidence that identify measures, theories, or practices that should be discontinued in the field, which would serve to stimulate debate and potentially change the field constructively will be given special consideration in the review process. As always, we also encourage integrative and synthetic reviews of research streams that have done it right, but where new developments and insights will trigger new 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, elaborating why coverage of a chosen topic(s) is necessary, and concisely summarizing the potential contribution of the work in terms of how the manuscript will serve to (reshape) leadership theory, research, and/or practice. Paper and proposal submission are subject to competitive peer-review with an accept/reject option (note, proposals that are deemed by the editorial team to be exceptional in terms of excellence will be given an immediate accept/revise decision).