International Journal of Organizational Leadership is devoted to theoretical and empirical research concerning organizational behaviourorganizational psychology, and managers' leadership tactics and consequences

Topics covered by the journal include perception, cognition, judgment, attitudes, emotion, well-being, motivation, choice, and performance. Its specific purposes are to foster an improved understanding of how people in an organization are led and how business conduct can affect leadership.

This journal brings together a focus on leadership for scholars, consultants, practicing managers, executives, and administrators, as well as those numerous university faculty members across the world who teach leadership as a college course. It provides timely publication of leadership research and applications and has a global reach. It also focuses on yearly reviews of a broad range of leadership topics on a rotating basis and emphasizes cutting-edge areas through special issues.

The International Journal of Organizational Leadership publishes open access articles under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) License, which permits use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. The remaining journals offer a choice of licenses. All Research Councils UK (RCUK) and Wellcome Trust-funded authors will be directed to the Creative Commons Attribution license (CC BY) following funder mandates effective 1 April 2013.

Review Process

IJOL aims to expedite the double-blind peer-reviewing process. If judged to be suitable for the journal, the manuscripts will be forwarded to at least three reviewers drawn from among experts in the field. Upon receiving comments given by two of the reviewers, the journal will announce the results of reviews to the authors.

Archiving Policy 

IJOL follows public archiving options, Internet archive, open-access, public archive databases, and CIKD's private institutional repository.  Authors are also allowed to deposit versions of their work in an institutional or other repository of their choice without embargo, such as SSRN and arXiv.

Journal Retains Copyright

By submitting their manuscripts to this journal, the authors assign the copyright of the publications to the journal. 


Title: International Journal of Organizational Leadership (IJOL)

ISSN 2383-1103 (Print)

ISSN 2345-6744 (Online)

Publisher: Canadian Institute For Knowledge Development

Registered in Canada under Incorporation No. BC1126721

General Office Address: 210-128 West Hastings St., Vancouver BC, Canada

Postal Code: V6B1G8

Frequency: Quarterly

Review Policy: Double-blind Peer Review

Submission: Online Submission System

Publishing: Open Access- Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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Estimated metric for the journal's process:

21 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts

34 days to first decision: After double-blind review

30 days from acceptance to publication

Acceptance rate: 45%