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International Journal of Public Leadership

International Journal of Public Leadership

ISSN: 2056-4929

This journal is a Hybrid Open Access journal
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Previously published as The International Journal of Leadership in Public Services
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The International Journal of Public Leadership (IJPL) is a multi-disciplinary and evidence-based journal that draws together the best international research and lived experiences of leadership in the public sphere. The Journal includes articles from all disciplines that add to the understanding of public leadership. It affords a dedicated forum for exchange of ideas and insights on leadership beyond the corporate world, in the peculiar contexts of government, politics and civil society.

IJPL embraces theoretical and empirical research, alongside illuminating narratives on the exercise of leadership. The Editors welcome the submission of papers from academics and leaders internationally.

Stephen Brookes, Editor:

"This is a very exciting time for our journal as we continue to build on its success over the last nine years.  The change of title reflects the increasing importance being given to public leadership and the growing recognition that leading in the public interest is not just about the delivery of services by traditional public service organisations, but also through the key role that other for-profit and not-for-profit enterprises are playing in the creation and demonstration of public value."

The International Journal of Public Leadership (IJPL) welcomes the submission of papers from academics and leaders across public services. Main papers will be considered under four headings: research; models or approaches; case studies; viewpoints; leadership journeys; and interviews.

Papers published in IJPL are double blind peer-reviewed. For more details about Emerald's approach to Publication Ethics; please refer to the company guidelines.

Key Journal Audiences

IJPL is vital for everyone involved in leadership and the design and delivery of public services. It is a hugely valuable source of information and intelligence for: chief executives, directors and managers; academics, universities, colleges and business schools; UK national health service; public and private health and social care organizations; education; local authorities; local and central government; social care providers and organizations; private sector providers and emerging public/private sector collaborations; voluntary and third sector and social enterprises; the police and fire services; service users and students.

Guardian Public Leaders Network

IJPL has an ongoing relationship with the Guardian's Public Leaders Network. The network and the journal share many values and goals, so we have partnered to provide an improved reader and author experience. A selected article from recent journal issues will be published in condensed form on the Public Leaders Network each month, giving journal authors access to a different audience and giving Public Leaders Network readers a more in-depth insight into public leadership research. In turn, contributors to the Public Leaders Network are invited to submit an extended research, viewpoint, or leadership journey article to the journal for publication subject to double blind peer-review. Find out more.

Abstracted and Indexed in:

Thomson Reuters Emerging Sources Citation Index,American Sociological Association Publishing Options database,  Academic Search Alumni Edition, British Nursing Index, Business Source Complete, Illustrata, Social Care Online, ZETOC

International Journal of Public Leadership is available as part of an online subscription to the Emerald Public Policy & Environmental Management eJournals Collection. For more information, please email collections@emeraldinsight.com or visit the Emerald Public Policy & Environmental Management eJournals Collection page.

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This journal is a member of and subscribes to the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics. More on Emerald's approach is available in our Publication Ethics guidelines.

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