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Leadership & Organization Development Journal

Leadership & Organization Development Journal

ISSN: 0143-7739

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2013 Impact Factor: 0.625 * 
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Journal history

Incorporates Participation and Empowerment which was previously published as Empowerment in Organizations
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Editorial objective

The Leadership & Organization Development Journal explores behavioural and managerial issues relating to all aspects of leadership, and of individual and organization development, from a global perspective.

Editorial criteria

All papers accepted into the journal's peer review process will be assessed against the following criteria:

General principles

(a) The journal supports interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary approaches to the study of leadership and organization development and encourages original thinking which will contribute to knowledge and understanding in these areas.

(b) Articles based on empirical work are strongly encouraged, as are conceptual papers which are founded on a strong literature base and which provide a basis for theoretical development to advance the field.

(c) There is no methodological preference: papers on the continuum from quantitative data-based studies to qualitative case studies are equally welcome.

(d) The journal's focus is on the interpretation of research and how the results of research may be translated into practice.


The journal addresses a broad range of topics which are relevant to organizations and reflective of societal developments.


Public and private sector organizations alike face ongoing pressure to streamline activities, improve efficiency and achieve demanding organizational objectives. In this context, the ability of senior managers to understand the culture and dynamics of organizations and to deliver strong leadership during periods of change, could be the difference between organizational failure and success.

Key benefits

The Leadership & Organization Development Journal examines the body of management theory around leadership and organizations in order to discover new, more effective ways of managing in organizations. The Journal explores the practical application of leadership and organization development theory in order to identify its relevance for managerial practice. Reviews of new book publications in the area of leadership and organizations also form part of the Journal's regular content.

Key journal audiences

This journal is abstracted and indexed by 

ABI/INFORM, Academic Search, Autographics, Business & Industry, Business Source, Collectanea Corporate, Current Citations Express, Emerald Management Reviews, EP Collection, Ergonomics Abstracts, Human Resources Abstracts, Innovation, Manning & Napier, MasterFILE, OCLC's Electronic Collections Online, ProQuest, PsycINFO, Research into Higher Education Abstracts, Scandinavia, Scopus, Studies in Women Abstracts, Technical Education & Training Abstracts, Telebase, zetoc (British Library)

This journal is ranked by 

ABS (UK), AERES (France), Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) Quality Journal List, Australian Research Council (ERA Journal List), BFI (Denmark), NSD (Norway), Scopus

Leadership & Organization Development Journal is available as part of an online subscription to the Emerald HR, Learning & Organization Studies eJournals Collection. For more information, please email collections@emeraldinsight.com or visit the Emerald HR, Learning & Organization Studies eJournals Collection page.

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