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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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Aims and Scope

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 the exchange of ideas and insights on leadership, in challenging contexts of government, politics and civil society. IJPL embraces theoretical and empirical research, alongside illuminating narratives on the exercise of leadership.

IJPL welcomes the submission of papers from researchers and leaders internationally across public services. Research manuscripts will be considered with a focus on public leadership across varied contexts of leadership in local, regional, state and national levels of government, from all nations and world regions, as well as cross-sector and non-governmental organization leadership. A wide range of research methods are invited to submit.

Research is invited on the varied dimensions of public leadership, including but not limited to strategy, community engagement, organizational culture, performance management, ethics, organizational change, institutional re-design, social determinants of health, politics, and other topics. 

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 offers value to those involved in leadership and those researching the complexities of leadership. It is a valuable source of information and intelligence for: researchers, chief executives, directors and managers; for schools of public management, public policy, public affairs and public administration, as well as to other academics, universities, colleges and schools; to health services and public health; social care organizations; education; local authorities; local and national government; public/private sector collaborations; voluntary, third sector and social enterprises; the police and fire services; students and practitioners of leadership.

International Journal of Public Leadership is Abstracted and Indexed in:

Academic Search Alumni Edition, American Sociological Association Publishing Options database, British Nursing Index, Business Source Complete, Illustrata, Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Social Care Online, ZETOC

International Journal of Public Leadership is ranked by:

Emerging Sources Citation Index (Clarivate Analytics)

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 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.