Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

An objective of the Journal of Leadership in Organizations  (JLO) is to promote the wide dissemination of the results of systematic scholarly inquiries into the broad field of leadership research. 

The JLO is intended to be the journal for publishing articles reporting the results of research on leadership from a variety of disciplines. The focus should be on leadership. Topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

Coaching

Communications

Creativity & Innovation

Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

Ethics

Executive Performance

Governance

High-Performance Teams

Institutional Analysis 

Knowledge Management 

 

Leading Change  

Motivation & Retention

Multiple Intelligences

Personal Development

Religiosity

Spirituality

Stakeholder Relations 

Strategic Planning

Training & Development

Vision and Mission

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

All submitted manuscripts are read by the editorial staff. Those manuscripts evaluated by editors to be inappropriate to journal criteria are rejected promptly without external review. Manuscripts evaluated to be of potential interest to our readership are sent to double reviewers. The editors then make a decision based on the reviewer’s recommendation from among several possibilities: rejected, require major revision, need minor revision, or accepted.

The Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Leadership in Organizations has the right to decide which manuscripts submitted to the journal should be published.

 

Review Process:

1. The author/s submits the manuscript

2. Editor Evaluation [some manuscripts are rejected or returned before the review process]

3. The peer review process

4. Editor Decision

5. Confirmation to the authors

 

Publication Frequency

Leadership Studies Journal (LSJ) is published twice a year

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Publishing and Ethical Guidelines

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal reflects the work quality of its author(s) with his/her or their pertaining institution(s). Therefore, it is important for a peer-reviewed journal to have an ethical standard for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author(s), the journal editors, the peer reviewers, and the publisher. Journal of Leadership in Organizations (JLO) is committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint, and/or other commercial revenues have no impact nor influence editorial decisions. In addition, the JLO will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers should this be necessary to the editors.

 

Duties of the Editors

The JLO’s editors are responsible for deciding as to which of the articles submitted should be reviewed and published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such a decision. The editor-in-chief must seriously prevent libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. An editor should evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual contents without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the author(s).

Editors and any editorial staff must not disclose any information on a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author(s), reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisors, and the publisher, as appropriate. Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without a written consent of the author(s). Privileged information or ideas obtained through a peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantages.

Editors should recuse themselves from considering manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest. Editors should require all contributors to disclose relevant competing interests and publish corrections if competing interests are revealed after publication. An editor should take reasonably responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper, in conjunction with the publisher (or society). Every reported act of unethical publishing behavior must be looked into, even if it is discovered years after publication.

 

Duties of the Reviewers

A peer review assists the editor-in-chief in making an editorial decision and editorial communications with the author(s). Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review research reported in a manuscript, or knows that its prompt review will be impossible, should notify the editor-in-chief and excuse himself/herself from the review process. Any manuscript received for review must be treated as a confidential document.

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author(s) is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by relevant citations. A reviewer should also call to the editor-in-chief's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which he/she has personal knowledge. Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in a reviewer’s own research without an expressed written consent of the author(s). Privileged information or ideas obtained through a peer review must be kept confidential and not utilized for personal advantages. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest.

 

Duties of the Authors

Authors of a report of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as objective discussion on its significance. Data and citations should be represented accurately in the paper. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable. Plagiarism takes many forms, from using another’s paper as the author’s own paper to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another’s paper (without attribution), or claiming results from research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is intolerable.

An author should not, in general, publish a manuscript describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, must not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from the source(s). Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study, and seen and approved the final version of the paper and agreed to its submission for publication.

All authors should disclose in their manuscripts any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest. When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the JIEB’s editor-in-chief and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

For more detailed information, visit http://publicationethics.org/

 

Plagiarism

According to Regulation No. 7/2010 of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Indonesia, “Plagiarism is the intentional and unintentional practice of obtaining or trying to obtain credit or value from a scientific work without stating the source appropriately and adequately.” Another definition from the Oxford American Dictionary in Clabaugh (2001), is that “Plagiarism is to take and use another person’s ideas or writing or inventions as one’s own.” The Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary explains the word "plagiarize" as “stealing and passing off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own, using (another's production) without crediting the source, committing literary theft, presenting as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source.” Plagiarism manifests itself in a variety of forms, including (adopted from ACM with some modification):

  • Verbatim copying, near-verbatim copying, or purposely paraphrasing portions of another author's paper;

  • Copying elements of another author's paper, such as equations or illustrations that are not common knowledge, or copying or purposely paraphrasing sentences without citing the source;

  • Verbatim copying of portions of another author's paper, while citing but not clearly differentiating what text has been copied (e.g., not applying quotation marks correctly) and/or not citing the source correctly.

Self-plagiarism is a related issue. Self-plagiarism is defined as “The verbatim or near-verbatim reuse of significant portions of one's own copyrighted work without citing the original source.” Self-plagiarism does not apply to publications based on the author's own previously copyrighted work (e.g., appearing in conference proceedings) where an explicit reference is made to the prior publication. Such reuse does not require quotation marks to delineate the reused text but does require that the source is cited.

All authors are deemed to be individually and collectively responsible for the content of papers published by JLO. Therefore, it is the responsibility of each author to ensure that papers submitted to JLO attain the highest ethical standards with respect to plagiarism.

Plagiarism Sanctions (Adopted from ACM with Modification)

When plagiarism has been found to have occurred, JLO will take the actions listed below as determined by the type of plagiarism. Unless determined otherwise during the investigation, all authors are deemed to be individually and collectively responsible for the content of a plagiarizing paper.

  1. Verbatim copying, near-verbatim copying, or purposely paraphrasing a significant portion of another author's paper without citing the source and without clearly delineating (e.g., in quotation marks) the source material.

  • JLO will inform the Department Chair, Dean, or supervisor of the authors of the finding of plagiarism.

  • The authors will be asked to write a formal letter of apology to the authors of the plagiarized paper, including an admission of plagiarism.

  • If the paper has appeared in print, JLO will post a Notice of Plagiarism based on the investigation, on the JLO Digital Library's citation page of the plagiarizing paper and will remove access to the full text. The paper itself will be kept in the database for future research or legal purposes.

  • If the paper is under submission, the paper can be automatically rejected by the Editor-in-Chief or the Program Chair without further revisions. In addition, a letter of warning will be sent by the Editor-in-Chief or the Program Chair to the authors with a copy of the JLO’s Policy and Procedures on Plagiarism.

  1. Verbatim copying, near-verbatim copying, or purposely paraphrasing sentences of another author's paper and/or, copying elements of another author's paper (such as non-common knowledge illustrations and equations) without citing the source and without clearly delineating (e.g., in quotation marks) the source material.

  • The authors will be asked to write a formal letter of apology to the authors of the plagiarized paper, including an admission of the plagiarism.

  • If the paper has appeared in print, JLO will post a Notice of Plagiarism based on the investigation, on the JLO Digital Library's citation page of the plagiarizing paper and will remove access to the full text. The paper itself will be kept in the database in case of future legal actions.

  • If the paper is under submission, the paper can be automatically rejected by the Editor-in-Chief or the Program Chair without further revisions. In addition, a letter of warning will be sent by the Editor-in-Chief or the Program Chair to the authors with a copy of the JLO Policy and Procedures on Plagiarism.

  1. Verbatim copying of portions of another author's paper, while citing but not clearly differentiating what text has been copied (e.g., not applying quotation marks correctly) and/or not citing the source correctly.

  • The authors will be asked to write a formal letter of apology to the authors of the plagiarized paper, including an admission of the plagiarism.

  • If the paper is under submission, at the discretion of the Editor-in-Chief or Program Chair, the paper can either be automatically rejected without future review or a revision will be required that clearly and correctly cites the previous work. In addition, a letter of warning will be sent by the Editor-in-Chief or the Program Chair to the authors with a copy of the JLO Policy and Procedures on Plagiarism.

  1. Self-plagiarism or redundant, duplicative publication (verbatim or near-verbatim reuse of significant portions of one's own copyrighted work in subsequent papers, where the authors have not disclosed in the subsequent paper the previous publication).

  • If the paper has appeared in print, JLO will post a Notice of Self Plagiarism or a Notice of Redundant Publication based on the investigation on the JLO Digital Library's citation page of the self-plagiarizing paper.

  • If the paper is under submission and, at the discretion of the Editor-in-Chief or Program Chair, the paper can either be automatically rejected without future review or a revision will be required that includes a citation to and discussion of the previous paper. In addition, a letter of warning will be sent by the Editor-in-Chief or the Program Chair to the authors with a copy of the JLO Policy and Procedures on Plagiarism.

Sources:

  • Claubaugh, G.K. & Rozycki, E.G. (2001).

  • Peraturan Menteri Pendidikan Nasional Nomor 17 Tahun 2010 tentang Pencegahan dan Penanggulangan Plagiat di Perguruan Tinggi

  • The Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary

http://www.acm.org/publications/policies/plagiarism (last accessed 09/20/2016)

 

Submission Guidelines

Authors must submit the manuscript via the online system through the Journal’s website. Before submitting, the author should: 

a) Carefully read and follow the author guidelines;

b) Fill out the submission form and follow the manuscript template that we provide; (download)

c) Register as an author to start online submission; (click here

d) Follow the five steps to submit your manuscript:

  • Step 1). Starting submission: Submission checklist
  • Step 2). Uploading your submission file
  • Step 3). Entering submission metadata
  • Step 4). Uploading supplementary file, including the four required document forms

e) Submission proses is done. 

Any question on submitting the article, please contact us at jlo.feb@ugm.ac.id or text us by WhatsApp or SMS at +62-8987757724.

 

Journal Archiving

This journal utilizes the PKP-PN LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.

 

Review Guidelines

Before you accept or decline an invitation to review, please please note the following questions:

  • Is the article requested to be reviewed in accordance with your expertise? If you receive a manuscript that covers the topics that are not appropriate areas of your expertise, please notify the editor or recommend an alternative reviewer.
  • Do you have the time to review this paper? The review process must be completed within two weeks. If you agree and require a longer period, notify the editor or suggest an alternative reviewer.
  • Is there any potential conflict of interest? Meanwhile, conflicts of interest will not disqualify you as a reviewer, disclose all conflicts of interest to the editor before reviewing. 
Review Evaluation

Your review result will help the editor to decide whether or not to publish the articles in our journal. The peer reviewer is responsible for critiquing by reading and evaluating manuscripts in the field of expertise, then giving constructive advice and honest feedback to the author of the article submitted. Peer reviewers, discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the article, how to increase the strength and quality of the paper, and evaluate the relevance and authenticity of the manuscript.

Conducting a review. 

1. Title, abstract, and keywords.
The title of the article should be concise, informative and describe the article’s content. The abstract should briefly describe the paper's contents: the objectives of the research, the methods, the results achieved, and the major conclusions. The keywords should be specific and reflect what is essential about the article. 
 
2. Problem Formulation. 
Problem recognition and its significance, Clear problem identification and Appropriate research questions, Coverage of problem complexity, and Well-defined objectives

3. Research Methodology. 
A concise explanation of research methodology is prevalent; Reasons to choose particular methods are well described; Research design is accurate; Sample design is appropriate; Data collection process is proper; Data analysis methods are relevant and state-of-the-art.
 
4. Research Findings. 
Empirical and theoretical benefits; Economic benefits; Existence of new findings.

5. References. 
References are thoroughly covered in the article; Recency of references provided is strong; Citations and referencing are employed correctly and truthfully.
 
6. Article’s Presentation and Systematic Order. 
Framework and The flow of article presentation, Readability, Grammar, and Writing style.
 
7. Overall Evaluation
The reviewer gives comments on how to improve the papers.
In the end, the reviewer needs to make a recommendation to the editor. The recommendations are as follow:
a. Rejected
b. Major revision*
c. Minor revision*
d. Accepted

*Note about revision. If the revision is required, please indicate to the editor whether or not you would be happy to review the revised article.

THE DECISION

The editor will have the final decision on the article whether to accept or reject the article. The editor may request the author to revised the article before making the final decision.

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STEPS FOR SUBMITTING THE REVIEW

Dear Reviewer, please follow the following steps while submitting your review reports;

 1. Accept to review

 2. Download the manuscript (supplementary files if any),

 3. Submit your review report:

  • You are required to write down your manuscript evaluation on the form provided,
  • Evaluate each part of the article,
  • Provide for recommendations: accepted, minor, major, or rejected
  • Make comment on the paper if possible (MS Word review tool),

 4. Upload the review report:

  • The commented manuscript

 5. Choose your decision and click the button submit.

Any questions on submitting your review, please email us at jlo.feb@ugm.ac.id or text us by Whatsapp/ SMS at +628987757724.

 

 

Screening for plagiarism

The manuscript that is submitted to JLO will be screened for similarity check using TurnitinManuscript found to contain a similarity index percentage higher than 30% (including self-plagiarism) will be rejected.

 

 

Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (IDR)
Authors are NOT required to pay an Article Submission Fee as part of the submission process to contribute to review costs.

 

Article Publication: 0.00 (IDR)
If this paper is accepted for publication, you will NOT be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs.