- Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement ofInterdisciplinary Journal of Leadership Studies
- Who Can Submit?
- General Submission Rules
- Formatting Requirements
- Rights for Authors and UR Scholarship Repository
Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement of Interdisciplinary Journal of Leadership Studies
The Interdisciplinary Journal of Leadership Studies (IJLS) strives to produce high-quality and rigorous academic work in the field of leadership studies across a variety of disciplines. IJLS is dedicated to maintaining an up-to-date journal that endeavors to publish content on a timely basis, respond to author correspondence, and to uphold its policies. IJLS is dedicated to best practices in maintaining ethical standards of publication and scholarship and will not tolerate plagiarism, misrepresentation, fraud, or publication misconduct of any type. By submitting to IJLS, authors are affirming that all manuscript content is original, has not been published elsewhere (fully or partly), and is not under review at another publication..
Who Can Submit?
Those dedicated to the advancement of leadership studies may submit an original article to be considered for publication in the Interdisciplinary Journal of Leadership Studies, assuming the author owns the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article. Authors are the initial owners of the copyrights to their works within the Creative Commons Attributions-No Distribution-No Derivatives License (an exception in the non-academic world to this might exist if the authors have, as a condition of employment, agreed to transfer copyright to their employer).
General Submission Rules
IJLS will accept submissions in the following categories:
Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to Interdisciplinary Journal of Leadership Studies, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at Interdisciplinary Journal of Leadership Studies. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Interdisciplinary Journal of Leadership Studies, please contact the editors.
Interdisciplinary Journal of Leadership Studies has no general rules about the formatting of articles upon initial submission. There are, however, rules governing the formatting of the final submission. See Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for details. Although bepress can provide limited technical support, it is ultimately the responsibility of the author to produce an electronic version of the article as a high-quality PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format) file, or a Microsoft Word, WordPerfect or RTF file that can be converted to a PDF file.
It is understood that the current state of technology of Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF) is such that there are no, and can be no, guarantees that documents in PDF will work perfectly with all possible hardware and software configurations that readers may have.
Rights for Authors and UR Scholarship Repository
As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors assign to UR Scholarship Repository all copyright in the article, subject to the expansive personal--use exceptions described below.
Attribution and Usage Policies
Reproduction, posting, transmission or other distribution or use of the article or any material therein, in any medium as permitted by a personal-use exemption or by written agreement of UR Scholarship Repository, requires credit to UR Scholarship Repository as copyright holder (e.g., UR Scholarship Repository © 2023).
The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from UR Scholarship Repository provided the author does not alter the format or content of the articles, including the copyright notification:
- Storage and back-up of the article on the author's computer(s) and digital media (e.g., diskettes, back-up servers, Zip disks, etc.), provided that the article stored on these computers and media is not readily accessible by persons other than the author(s);
- Posting of the article on the author(s) personal website, provided that the website is non-commercial;
- Posting of the article on the internet as part of a non-commercial open access institutional repository or other non-commercial open access publication site affiliated with the author(s)'s place of employment (e.g., a Phrenology professor at the University of Southern North Dakota can have her article appear in the University of Southern North Dakota's Department of Phrenology online publication series); and
- Posting of the article on a non-commercial course website for a course being taught by the author at the university or college employing the author.
People seeking an exception, or who have questions about use, should contact the editors.
General Terms and Conditions of Use
Users of the UR Scholarship Repository website and/or software agree not to misuse the UR Scholarship Repository service or software in any way.
The failure of UR Scholarship Repository to exercise or enforce any right or provision in the policies or the Submission Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any term of the Submission Agreement or these policies is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Submission Agreement and these policies remain in full force and effect. These policies and the Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement between UR Scholarship Repository and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.
This journal and its contributions are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.