Resources: Leadership Related Journals

Top 25 Leadership Journals

  • Leadership - Leadership is an international peer-reviewed journal that publishes the highest quality original research on leadership. Leadership is designed to provide an ongoing forum for academic researchers to exchange information, insights and knowledge on both theoretical development and empirical research on leadership. It will publish original, high-quality articles that contribute to the advancement of the field of leadership studies

Other Leadership Journals


Leadership Journals from the International Leadership Association (ILA)

Free Online Leadership Journals

These free online journals are supported by ILA members and frequently publish the work of ILA members. For more information follow the links below. Have a journal to add? Contact ILA at

Creighton Journal of Interdisciplinary Leadership (CJIL)
CJIL is a double-blind online open-access journal with a mission to "spread knowledge, understanding, and dialogue of interdisciplinary leadership with a special focus on social justice."

Integral Leadership Review (ILR)
ILR serves "leaders, professionals and academics engaged in the practice, development and theory of leadership. It bridges multiple perspectives by drawing on integral, transdisciplinary, complexity and developmental frameworks."

International Journal of Educational Leadership and Management (IJELM)
IJELM publishes research from multidisciplinary perspectives with the aim of improving leadership in the administration of educational institutions.

International Journal of Leadership Studies (IJLS)
IJLS is a refereed scholarly journal that publishes "theoretically grounded research that enhances knowledge and understanding of the phenomenon of leadership at all levels within a variety of industries and organizations."

Journal of Applied Christian Leadership (JACL)
JACL "seeks to engage Christian leaders and scholars in a forward-looking dialogue about how to practice leadership in the light of ongoing research taking place across denominational, cultural, and disciplinary environments."

Journal of Leadership Education (JOLE)
JOLE provides "opportunities for dialogue, evolving discourse, and engagement about the discipline or leadership. The journal serves as a forum to share teaching advancements, research innovation, and application."

Leadership Excellence Essentials (LEE)
LEE shares "the latest and greatest leadership solutions from the World's top leaders, consultants, and trainers - plus development guides, plans, and additional tools designed to turn those solutions into an action plan."

Leadership HQ Magazine (LHQM)
LHQM is a new magazine for leaders that "will inspire you to go further and achieve more than you ever thought possible." It includes "the latest insights in the business world" and "up-to-date strategies," and "real-life stories of inspirational people" in the world of business leadership.

Mid-Atlantic Leadership Review (MLR)
MLR is "an online, peer-reviewed, leadership studies journal based at Christopher Newport University. Its focus is to publish high-quality research articles written by CNU students and other undergraduate students from around the country."

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