The Journal of Leadership Education solicits articles concerning the nexus of theory and practice in leadership education. Three categories of articles are offered to indicate the diversity of acceptable manuscripts. Authors may submit manuscripts to the Journal in any of these three categories:

  1. Research FeatureFor research-based papers containing a clear statement of research purpose, review and synthesis of related literature, clear explanation of methodology, discussion of findings and conclusions, and appropriate recommendations.
  2. Theory Feature: Is different from a Research Feature in that a Theory Feature is a conceptual paper.  Theory papers address a clear issue or problem, review and synthesis of related literature including supporting theories, discussion, and recommendations.
  3. Application Brief: For exploration of a project, program, practice or tool that HAS BEEN implemented. Application Briefs will include a clear issue statement, review of related literature, description of the application, discussion of outcome(s), reflections of the practitioner, and recommendations.

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