The Journal of Leadership Education is committed to promoting policies, practices, editorial activities, and published content that support diversity, equity, and inclusion in the discipline of leadership education. We are committed to cultivating an academic community that is not limited by race, ethnicity, veteran status, marital status, socioeconomic level, national origin, religious belief, ability, sexual orientation, age, class, political ideology, or gender identity and expression. As an Editorial Board we have committed to the current priorities for immediate action, through active and engaged outreach:

  1. Manuscripts. Increasing the number of manuscripts related to diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, liberation, and emancipation in leadership education including but not limited to a call for a special issue targeting these manuscripts and a permanent category for these manuscripts in each regular issue moving forward.
  2. Authors & Reviewers. Increasing the diversity among our authors and reviewers. JOLE commits to annual reporting on diversity among published authors and peer reviewers.
  3. Editorial Advisory Board.  Increasing the diversity on our Editorial Advisory Board.
  4. Language. Developed policies on inclusive language for use by both authors and peer reviewers.

We recognize that we may not always get it right. However, we are committed to learning, growing, and expanding the discourse in ways that welcome all people, their lived experiences, and identities.


The JOLE Editorial Advisory Board
March 2021