UPDATED MARCH 2021
For the past number of years, JOLE has hosted “special issues” where all articles focus on a single relevant and significant topic, each edited in collaboration with a chosen guest editor. While JOLE will continue to publish special issues within the field of leadership education, it has adopted a new system and format for future volumes.
JOLE will no longer establish specific dates and editors for special issue publications, as it now operates on a rolling submissions process. Once a particular special issue has achieved enough accepted submissions to publish, JOLE will do so. The JOLE Editorial Board has identified the topics below for future special issue volumes. More information concerning each special issue is below.
Authors are encouraged to submit manuscripts for any of these special issue topics effective immediately. Authors should submit manuscripts through the Scholastica portal ONLY and include a note on the required title page indicating that the submission is for a particular JOLE special issue. JOLE no longer takes guest editor applications, as these manuscripts will undergo the standard JOLE review process.
When a full complement of accepted manuscripts on a particular special topic is achieved, they will be published collectively as a special issue. In the event that a sufficient number of manuscripts is not attained within 6 months, to compile as a special issue, accepted manuscripts will then be published in a regular JOLE issue. JOLE readers may suggest topics for future special issues. These, and any questions other questions about this process, should be directed to the JOLE Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Social Networks in Leadership Education
As we continue to understand the value of community, this special issue poses the overarching question, “What value do social networks (i.e., formal and informal, PBL, communities of practice, digital or virtual) add to leadership education for leadership educators and/or learners?” We seek manuscripts that examine the role that networks play in helping individuals become better leaders and addresses questions including:
All JOLE manuscript types will be considered for this special issue