Open Access Policy
The journal will provide open access to its contents. The journal will provide
readers with free access to all published content immediately after acceptance.
Thus, two forms of contents would be available to readers, (i) articles accepted
but not assigned volume/issue, i.e. early cites or ahead of prints, and (ii) articles
with volume, issue and page numbers. The purpose of providing early cites/ahead
of prints to provide readers an opportunity to access the latest studies in the
field and to provide authors an opportunity in earning citations and credit of
Licensing and Copyright Terms
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
a. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication
with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License
that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship
and initial publication in this journal.
b. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements
for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the
work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book),
with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
c. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in
institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission
process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater
citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).
The Copyedit Instructions will be made available to Copyeditors, Authors, and
Section Editors in the Submission Editing stage. Below is a default set of instructions
in HTML, which can be modified or replaced by the Journal Manager at any point
(in HTML or plain text).
The copyediting stage is intended to improve the flow, clarity, grammar, wording,
and formatting of the article. It represents the last chance for the author
to make any substantial changes to the text, as the next stage is restricted
to typos and formatting corrections. The file to be copyedited is in Word or
.rtf format and therefore can be easily edited as a word processing document.
This set of instructions displayed here proposes two approaches to copyediting.
The one is based on Microsoft Word's Track Changes feature and requires that
the copyeditor, editor and author have access to this program. A second system,
that is software independent, has been borrowed, with permission, from the Harvard
Educational Review. The journal editor is in a position to modify these instructions,
so suggestions can be made to improve the process for this journal.
Instructions for Making Electronic Revisions to the Manuscript — Please
follow the following protocol for making electronic revisions to your manuscript:
Responding to suggested changes — in order to incorporate all changes
please highlight the text or mark it in different color and specify Making additions
and deletions — if the author adds some new text/section than it should
be specified in different color than all other changes
Responding to Queries of the Reviewer/Editor (QAs) — in order to address
the queries of reviewers and editors, the researcher should prepare a compliance
report and should create response against each of the query or question raised
by the parties.
Compliance report — should specify all the changes made and their locations.
A good report may help reviewers and editors in making a fair decision.
Time span for changes — the time span given to authors may vary depending
upon the nature of changes recommended by the reviewers, their recommendations
and final decision of the editor/section editor/managing editor. Authors are
encouraged to submit their revisions well in time to facilitate the publications
The proofreading stage is intended to catch any errors in the galley's spelling,
grammar, and formatting. More substantial changes cannot be made at this stage,
unless discussed with the Section Editor. Only the proof after language editing
and all formatting would be published online.
The Leadership and Organizational Behavior Journal follows the HEC guidelines/criteria
for all types of plagiarism. The same can be accessed at HEC Plagiarism Policy
. All the submitted manuscripts are subjected to plagiarism checking through
the software Turnitin (courtesy HEC). Manuscripts with similarity index more
than 19% are not processed further unless rectified. It is the authors' responsibility
to apprise themselves of plagiarism in any form including paraphrasing and self-plagiarism.
For a plagiarized article (multiple submissions) in processing, the identification
of act will lead to dropping of article from further processing / consideration
of publication. The corresponding author will be required to give an explanation
on demand. In case of an unsatisfactory reply, the matter will be referred to
the disciplinary committee that may decide the course of action. For a published
article, the allegedly plagiarized article will be temporarily retracted from
publication and a notice to the effect will be published in the JIS. The author
will be served an explanation demand. In case of non-response in the stipulated
time or unsatisfactory explanation, the article will be permanently retracted
and the author will be blacklisted. HEC and author's institute will also be
notified. In case of multiple submissions, other editors will also be informed.
The author(s) will have to provide documentary proof of retraction from publication,
if such a defense is pleaded. Those claiming intellectual / idea or data theft
of an article must provide documentary proof in their claim.
Appeal Process Policy:
Appeal can be made to editor by sending an email at email@example.com within
As Leadership & Organizational Behavior follows the HEC guidelines and policies,
that's why it is obligatory for authors to read, understand and follow these
ethical guidelines https://www.hec.gov.pk/english/services/faculty/journals/Pages/default.aspx.
These include fraudulent authorship, originality of material, privacy of participants,
conflict of interest, and falsification of data, plagiarism and fabrication
Conflict of interest Policy:
The editorial committee is responsible to avoid any conflict of interest in
the research publications that may affect the interpretation of results and
assessment by the reviewers. In case of any potential conflict of interest,
the author (s) shall provide a clear statement about bearing the responsibility.
They shall disclose the possible conflicts of interest that can influence the
decision about the publication of the manuscript.
Manuscripts will not be considered by the editorial board for review if competing
interests arise from the collaborative or competitive connections of any of
the author (s) or relevant institutions. It is desired that all contributors
shall disclose conflicting interests while submitting the manuscript. If there
is any such revelation after the research is published, corrections or expressions
of interest and retraction will be issued where needed.
Research papers published in the journal have been checked through plagiarism
software. All views expressed in the journal are those of the authors and do
not necessarily reflect the policies or preferences of journal of Leadership
and Organizational Behavior Journal or Hailey College of Commerce, University
of the Punjab, Lahore. HCC does not accept any responsibility or liability for
the statement, contents, opinions expressed or conclusions drawn by the contributors
of the journal of Leadership and Organizational Behavior Journal.
Copyright And License
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copy and distribute your work provided you implement citation of the author
for his credit appropriately. Authors hold copyright and publishing rights without
According to CREATIVE COMMONS LICENSE 4.0
You are free to -
• Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
• Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material
• For any purpose, even commercially.
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and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but
not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.