Leadership and Organizational Behavior Journal
  Leadership and Organizational Behavior Journal
  Published by: Hailey College of Commerce
  ISSN- (Print): 2789-682X
(online): 2790-198X
Frequency: bi-annual  

Instructions for Author
Submission Guidelines
  • Authors can submit their article, case studies, conceptual papers etc. by sending word documents at editor.lobj@hcc.edu.pk.
  • Author should submit manuscript as single WORD file containing text, tables and figures.
  • Figures should be of high enough quality for refereeing.
  • There are no specific formatting guidelines but a standard manuscript should have Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Literature Review, Methodology, Results, Discussion, Implications, Limitations & future direction and Conclusions as the major sections.
  • We prefer APA (latest edition) as the formatting and referencing guidelines, but references maintained in any other style would also be acceptable for review. If the manuscript is accepted the authors would then have to format the manuscript as per the APA guidelines.

General Instructions and Formatting

Length of Paper
The manuscript should not exceed 8000 words (including text, tables, figures and references).


The language of the manuscript should be English (preferable British)

First page
The manuscript's first page should have title, author (s) details (names, affiliations, and contact details), conflict of interest statement, acknowledgments, abstract, and keywords.

Title of the paper should not exceed 18 words

Author (s) name and Affiliation(s)
The author (s) should indicate the given name and family name. Below the names, present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the work was done). Indicate all affiliations with a lowercase superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name and the email address of each author.

Author (s) should not mention names and affiliation in the main text of the manuscript

Corresponding Author
Indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing, publication, and post- publication issues. Please ensure that telephone numbers (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the email address and the complete postal address.

Sponsoring Information
Please indicate if the research is sponsored or supported by an organization.

A concise and factual abstract is required (maximum length of 250 words). The abstract should briefly state the purpose of the research, the principal results, and the major conclusions.

Enter five to seven keywords in lowercase, except for acronyms. Use commas to separate your list of keywords.

Subdivision of the Articles
The author (s) should subdivide their article into various sections. They may use the heading style from the APA heading style.

Table and Figures
The author (s) may present tables and figures in line with

Author(s) should follow the latest edition of APA style in referencing. Please visit www.apastyle.org to learn more about APA style.

  • Citations in the text:
    Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also in the reference list (and vice versa).
  • Reference List
    References should be arranged according to APA (latest edition) referencing style.
Plagiarism Policy
Leadership & Organization Behavior Journal follows the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) guidelines/criteria for all types of plagiarism. The same can be accessed at HEC Plagiarism Policy. All submitted manuscripts are subject to plagiarism checking through Turnitin software (courtesy of HEC). Manuscripts with a more than 19% similarity index are only processed further if rectified. The author must apprise themselves of plagiarism in any form, including paraphrasing and self-plagiarism.

For a plagiarized article (multiple submissions) in processing, the identification of the act will lead to dropping the article from further processing/consideration of publication. The corresponding author will be required to explain 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 a non-response in the stipulated time or an unsatisfactory explanation, the article will be permanently retracted, and the author will be black-listed. HEC and the author's institute will also be notified. In case of multiple submissions, other editors will also be informed. The author(s) must 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.

Review Guidelines
Reviewers should respond within the stipulated time frame of one week (7 days) for the journal. Reviewers should fill in all the parts of reviewers' reports so that a fair judgment regarding the quality of the paper can be made. The review is an essential step towards the publication process; every reviewer is, therefore, supposed to be fair in reviewing. Any reviewer who feels unqualified or needs a judgment idea or deficit of time should promptly inform the editor so the paper can be forwarded elsewhere. The review should be objective, and personal feelings, judgments, or biases should not affect the review and its outcomes. A reviewer should not review a paper that discusses any point that might conflict with the reviewer's opinion. No manuscript that is authored, co-authored, or authored by some known person/s should be reviewed to avoid biases. A manuscript sent for review is a confidential document, so it should be treated fairly by the secretary and should not be shown somewhere else. Reviewers should comment on each point clearly so that the judgment regarding acceptance/rejection or changes may be made based on the review. If the reviewer notices any similarity with any other paper published in any other journal containing the same contents that was issued, it should be addressed to the editor.

Submission Preparation Checklist
Before submitting the manuscript, author(s) should check the following list:

  • Author(s) make sure to read all the guidelines of the journal.

  • The submission is neither published elsewhere nor under consideration

  • The submission is in Word format
  • The submission could be asked for changes (related to formatting, referencing etc.) after acceptance

  • The author(s) must not mention their name and affiliation in the main text.

  • A conflict-of-interest statement should be submitted by the author(s).

  • Authorship certificate (mentioning contribution and originality of the manuscript) should be submitted at the time of

  • submission.
  • A plagiarism report should be submitted along with the manuscript.

  Instructions for Author  
  Abstracting & Indexing  
  Editorial Board  
  Latest Issue
Vol. 3, No. 2, 2024
  Subscription Form  
  Journal Policy  
  Early Cites  
Copyright © 2022 Information Technology Centre University of the Punjab. All rights reserved