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Baldrige Foundation Announces New Peer-Reviewed Publication and Call for Papers

The Chronicle of Leadership and Management is a new peer-reviewed periodical scheduled to debut in 2020, published by the Baldrige Foundation. James R. Evans, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus at the Lindner College of Business, University of Cincinnati, and the Chronicle’s Editor-in-Chief.

“The goal of the Chronicle,” said Foundation President Al Faber, “is to facilitate sharing of knowledge by providing insightful and practical perspectives and thought leadership for leading and managing performance excellence in business, health care, education, government, nonprofit organizations, and in communities and cybersecurity applications.”

According to Dr. Evans, “articles published in the Chronicle are intended to provide actionable concepts to assist leaders in leading and managing performance excellence within their organizations.”

Dr. Evans has assembled an editorial board of thought leaders in the Baldrige, performance excellence, and leadership and management communities to review submissions and ensure the Chronicle maintains the highest standards of quality.

Dr. Evans also issued the initial Call for Papers for the first issue of the new publication:

Call for Papers

All submissions should be sent via email to the editor at

Submissions for the first issue must be received by August 1, 2020 to allow for review and revisions as necessary.

All articles should draw upon the concepts and philosophy of the Baldrige Excellence Framework and must provide useful information of interest to organizational leaders.  In addition, they should be grounded in experience, innovative thought, and/or an adequate review of relevant literature as appropriate. Highly technical papers of limited scope or academic-type papers are not appropriate. Manuscripts submitted to The Chronicle of Leadership and Management must be original works not previously published or under review by another publication.

Types of articles suitable for publication in The Chronicle of Leadership and Management include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Case studies that highlight role model practices or implementation strategies for performance excellence, drawing upon Baldrige principles.
  • Innovative and insightful discussions about Baldrige categories, items, areas to address, or key (and difficult to understand) criteria questions that provide practical value. 
  • Articles that translate cutting-edge research literature into practical language that would be applicable and useful to practitioners and may contribute to leading-edge validated practices in the future. 

Submission Guidelines 

Each submission will be reviewed by at least two members of the editorial board who evaluate the article based on the following attributes:

  1. Contribution to knowledge.   Does the article present innovative or original ideas, concepts, or results that make a useful contribution to knowledge of performance excellence?
  2. Significance to practitioners. Are the concepts discussed of practical significance meaningful to organizational leaders and managers?  
  3. Readability and clarity. Is the article well organized and presented in a clear and readable fashion that will be understood by a wide audience?
  4. Figures and tables. Are figures and/or tables used appropriately to enhance the ability of the article to summarize and/or communicate information and conclusions?
  5. Organization and style. Is the content of the article logically organized? Is the title representative of the article’s content?

Prospective authors should use these attributes as a checklist in reviewing their manuscript prior to submission to improve the likelihood of acceptance.