The Chronicle of Leadership and Management is a new journal published by the Baldrige Foundation. Its goal is to facilitate sharing of knowledge by providing insightful and practical perspectives for leading and managing performance excellence in business, health care, education, government, nonprofit organizations, and in communities and cybersecurity applications. 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.
Papers should be of the style of the Quality Management Journal, Harvard Business Review, or Sloan Management Review and should include appropriate references. They should not be as informal as those published in magazines such as Quality Progress. There are no minimum or maximum length restrictions; however, a general guideline is 10-15 double-spaced Word pages. Say what is necessary to get your message across fully!
All submissions should be sent via email to the editor at James.Evans@UC.edu.
Submissions for the first issue must be received by August 1, 2020 to allow for review and revisions as necessary.
Each submission will be reviewed by at least two members of the editorial board who will evaluate the article based on the following attributes:
- Contribution to knowledge. Does the article present innovative or original ideas, concepts, or results that make a useful contribution to knowledge of performance excellence?
- Significance to practitioners. Are the concepts discussed of practical significance meaningful to organizational leaders and managers?
- Readability and clarity. Is the article well organized and presented in a clear and readable fashion that will be understood by a wide audience?
- 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?
- 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.