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About Us

Leadership and Organizational Behavior Journal is research journal of the most prestigious business and commerce institute, Hailey College of Commerce which is the premier business institute serving the nation and world since 1927. It has produced renowned economists, business tycoons and many professionals who are pride for the institute. Research just like professional education is the core objective of the college. Keeping up its tremendous traditions and to serve humanity with the changing world it has launched a research journal "The Leadership and Organizational Behavior Journal". This journal is bi-annual journal, and welcomes research from all parts of the world and all fields relevant to business.

The Leadership and Organizational Behavior Journal is an open access, bi-annual peer-reviewed journal which provides an outlook of research advancements and understandings in the field of business and its all aspects. It publishes articles, case studies and book reviews that consider issues regarding business and all sister fields of business. The journal accepts both conceptual and empirical papers. The prime goal of LOBJ is to disseminate the ideas and thoughts about business to academicians, researchers, practitioners and all those who can benefit from it. It aims to include paper from all over the world without any discrimination. Papers will be preferred which can be applied at any level and can benefit society.

Focus and Scope

LOBJ provides an outlook of research advancements and understandings in the field of business and its all aspects. It publishes articles, case studies and book reviews that consider issues regarding business and all sister fields of business. LOBJ is focused on the topics related to Leadership and Organizational behavior. The core areas under its coverage include

  • Action research
  • Applied behaviors
  • Behavioral approaches of leadership
  • Conflict management and negotiation
  • Contemporary approaches of leadership
  • Crossover and spillover effects of work
  • Culture and leadership approaches
  • Family and work interference
  • Family-work conflicts
  • Human behaviors at work
  • Islamic perspective of leadership
  • Leadership in emerging markets
  • Leadership theory and practice
  • Motivation at work
  • Motivation theories and practice
  • Performance management system
  • Personality at work
  • Situational approaches of leadership
  • Trait approaches of leadership
  • Western approaches of leadership
  • Work-family conflicts
  • Any other topic that is relevant


  • 1


    Prof. Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmad

    Hailey College of Commerce, University of the Punjab Lahore, Pakistan

  • 2


    Dr. Ishfaq Ahmed Janjua

    Hailey College of Commerce, University of the Punjab Lahore, Pakistan

  • 3

    Editorial Assistant

    Mr. Zaheer Abbas

    Hailey College of Commerce, University of the Punjab Lahore, Pakistan



  • Dr. Zafir Khan bin Mohamed Makhbul

    Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia

  • Dr. Faizan Ali

    University of South Florida, USA

  • Dr. Imran Ali

    New Castle Business School Northumbria University, UK

  • Dr. Daya Raj Dhaka

    Pokhara University, Nepal

  • Dr. Adeel Luqman

    College of Management, Shenzhen University, Guangdong Province, China.


  • Dr. Farooq Anwar

    The University of Lahore, Lahore

  • Dr. Umar Azeem

    University of Management & Technology, Lahore

  • Dr. Ghulam Hussain

    Department of Management Sciences, Comsats University Islamabad, Lahore Campus

  • Dr. Yasin Munir

    Govt. College Women University, Sialkot

  • Dr. Iqra Abdullah

    NEMAL, Mianwali

Abstracting & Indexing

Will be indexing soon.

Plagiarism Policy

In accordance with the guidelines of Higher Education Commission (HEC), Leadership and Organizational Behavior Journal (LOBJ) observes Zero Tolerance to plagiarism (Plagiarism Policy). LOBJ uses either Turnitin or i Thenticate for all research papers submitted to detect possible plagiarism. If similarity is more than 18%, the paper is returned to the author(s) immediately. LOBJ follows HEC and COPE guidelines to make the determination whether (or to what extent) plagiarism exists.

If plagiarism or other unethical practices are detected after publishing the paper, editorial board has the authority to correct or retract the paper as HEC’s plagiarism policy (http://www.hec.gov.pk/english/services/faculty/Plagiarism/Pages/default.aspx). All authors are responsible for their content individually and collectively. In extreme cases, Editorial board may decide to consult the institution of author(s).

Self-plagiarism: verbatim or substantial copying of authors’ own published work (or under consideration for publication at some other outlet) effecting originality of current submission is also no acceptable in any way.

Peer Review Process

Peer review process is one of the most important and fundamental components in the publication process. The credibility and reputation of a journal mainly depends on the integrity of peer review process and trust of authors. Leadership and Organizational Behavior Journal (LOBJ) likes to assure the research community that it applies very stringent and rigorous peer review process in order to deliver high quality of content to its widespread readers around the globe. LOBJ is releasing its 10th volume and likes to move towards higher review standards and strict control over submissions in accordance with the new reduced domain (commerce, business and economics rather than wide domain of all social sciences previously) following the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) guidelines. HEC assesses all documentations (including peer review documents) for recognition/accreditation, annual funding and up-gradation of its recognized/accredited journals. Journals not following the peer review and other guidelines of HEC, can also be delisted from HEC recognized/accredited status thus lose their annual financial support from HEC.

Being an HEC recognized/accredited journal, LOBJ follows peer review guidelines of HEC in true letter and spirit to meet the requirements of annual funding. All papers submitted to LOBJ undergo a rigorous internal and external review by experts in the relevant area of interest :

Internal Review

Each paper goes through an internal review by a relevant editorial board member to determine whether it is properly formatted, within the scope of LOBJ and follows the publication ethics. The board member would also consider whether basic protocols of research have been followed in research design/analysis and contribution to the literature. Papers that do not meet the basic requirements are not sent out for external review, and the authors are generally informed within 1 to 2 weeks.

External Review

LOBJ follows a double-blind review process after a paper screened through the internal review. Authors are requested not to include their personal information in the text of the paper. They are further indicated not to post their papers on any website to prevent their identity to the potential reviewers. While reviewers are also expected to refuse, if they come to know about the identification of author(s) of a paper referred to them for peer review.

External reviewers (1-2) generally comment and suggest on originality, quality of presentation, research design, data/results/conclusions, usefulness of the study and interest to the researchers community. During external review, if reviewers find that the research paper has major flaws that cannot be resolved through major revision, they can recommend to decline the paper.

Publication Fee

No Fee

Journal Archiving

LOBJ is managed through Journal Administrative System, a submission and journal management system owned and managed by the Hailey College of Commerce, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. All the publications would be archived at the server of the system but would be publicly accessible.

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 their work.

Licensing and Copyright Terms

Copyright Notice

Proposed Creative Commons Copyright Notices
Proposed Policy for Journals That Offer Open Access
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).

Copywrite Instruction

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.

Copyediting Systems

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 process.


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.