The Leadership Quarterly : State of the journal
The Leadership Quarterly has developed the reputation of being the custodian of the best multidisciplinary scientific research focusing on leadership. This reputation has been the result of the efforts of successive editorial teams who laid important foundations in building the journal (see joint article from former editors: Atwater, Mumford, Tosi, & Yammarino, 2014). We are passionate about scientific discovery and aspire to publish the best leadership research, on par with that of the top general journals. Thus, as current guardians of the journal's scientific record, we realize the enormous responsibility we have in shaping what is published and in signaling to the field what types of research we value. In this editorial, we discuss the importance afforded to leadership as a scientific discipline, take stock of the first two years of our term, explain the current editorial policy, and report on how the journal is doing and where it is heading.