IJSPL is a refereed biannual journal published by the Rashtram School of Public Leadership, Delhi NCR, India.
How do citizens and states perceive each other? While putting this question, we are aware of the already saturated terms of citizens and states within the socio-political discourses. In fact, what we have come to understand by these terms has a history of not more than two hundred years and their meanings derive mainly from the European experiences of that period. So either we have a state that is seeing like a state, to paraphrase James Scott or we have people that are truly behaving like citizens. The legacy of this specific European history is that we now have the conjugal terms of state and citizen in total correspondence with each other and the correspondence of state and citizen is not isolated.
It is part of similar correspondences of binaries like individual and society. Within this milieu of creation of (new) binaries, liberty has been understood only as individual liberty that was pitched against society and its norms. State is part of that societal aspect pitched against the individual and the ‘citizen’, in turn, is part of those individual aspects. This understanding becomes important in grappling with premodern worldviews about ‘state’ and ‘citizen’. That is why this dynamic between the state and individuals becomes an issue of utmost importance for the contemporary researchers and public intellectuals to probe into.
Are there other ways of imagining the interactions between the states and the individuals, other than the dominant European paradigm of total correspondence? If we ponder on this question, then it becomes increasingly clear that not only the interactions but even the constitutions of these two entities can throw up interesting insights into the nature and role of states, their legitimacies and jurisdictions vis-a-vis the local jati and gram level social organization and the appropriate vocabularies needed to address them.
In view of these questions and considerations, we invite scholars to engage with the broader issues of:
IJSPL is multidisciplinary in its range, by virtue of the multidisciplinary character of leadership studies itself. The journal encourages submissions on leadership studies research, pedagogy, and practices from a wide array of theoretical and methodological approaches. Thus, leaders and researchers from across the world and from diverse fields such as academia, public service, social sector, business, and traditional institutions of learning and knowledge systems, are welcome to submit their research articles. Potential authors may focus on the central theme of how public leadership, across local, regional, state, national and international levels, from all nations and world regions, has drawn on the wisdom of specific civilisations from the distant past and up to our times. The authors may look for instances of civilisationally grounded public leadership among leaders and participants in the government and public services, in cross-sector organisations, in non-governmental organizations, or among thought leaders functioning within such spheres as academia, media and the arts, and activism. Research articles are also invited on the varied spheres and dimensions of public leadership, including but not limited to:
Research articles published in IJSPL are double blind peer-reviewed.
IJSPL offers value to all stakeholders in leadership, and to those who study, conduct research and explore the varied aspects and complexities of leadership. It is a valuable source of information for:
In the preparation of their research articles, authors are asked to strictly abide by the standard IJSPL author guidelines as detailed below.
The Manuscript should follow the format specified by the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Seventh Edition (2020). It has to be submitted in MS-Word, Times New Roman, font size 12. The headings should be in bold, and italics may be used to add emphasis and for book titles. It is recommended that the submissions be within the range of 4000-7000 words for research articles.
Contact IJSPL at firstname.lastname@example.org to avail a Sample Annotated Professional Paper in APA style.
The Manuscript title page should include:
In addition to this, the author must submit, in a separate MS Word file, a duly signed declaration of originality of the work, clearly stating that it has not been published nor is it being considered for publication elsewhere.
Format: APA 7th Edition
Journal: Berk, R. A. (2012). Top 20 strategies to increase the online response rates of student rating scales. International Journal of Technology in Teaching and Learning, 8(2), 98–107.
Book: Buller, J. L. (2012). Best practices in faculty evaluation: A practical guide for academic leaders. Jossey-Bass.
Contact IJSPL at email@example.com to avail a Sample Annotated Professional Paper in APA style
The manuscript submitted to IJSPL should be an original work of the author, not published anywhere else in any form. It should not be submitted to any other journal simultaneously.
It is the author’s responsibility to ensure accurate presentation of their study. All the quotations, supporting data and references have to be duly acknowledged. The manuscript may be screened for plagiarism.
Disclosure and conflicts of interest
The authors should disclose the research grants, financial support received for attending conferences and educational programmes or other forms of substantial relationships that might have influenced the research in a significant manner.
Please send in your submissions before 28 February, 2022, 11:59 PM by clicking on the ‘Submit Your Paper Here’ button and uploading your paper along with other details.
Neither the editors nor the members of the Editorial/Advisory Board of IJSPL will be in any way responsible for the opinions of the contributors as expressed in their articles.
The decision of the reviewers regarding acceptance/rejection of any submitted article would be final and any grievance in this regard will not be entertained.
If any article is found to be plagiarized after publication in the journal, the article in question would be immediately removed and the author blacklisted.
We do not accept any fee in the name of submission, processing, publication, etc., nor do we pay authors for their contribution.