The Journal of Biblical Perspectives in Leadership (JBPL) is a refereed scholarly journal that aims to provide a forum for international research and exploration of leadership studies focused on the Hebrew and Christian scriptures. Representing the multidisciplinary fields of biblical, social-science, historical, and leadership studies, the JBPL publishes qualitative research papers that explore, engage, and extend the field of knowledge and understanding of the phenomenon of leadership as found within the contexts of the Hebrew and Christian scriptures.

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2022 Call for Papers Deadlines: July 1 (Abstracts); August 31 (Completed Manuscripts)

Fall 2022 Issue Call for Papers

JPBL encourages manuscript submissions that contribute to diverse conceptualizations of the theme for the Fall 2022 issue: "Biblical Perspectives of Spirituality in Organizational Leadership." This essential topic has implications for both sacred and secular organizations. Scholarly manuscripts that research biblical and ecclesial perspectives of organizational spirituality are welcomed. We invite scholars of all Christian faith traditions to respectfully engage the field of knowledge and understanding of organizational spirituality as found within Scripture. We encourage research exploring topics including, but not limited to: (a) organizational spirituality in the early church; (b) purpose and meaning in the workplace; (c) New Testament perspectives of spirituality in leadership; (d) job satisfaction and burnout in eccesial or non-profit organizations; and (e) contemporary implications for biblical research of organizational spirituality. We also encourage innovative manuscripts addressing matters relating to the impact of 2020 on organizational life. While Biblical Perspectives of Spirituality in Organizational Leadership is the theme for 2022, authors are encouraged to submit manuscripts that explore a variety of leadership topics from a Biblical perspective. Abstracts are due by July 1, 2022, and completed manuscripts are due by August 31, 2022, to be considered for the Fall 2022 issue of JBPL.

Submission Guidelines: Manuscripts will be screened by the editor for appropriateness and then sent to at least two reviewers for detailed assessment. Exegetical, social, leadership, organizational, conceptual, and historical studies using all types of qualitative methods are welcome. The primary criteria will be the soundness of methodological approach and grounding in exegetical and leadership studies theories. Exegetical contributions that extend existing concepts and theories of leadership in the Hebrew and Christian scriptures are particularly welcome.

Manuscripts should be submitted to the editor as an e-mail attachment in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) format to carlser@regent.edu.

Include correct author identifying information on the title page only and remove the author's information in the "tools-options-user information" section. If there are multiple authors, please identify the contact author.

  • Place the title of the manuscript at the top of the abstract page.
  • The submission should contain all tables, figures, and references in a single file.
  • Please include in your e-mail three or four keywords that will help us assign the manuscript to appropriate reviewers.
  • Please also include your assurances that the manuscript is original and is not under review at any other journal.
  • Your submission will be acknowledged by return e-mail when assigned to reviewers (usually within one week of receipt).

Please make sure that:

  • Your submission (including references) conforms to the writing style as outlined in the Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition) or APA (7th edition).
  • All text, including references, is double-spaced in Arial font (12-point type) with one-inch margins.
  • Your title page includes complete contact information for all authors, including mailing addresses, email addresses, phone, and fax numbers.
  • Your abstract is not more than 200 words.
  • Your submission contains only necessary footnotes.
  • There is nothing in your manuscript file other than the title page that identifies the authors. Be sure to erase manuscript "properties" (under FILE in Microsoft Word) prior to submission.
  • The text of your submission, including the abstract, body of the paper, and references (but not including title page, tables, and figures), is no longer than 40 pages total.
  • Any prior publication of data featured in the manuscript is explicitly acknowledged either in the manuscript or in the transmittal letter to the editor. Any forthcoming or "in press" articles that use the data should be forwarded to the editor with the submission. Please provide proof of copyright clearance for any previously published materials used in the article such as photographs, tables, charts, graphics, etc.

Your submission should include a brief author's bio for each author noting name, position/title, organization, and email address. All authors whose submissions are accepted for publication will be required to complete a Permission to Publish form.

Any questions concerning electronic submission should be directed to the editor at carlser@regent.edu.

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The Journal of Biblical Perspectives in Leadership is a refereed scholarly journal that aims to provide a forum for international research and exploration of leadership studies focused on the Hebrew and Christian scriptures.

Representing the multidisciplinary fields of biblical, social-science, historical and leadership studies, the JBPL publishes qualitative research papers that explore, engage and extend the field of knowledge and understanding of the phenomenon of leadership as found within the contexts of the Hebrew and Christian scriptures.

To stimulate scholarly debate and a free flow of ideas, the Journal of Biblical Perspectives in Leadership is published in electronic format and provides access to all issues free of charge.

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