About the Journal

Focus and Scope

An independent voice for people working in the aid sector, the Humanitarian Leader provides a platform for humanitarian professionals, researchers, activivists and volunteers to test ideas and insight in an accesible academic setting.

We tell stories that challenge our collective assumptions and presenconcepts that help make humanitarian aid more just, equitable and effective.  We welcome submissions that broadly inform humanitarian leadership, and promote discussion and dialogue in the sector. 

The Humanitarian Leader is published by the Centre for Humanitarian Leadership.

Interested in submitting to this Journal?

Submissions are encouraged to challenge our collective assumptions about the humanitarian system. We welcome papers that deal with concepts of leadership in the humanitarian system, as well as ideas useful to humanitarian decision-makers, or that interact with core concepts of the humanitarian system.

How to submit | Contact us

All submissions will be reviewed and prospective authors will be advised of the outcome. Please refer to the Author Guidelines on the Centre for Humanitarian Leadership website for details. 

Prospective authors are welcome to share an abstract with the Editor, Dr Nazanin Zadeh-Cummings, for feedback, prior to writing and submitting a paper. 

Peer Review Process

The Humanitarian Leader publishes non-peer reviewed articles. 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Journal History (incl. sponsors if appropriate)

Launched in August 2019, the Humanitarian Leader provides a platform for non-peer-reviewed research to promote discussion and dialogue in the sector.

Papers are published online up to 10 times a year, with an annual print and online edition published in December. 

View the 2020 print edition on the Centre for Humanitarian Leadership website