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Call for papers: Special issue on abusive supervision

  • 1.  Call for papers: Special issue on abusive supervision

    Posted 29 days ago

    Dear colleagues,

    The research on abusive supervision has yielded about a dozen review and meta-analysis studies, denoting the maturity of this area of research. However, as Tepper, Simon, and Park (2017) pointed out, the research conducted so far has only laid the groundwork for a critically important next phase in abusive supervision research. Indeed, Fisher et al. (2021) found that studies on abusive supervision using multilevel and team-level design only account for 3.27% of the total number of samples. This suggests that future studies should examine this area further.

    Behavioral Sciences (journal) is calling for papers for its special issue, titled "The Dark Side of Leadership: Abusive Supervision Research at Team- or Cross-Level of Analysis". The journal has been listed in reputable databases such as SSCI (Impact Factor: 2.6), Scopus (CiteScore 3.0), and PubMed.

    The journal is now accepting submissions. If you have recently noticed this call for papers, we kindly request that you submit a brief proposal (with research hypotheses, theoretical perspective, and potential contribution) within one page. We would greatly appreciate it if you could submit your proposal before March 31, 2024, to facilitate our issue planning. We will notify you of the decision regarding your proposal within 30 days. Manuscripts can be submitted at any time but no later than December 31, 2024. Waivers of publication fee will be considered on a comparative basis to encourage high-quality submissions to this special issue.

    For further information on manuscript submission and the peer review process, please refer to the following Special Issue webpage.  https://www.mdpi.com/journal/behavsci/special_issues/67XLR521I2.

    If you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact our Editorial Staff at (kelsey.wang@mdpi.com).


    Fischer, T., Tian, A.W., Lee, A., & Hughes, D.J. 2021. Abusive supervision: A systematic review and fundamental rethink. The Leadership Quarterly, 32: 101540. 

    Tepper, B. J., Simon, L., & Park, H. M. 2017. Abusive supervision. Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior, 4: 123–152.




    Li-Yun Sun, guest editor


    Li-Yun Sun, Professor

    School of Business

    Macau University of Science and Technology

    Macau, SAR China