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Human Resource Development Review

2014 Impact Factor: 1.366
2014 Ranking: 81/185 in Management
Source: 2014 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2015)

Editor
Julia Storberg-Walker George Washington University

eISSN: 15526712| ISSN: 15344843|Current volume: 14|Current issue: 2 Frequency: Quarterly

Human Resource Development Review is a theory journal for scholars of human resource development and related disciplines. Human Resource Development Review publishes articles that make theoretical contributions in papers devoted to theory development, foundations of HRD, theory building methods, and integrative reviews of the literature.

The journal provides new theoretical insights that can advance our understanding of human resource development, including:

  • Syntheses of existing bodies of theory
  • New substantive theories
  • Exploratory conceptual models
  • Taxonomies and typologies developed as foundations for theory
  • Treatises in formal theory construction
  • Papers on the history of theory
  • Critique of theory that includes alternative research propositions
  • Metatheory
  • Integrative literature reviews with strong theoretical implications

The journal also addresses philosophies of HRD, historical foundations, definitions of the field, conceptual organization of the field, and ethical foundations. Human Resource Development Review takes a multi-paradigmatic view of theory building.

Human Resource Development Review is a theory development journal for scholars of human resource development and related disciplines. Human Resource Development Review publishes articles that make theoretical contributions in papers devoted to theory development, foundations of HRD, theory building methods, and integrative reviews of the literature. Papers whose central focus is empirical findings, including empirical method and design are not considered for publication in Human Resource Development Review. This journal encourages submissions that provide new theoretical insights to advance our understanding of human resource development. Such papers may include syntheses of existing bodies of theory, new substantive theories, exploratory conceptual models, taxonomies and typology developed as foundations for theory, treatises in formal theory construction, papers on the history of theory, critique of theory that includes alternative research propositions, metatheory, and integrative literature reviews with strong theoretical implications. Papers addressing foundations of HRD might address philosophies of HRD, historical foundations, definitions of the field, conceptual organization of the field, and ethical foundations. Human Resource Development Review takes a multi-paradigm view of theory building so submissions from different paradigms are encouraged.

Editor
Julia Storberg-Walker George Washington University
Managing Editor and Social Media
Mariela Campuzano George Washington University
Associate Editor
Julie Gedro SUNY Empire State College
Jia Wang Texas A&M University
Editorial Board
Frank Achtenhagen Georg-August University, Göttingen, Germany
Chiraprapha "Tan" Akaraborworn National Institute for Development Administration, Thailand
Mesut Akdere University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA
Ross Azevedo University of Minnesota, USA
Stephen Billett Griffith University
Jamie Callahan Drexel University
Yonjoo Cho Indiana University
Monica Danielson The Toro Company
John M. Dirkx Michigan State University, USA
Per-Erik Ellström Linköping University, Sweden
Karen Evans University of London, UK
Thomas Garavan University of Limerick, Ireland
Julie Gedro Empire State College, State University of New York, USA
Rajashi Ghosh Drexel University
Tomika Greer University of Houston
Irena Grugulis University of Durham, UK
Holly Hutchins University of Houston
Baek-Kyoo (Brian) Joo Winona State University, MN
Christian Helms Jorgensen Roskilde University, Denmark
T. J. Kamalanabhan Indian Institute of Technology, INDIA
Marijke Kehrhahn University of Connecticut-Storrs
Michael Kroth University of Idaho-Boise Center
Victoria Marsick Columbia University, USA
Patricia A. McLagan McLagan International, Inc.
Gary N. McLean McLean Global Consulting
Paul Nesbit Macquarie University, Australia
Raymond A. Noe Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
AAhad Osman-Gani Iium University, Malaysia
Cliff Oswick City University London
Marshall Scott Poole University of Illinois, USA
Thomas G. Reio, Jr. Florida International University
Alan Saks University of Toronto, Canada
Eduardo Salas University of Central Florida
James Scoville University of Minnesota, USA
Andy Smith Federation University, Australia
Richard J. Torraco University of Nebraska
Marianne van Woerkom University of Tilburg, The Netherlands
Consuelo L. Waight University of Houston
Susanne Weber Munich School of Management
Ida Wognum University of Twente
Lyle Yorks Columbia University, USA
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  • Manuscripts should be prepared as follows:

    1. Authors should prepare manuscripts in accordance with the guidelines of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), (6th Ed.).
    2. Title page should include the full title, primary author's name, institutional affiliation, address, telephone number, fax number, and the E-mail addresses (only) and a short bio of all other authors for future correspondence.
    3. Abstract of approximately 150 words and Text of the manuscript should be double-spaced. No author identification should appear anywhere in the manuscript other than on the title page.
    4. Manuscripts should be no longer than 30 double-spaced pages, excluding references and figures.
    5. Use nondiscriminatory language.
    6. Include a cover letter stating that the manuscript is the author's original work, has not been published elsewhere, and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere at the time it is submitted.
    7. For publication consideration in HRDR, please submit manuscripts to the editor electronically online at: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/hrdr. Articles accepted, published, or submitted for publication elsewhere, cannot be submitted to HRDR for publication consideration.
    8. For manuscript submission questions, please contact hrdr@gwu.edu.

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