Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Human Resource Management, Human Resource Development, Management, Organizational Management, Learning and Development, Training and Development, Knowledge Management, Organizational Learning, Leadership and Team Management, Strategic HRM, Strategic Management, Performance Management, Compensation Management, Organizational Staffing, Employee Relations, Professional Development and relevant subjects.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

The journal uses double-blind system: the reviewers' identities remain anonymous to authors, while the reviewers can see authors' identities. Members of the Editorial Board, qualified outside reviewers or editor review the manuscripts.


Publication Frequency

Published Quarterly, published in February, May, August and November


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.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...




International Journal of Human Resource Studies has linked its papers to references by DOI (Digital Object Identifier) numbers.

International Journal of Human Resource Studies is added and indexed in the following databases:

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