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Journal of Management Development

Journal of Management Development

ISSN: 0262-1711

This journal is a Hybrid Open Access journal
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Emerging Sources
Citation Index

CiteScore 2018: 1.73
CiteScoreTracker 2019: 1.11 (Updated Monthly)

Editorial objective

The mission of Journal of Management Development is to publish research that tests, extends, or builds management theory and contributes to enhance the field of management development, thinking, practice, and research. All empirical methods including, but not limited to, qualitative, quantitative, field, laboratory, meta-analytic, and mixed methods are welcome. More specifically, Journal of Management Development seeks to publish papers that ask and help to answer important and interesting questions in management development, develop or test theory, replicate prior studies, explore interesting phenomena, review and synthesize existing research. We welcome a diverse range of researcher methods and are open to papers that rely on statistical inference, qualitative data, verbal theory, computational models and mathematical models.

Editorial criteria

Articles should make strong empirical and theoretical contributions and the manuscript should be highlighting the relevance of those contributions to management development. Articles should be of a conceptual/theoretical nature that includes practical application, based on practical experience/research, report a case study situation, or any combination thereof. The prime requirement for acceptance of an article will be that it:

  • makes a significant original contribution to the field
  • is directly relevant to management development
  • contains elements which have general application
  • is within the scope of the journal coverage.


  • Business strategy & competence-based management development
  • Corporate governance & global management
  • Entrepreneurship & new technology of management development
  • Organizational theory & developing leadership skills


The Journal of Management Development draws together the thinking and research relating to the role played by managers in their immediate environment, and the ways in which they can widen their responsibilities to take on larger roles. Many companies now appreciate that investment in management development helps to reduce costs, increase sales and improve productivity - so it's well worth investigating. Management Development involves changes in the field of business strategy, organizational theory, corporate governance and entrepreneurship which add value to society and which change societal life in ways which have significant, sustainable, and durable consequences.

Key benefits

Management development is a subject commanding intense interest from organizations serious about the personal development of their staff, and the ways in which they can maximize their potential. If you are kept informed of new research and in-company practice, you are better placed to make appropriate decisions about the introduction of new techniques in your own organization.

Key journal audiences

  • Academics working in the field
  • CEOs and senior managers
  • Libraries supplying academic and corporate needs
  • Management development specialists and consultants
  • Personnel professionals and human resource managers

Recent Special Issues

Advanced business models for management education in the twenty-first century: international perspectives (Volume 36, Issue 6) - Guest Editor: Jessica Lichy. This special issue brings together seven papers from respected international scholars assessing management education in recent times.

Entrepreneurial university: geographical and strategic differences around the world (Volume 36, Issue 2) - Guest Editors: Rosa Caiazza, Scott Shane and Graziella Ferrara. Entrepreneurial university emerges where universities have to perform teaching, research and contributing to the regional economy simulataneously. This special issue look at the entrepreneurial university with examples from around the world.

Journal of Management Development is indexed and abstracted in

Academic Abstracts/CD-ROM, Autographics, Business Source Alumni Edition/Complete/Government Edition/Corporate/Corporate Plus/Elite/Premier, Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Management & Marketing, Collectanea Corporate, Corporate Resource Net, Current Citations Express, Current Index to Journals in Education, Education Research Complete, Education Source, Emerald Management Reviews, Emerging Sources Citation Index ESCI (Clarivate Analytics), EP Collection, ERIC, ESSEC Business School, Galileo, Health Business Elite, Human Resource Abstracts, Innovative, INSPEC, Leadership & Management Source Plus, Management and Marketing Abstracts, Manning & Napier, Professional Development Collection, PsycINFO, ReadCube Discovery, Scopus, Teacher Reference Centre, Technical Education & Training Abstracts, School Organisation and Management Abstracts, Telebase, TOC Premier (EBSCO)

This journal is ranked by

Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS, UK) Academic Journal Quality Guide, AERES (France), AIDEA (Italy), Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) Quality Journal List, Australian Research Council (ERA Journal List), BFI (Denmark), CNRS (France), ESSEC (France), FNEGE (France), NSD (Norway), Scopus, The Publication Forum (Finland)

Journal of Management Development is available as part of an online subscription to the Emerald HR, Learning & Organization Studies eJournals Collection. For more information, please email or visit the Emerald HR, Learning & Organization Studies eJournals Collection page.

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