Journal of Global Mobility

Journal of Global Mobility

The Home of Expatriate Management Research

ISSN: 2049-8799

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Launched in 2013JGM started publishing Quarterly in 2015.  This provides 25% more publication opportunities, with issues publishing in March, June, September and December.

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Please click here to view 5 free access articles from JGM, available from the 23rd January 2017 until 19th February 2017. 

The JGM Author Experience

"Thank you so much for your help and support. I have seen significant improvements in the final version of the article from the first submission thanks to you and your team. I'm extremely happy about the outcomes." Dr. Kate-yue Zhang, Assistant Professor of International Business, The American University of Paris (2017)  

"It was my very first contact with your journal, and I was impressed seeing how efficient editorial processes you implemented. I was also impressed how helpful and disciplined reviewers of JGM are- something to be much appreciated by the submitting authors."
Dr. Michal K. Lemanski, Assistant Professor of International Business, Nottingham University Business School China (2016)

"I compared the first version of my paper with the last one. It has definitely so much improved. Without the help of your reviews, I hadn't achieved this improvement. You told me once your reviewers are the best and would help me to make the paper better. And yes, you were most definitely right: They are the best."
 Dr. Christian Linder,University of Bamberg (2015).

"The editorial team at the Journal of Global Mobility is truly first-rate. They provided my co-authors and me with an extremely thoughtful and detailed review of our submission. We were tremendously impressed by the quality of their analysis and commentary, and the fact that it was delivered in a mere thirty days. It has been humbling to see the collaborative blind review process work so well."     
Jason Ryan, PhD, Associate Professor of Marketing, California State University (2013).

 Editorial Objectives

The Journal of Global Mobility: The Home of Expatriate Management Research (JGM) provides an outlet for research on expatriate management and other topics of global mobility. JGM caters to a community of scholars and practitioners interested in theoretical and empirical perspectives of physical global mobility as well as antecedents, correlates and consequences of activities and phenomena associated with global mobility.

JGM is especially interested in exploring new domains of global mobility or new insights gained from re-examining established topics. While preferring empirical contributions, achieved with quantitative or qualitative methodology, or a mix of them, rigorous theoretical developments as well as focused but comprehensive literature reviews are also welcome.

JGM aims to provide constructive feedback to authors within one month of submission of a new manuscript. Our 30-day turnaround policy is facilitated by the Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editors, who will encourage high-quality, detailed, and developmental feedback from reviewers to all submitting authors. However, the quality of each manuscript can influence the effectiveness of the review process. As such, manuscripts that are well developed and well written make the review process easier to facilitate and generally results in better feedback to authors.

Editorial Criteria

JGM focuses primarily on white-collar, skilled workers/professionals and their immediate context at work and outside work.


Examples of globally mobile categories covered:

  • Adult/Third culture kids (TCK's and ATCK's) as expatriates
  • Business expatriates
  • Diplomats/Foreign service expatriates
  • Expatriate academics
  • Families and partners
  • Female expatriates
  • Foreign executives in local organizations (FELOs)
  • Frequent international business travellers
  • Inpatriates
  • Military expatriates
  • Minority expatriates (e.g. LGBT, single parents)
  • Missionaries
  • NGO expatriates
  • Organizational expatriates
  • Public-sector expatriates
  • Repatriates
  • Self-initiated expatriates
  • Short-term international assignees
  • Third country nationals

Recent Special Issues

Context and Global Mobility (Volume 2, Issue 2) - Guest Editors: Professor Wolfgang Mayrhofer and Dr B. Sebastian Reiche. This special issue draws together scholarly research that contributes to our knowledge about the context in which global mobility occurs, the driver and impact of the alternative forms through which global work is experienced, and how the growing fragmentation of global staff can be effectively managed.

Global Employees...Global Families (Volume 3, Issue 2) - Guest Editors: Professor Margaret Shaffer and Dr Mina Westman. The purpose of this Special Issue on global employee families is to expand the conceptual and methodological boundaries of research in this area to enhance our understanding of the family experiences of the growing diverse portfolio of global employees.

 Key Benefits

  • JGM is the only academic journal to consistently and exclusively focus on expatriate management and global mobility
  • JGM is the premier publishing outlet for authors and readers interested in topics and issues associated with expatriate management and global mobility.

Key Journal Audiences 

  • Academic scholars primarily within business or management schools and social science faculties
  • Practitioners in business firms and other organizations interested in or involved in global mobility.

The Journal of Global Mobility is Indexed and Abstracted in

ABI/INFORM Complete, ABI/INFORM Global, ABI/Professional Advanced (ProQuest), Autoritetslisten, British Library, Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Management and Marketing, Professional ProQuest Central, ProQuest Central (ProQuest), ReadCube Discovery, RePEc, Research Library (ProQuest), Scopus

and ranked by:

Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) Quality Journal List, BFI (Denmark), ESSEC (France), JUFU (Finland), NSD (Norway), QUALIS (Brazil)

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